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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.

German Speaking Commodity Buyer - Chennai/Coimbatore

Country/Region:  IN

Chennai, TN, IN

Req ID 44745 |Chennai, India


ZF Wind Power puts wind energy in motion! The ZF Wind Power Business Unit is part of ZF group which is known as one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. Within our unit we develop, validate and service gear units used in wind turbines producing sustainable energy and we have been doing this for more than 40 years! Today we build new drivetrain solutions to meet the requirements of the future. As wind turbines continue to grow, we are continuously pushed outside of our engineering boundaries, which makes it a challenging engineering environment to work in.
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We are looking for a new colleague in the Supply Chain Management department at our location in Coimbatore, India.
Your tasks:

  • Identifying and developing potential new suppliers which would strategically benefit the organization.
  • Supplier selection, carry out awarding process, contract awarding of new parts.      
  • Supplier negotiations and contract management. Develop commodity portfolio analysis.  
  • Define approved supplier and strategic supplest based on performance assessments.
  • Define and execute part family strategy including supplier innovation in collaboration with BU cross-functional teams.   
  • Drive supplier business plan performance (Quality, Service, Price, Delivery etc.). Supporting global team on the commodity tasks.

Your profile:

  • BE/B-Tech in Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering graduate with 3-9 years of experience in commodity purchasing.
  • Good knowledge in commodities handled like Casting, Forging, Assemblies, Solenoids, electromechanical or similar.
  • Experience in strategic sourcing, budgeting, cost estimation, negotiation and contract management.                                                                                  
  • Strong communication skills in English & German language basics (read, write & Speak) is must.


Be part of our ZF team as German Speaking Commodity Buyer - Chennai/Coimbatore and apply now!


Karthick Subramaniam


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