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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Assistant Manager / Manager - Project Buyer

Country/Region:  IN

Chennai, TN, IN, 631604

Req ID 59657 Chennai, India

Your Tasks:

  • Achieve supplier QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) targets and execute S&P actions in each project (xCDP or GCC). Expertise in VAVE.
  • Estimate and validate material and tooling costs for project PEAR.
  • Align product and commodity technology roadmap to optimize BOM components.
  • Implement commodity sourcing strategy for project components, including make or buy decisions.
  • Execute RFQs, lead supplier negotiations, and perform cost analysis for decision-making during project execution.


Your Profile:

  • Full time degree in Engineering. And experience in NPD Purchase / Project Purchase / Program Purchase is mandatory
  • Hands on experience in CASTING commodity is mandatory
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in purchasing within the automotive industry.
  • Experience in Quality, Cost, and Delivery management.
  • Six Sigma certification is an asset.


Be part of our ZF team as Assistant Manager / Manager - Project Buyer and apply now!


Sakthivel P


What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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