Senior Purchasing Specialist
Continental AG - Auburn Hills, MI

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(Job ID: 243021)


Indirect Procurement for a Regional Category within a key Commodity including the tactical pooling and procurement activities in a functional managed team at regional level. Objective of establishing optimum conditions on an excellent supplier base through pooling volumes and common strategies in order to maximize the contribution to the operating profit of the Region across all divisions and facilities.

Core Responsibilities:
· Developing cross-divisional procurement processes and implementing the optimum sourcing strategy with qualified suppliers
· Performing sourcing decisions and assessing market situations
· Defining and implementing innovative negotiation concepts and strategies,
· Carrying out cost and contract negotiations to guarantee uninterrupted supply at optimum conditions.
Additional Responsibilities:
· Compile, prepare, and present reports related to rates and tariffs with the Logistics services supplier base.
· Control of contractual process. Prepare agreements, prepare renegotiations/subsequent negotiations, initiate appropriate measures and guarantee supply of service.
Maintain and Communicate rate tariffs to the business owner logistics community in the region
· Benchmark and evaluate the market to ensure Continental is positioned well within the market trends.
Core Capabilities:
· Comprehension of all transportation modes terminology
· Negotiation skills
· Managing cross functional teams and projects
· comprehend standard broker operating procedures
· Understand Customs Entry/Clearance Process

Approx. 15% travel required.

Relocation will not be provided for this position.


Required Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
· 5 years related work experience
· Experience in Trade/Customs (Export/Import)
· MS Office Excel

Preferred Qualifications:
· Purchasing experience
· Basic SAP
· Spanish language skills

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