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Project Buyer

HUBNER Manufacturing Corporation Mount Pleasant, SC

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Department: Purchasing

Job Title: Project Buyer

Description of Activities/ Main Tasks:

  • This position is responsible as project buyer of strategic purchasing with a key focus on procurement of production material in development projects.
  • This position will be heavily involved in the early stages of projects through direct communication with engineering and the global strategic purchasing team.
  • As first point of contact for development projects, they will report to the Purchasing Manager.

Task Description:

  • Implementation of global Procurement Strategy and cost targets of the business division in close collaboration with the Categories (Local Content / Best Cost Sourcing)
  • Optimization of Production Costs of development projects from initial quotation phase till series production start
  • Achievement of savings through target cost management, DtC measures of purchased parts and further procurement activities inside of the product development
  • Optimization of process costs along the Supply Chain (Logistics Processes)
  • Global supplier selection with project reference database (SAP)
  • Inquiries, evaluation and analysis of offers regarding the purchased parts and commodity groups being in charge of, as well as support of the quotation team
  • Sourcing and procuring purchased parts and tools for First Article Inspections (FAI)

This happens through:

  • Strong collaboration between the cross functional teams involved in the development projects (Project Management, Sales, Design Engineering/, Finance and Controlling, Production, Quality, Logistics) for global cost optimization purposes, as well with affiliated companies
  • Negotiation of project specific quantities and agreements with suppliers, as well as maintaining specific material master data, requirements, etc. (Master Data Maintenance in SAP)
  • Support of product development with cost optimal solutions and standardizations
  • Preparation and Implementation of Make or Buy Analysis using reference calculations
  • Project related cost control (Current vs Target cost)
  • Close collaboration with project development team
  • Clarification of price deviations in series business, development and implementation of corrective measures
  • Support of supplier evaluation & development
  • Close coordination of strategy and requirements of business division with categories and lead buyer

Qualifications / Educational- and Experience background:

  1. Educational- and Experience background
  • Graduate Degree in Business Administration preferred with Major in one of the following disciplines: Purchasing/Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or comparable qualification;
  • Multi-year experience in similar role in industrial manufacturing environment, ideally in international context and under consideration of international and cross-functional collaboration
  1. Expert Knowledge
  • Ideally multi-year experience in Purchasing of production, technical industry, as Category Buyer
  • Good Knowledge of procurement methods and concepts
  • Good Knowledge in Project management
  • Very good product line and market knowledge / material knowledge
  • Knowledgeable in general manufacturing processes (machining, bending, etc) and relative perspective in cost differences
  • Able to read and properly interpret technical drawings for supplier coordination
  • Experienced in creation of supply and service agreements
  • Very good negotiation experience
  • Experience in application of sourcing strategies, cost structure analysis and cost optimization as well as in supply chain analysis
  1. Language knowledge
  • Proficient in English, other languages a plus
  1. IT-Knowledge
  • Good experience with SAP MM as well as MS-Office
  1. Methodology competencies
  • Distinctive capability and affinity to cope with management calculation analysis
  • Creativity, Negotiation and organizational skills
  • Project management methods
  • Autonomous, analytical and structured functioning
  • Very good communication capability, excellent persuasiveness and assertiveness
  • High capability to work successfully and outcome-oriented together in a team, as well as build up a network
  • Empathic, competent and confident appearance
  • Good intercultural competency
  • Strives to bring people together and constantly willing to grow as well as accept new challenges

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HUBNER Manufacturing Corporation


Mount Pleasant, SC
29464 USA



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