Purchasing Manager / Head of purchasing (m/f/d) Jobs

Jiangsu ARSALE KIEL Seat Co., Ltd., Changzhou, Jiangsu, China

About Company:

Kiel is Europe’s leading manufacturer of seating systems for commercial vehicles and public passenger transport in local, regional and tourist transport by bus or train. Founded in 1945 and headquartered in Nördlingen – Germany, the company operates worldwide and has locations in France, Poland, the Netherlands, Turkey, Macedonia and the USA.

Kiel stands for the combination of tradition and technical know-how with innovation and creativity. Sympathy, customer orientation and profitability are our vision for the future. Kiel seats are characterized by premium quality, sophisticated technology and modern design and meet the highest requirements for safety and passenger comfort. They are of very high quality because they are durable, robust and economical.

But not only that: Kiel is a competent provider of complete seating systems as well as individual, customer-oriented seating solutions for special requirements. Our goal is to increase safety and comfort for people with first-class products and to meet our responsibility for the environment through innovative developments and efficient manufacturing processes.

About this job:
  • value stream mapping and cost analyzing incl. initiating cost optimization projects by considering TCO
  • make-or-buy-analysis
  • benchmark
  • budget and strategy planning of JV purchasing
  • set up and controlling of designated KPI`s
  • organization and coordination of JV purchasing team
  • ensure material availability in time, in quantity, in quality
  • implementation of purchasing goals and creation of needed action to meet the goals
  • contract preparation and contracting + price negotiation with suppliers for goods, tools, services
  • support project activities from purchasing point of view
  • controlling and balancing of stock level
  • responsibility for freight and packaging cost for purchasing goods
  • interaction with other Kiel plants
  • supplier selection, supplier auditing and supplier evaluation
  • optimization of all purchasing activities
  • English language skills fluently in writing and speaking
  • Knowledge on quality requirements and processes
  • Experienced in contract and price negotiations with international suppliers
  • Experienced in leading a team, social skills
  • Professional experience in purchasing in production industry of at least 5 years
  • Knowledge in logistics and stock keeping
  • Knowledge in customs clearance
  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Experience in reading and understanding technical drawings
Native Language: Does not matter
Working Experience: 3-5 years
How to apply:

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