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Program Buyer

CONTRACT TYPELong Term-At will
DIVISION Clean Energy Systems


  • The Program buyer is responsible for source new components, drive cost reductions, enhance quality performance and support programs throughout their entire life cycle.< <

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  • Issue and analyze request for quotations (RFQs) from approved suppliers to support POAI production and preproduction requirements (components, materials, and component tooling).<
  • Negotiate price, delivery, quality levels, intellectual property rights, payment terms and other aspects in the interest of POAI Automotive Systems.<
  • Lead sourcing decisions.<
  • Responsible to work with legal department to insure the legal soundness of the contractual relationships between POAI and its supply base, within scope assigned<
  • Develop formal written strategies for programs.<
  • Issue purchase orders for all program requirements throughout the program life cycle.<
  • Develop, maintain, and publish appropriate documentation as required by the applicable purchasing procedures.<
  • Work with suppliers, program teams, and plants to drive cost reductions.<
  • Assist in the establishment and work on the realization of supply base performance targets.<
  • Work closely with other functional areas and the manufacturing plants to establish an effective supply base.<
  • Manage suppliers price changes, debit issues, cost reductions, engineering changes, and key supplier meetings/activities.<
  • Actively participate in program planning and status meetings.<
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement and corrective action activities<
  • Prepare correspondence for internal and external purposes.<
  • Support other department positions and special projects as needed.<
  • Must successfully complete all POAI required training.<
  • Must comply with all work rules, policies and procedures.<
  • Must comply with all safety rules and regulations.<
  • Other things assigned by line manager.< <





  • Budget saving target<
  • On time component deliveries with 0 quality issue<
  • Suppliers PPAP on time and accepted at first time<
  • On time transfer of purchasing files to plant(s)<
  • Material and tooling costs<
  • Profitability (material margin)<
  • Cash-out optimization (working capital, amortization)< <



  • Suppliers<
  • Core team members<
  • Commodity and local buyers<
  • Supplier quality engineers<
  • Global purchasing organization<
  • Plant department managers, finance, quality, logistic, engineering…< <




    Personal Background< <

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent<
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing industry environment. Automotive background is preferred.< <

    Skills & Abilities< <

  • Having adaptability on multicultural and cross-departmental relations and team spirits<
  • Fluency in English (Business level)<
  • Strong negotiator
  • Strong organizational skills and prioritize tasks to meet department objectives with timely manner.
  • Complete multiple activities concurrently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other functional areas and suppliers.
  • Understand products development (project/program) process
  • Having innovation and openness to change
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