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Series Purchasing Leader

Date:  19-Apr-2021
Country/Region:  IN
City:  PUNE R&D
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  14645

Position Description |


Title:                     Series Purchasing Leader

Reports To:               Series Manager


Essential responsibilities and duties

The series purchasing leader coordinates the series buyers within his/her perimeter. The role is responsible for purchasing savings at Plant level, for the different plants within his/her perimeter.


The main missions of the role are:

As a series buyer:

    • Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity Buyers
    • Monitor productivity performance for perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under their responsibility (i.e. productivity committees). Present to the plants management board the productivity plan
    • Challenge Commodities to achieve the Purchasing Budget for the plants within perimeter
    • For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Misdeliveries Per Million (MPM)
    • Be involved in the kick-off phase of the program to prepare for Start of Production. Lead transfer meetings with Program Buyers at program take-over
    • Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests and product productivity, in close relationship with Commodity Buyers

As series purchasing Team Leader:

    •  Manage other Series Buyers from other plants, closely coordinating and consolidating results for Series Purchasing Manager




The ideal candidate will have/be :


Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Business.


Nice to have: Professional Purchasing Qualification


Experience :

    • Minimum 5 years in purchasing as program, series and/or commodity buyer


Nice to have: Automotive experience would be an advantage


Skills and competencies :  

    • Productivity / lean management methodology
    • Production, quality and logistics
    • Fluent English
    • Ability to work in matrix organization


Nice to have:

• Knowledge of products and technology

• Supplier audit process and quality management



Job Family:              Purchasing

Reference job:                    Series Purchasing Leader

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