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VIE Commodity Buyer, New Energies (W/M) - Wels (AT)

Hungry for challenges? Join a group with innovation at its heart and contribute to the automotive revolution!

With 31,000 team members located in 26 countries and with a 2020 revenue of €7.7 billion, Plastic Omnium is world leader in intelligent exterior systems, clean energy systems and front-end modules.

Our ambition? Provide automakers with cutting-edge equipment and solutions to develop tomorrow’s clean and connected car.


•    The Commodity Buyer is responsible to identify and develop a robust supply base for his/her scope.

•    Commodity Buyer is responsible to define and implement strategies for a given portfolio

•    Support cross functional teams (supply chain, program buyers, other departments)


Responsibilities & Activities 


•    Safety, Compliance & Reporting
o    Encourage safety activities within extended supply base including enforcement of PLASTIC OMNIUM (PO) 6 non-negotiables
o    Be accountable for the respect and application of Global Purchasing procedures
o    Build and share the reporting of his activities 


•    Business Intelligence
o    Gather important market information for the Purchasing scope in his/her scope of responsibility
o    Identify potential suppliers on the market for the current and future needs of PO New Energies


•    Supply base management
o    Establish trustful and long-term relationship with selected suppliers
o    Conduct suppliers’ capability studies  by performing on-sight evaluation audits with Engineering and Quality teams
o    Manage the suppliers accounts creations and maintenance
o    Develop the supply base to reach state of the art level in all PO New Energies activities fields (automotive, trucks, buses, railway, etc…)
o    Support partnerships and strengthen close relationships with key suppliers
o    Monitor suppliers’ performance via Score cards, SMQRs, Management meetings…


•    Commodities strategies
o    Establish, share and implement commodities strategies for his/her Purchasing scope in accordance with PO Group policy and Purchasing policy
o    Build and maintain up-to-date cost models for his/her commodities
o    Encourage suppliers to promote and provide innovative solutions
o    Develop TCO approach


•    Sourcings & Programs Management
o    Manage transversal projects for the commodities in his/her scope
o    Support program buyers negotiations through transversal & global approach
o    Support sourcing decisions according to identified needs, suppliers performances and skills, and defined strategy


•    Contractual Management
o    Manage the contractual relationship, including but not limited to intellectual property, payments terms & conditions, etc… in the interest of PO New Energies
o    Responsible to work with legal department to insure the legal soundness of the contractual relationships between PO New Energies and its supply base, within scope assigned


•    Performance
o    Lead cost improvement ideas generation to implementation by working directly with all internal stakeholders and suppliers to drive cost reductions
o    Contribute to company competitiveness improvement
o    Negotiate competitive conditions and LTAs agreements with suppliers
o    Ensure PO New Energies will have access to products & services according to needs and at preferred conditions in terms of pricing and quality
o    Implement and respect the objectives fixed by Purchasing Management
o    Attend and/or lead workshops for Purchasing continuous improvement
o    Participate to the budget construction for the year N+1




Personal Background
•    High school diploma + 2 years 
•    3 years experience in purchasing area (preferably in the automotive sector) or relevant. 


Job Technical skills
•    Strong negotiator
•    Fluency in foreign language(s) business level, English is a Must
•    Strong organizational skills and prioritize tasks to meet department objectives with timely manner
•    Complete multiple activities concurrently
•    Having innovation and openness to change
•    Master pack office and SAP


Job Soft skills
•    Ability to communicate effectively with other functional areas and suppliers.
•    Having adaptability on multicultural and cross-departmental relations and team spirits

As a responsible company, Plastic Omnium pays particular attention to diversity and equality within its teams and the Group commits to treat all job applications equally.

Date:  22-Jan-2023

Wels, AT

Job Requisition ID:  371004