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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.

Program Purchasing Manager Braking - BU UE

Country/Region:  PL

Częstochowa, WP, PL, 42-200

Req ID 43096 Częstochowa, Poland

Your Tasks:


•  Responsible for program purchasing activities for inter-company braking ECU business;
•  Lead and being responsible for managing multiple buyers located in multiple global locations;
•  Being responsible for achieving PPV, VAVE, ITR KPIs according to the OP and SP plan;
•  Ensure on-time launch for programs and delivery at or below target cost for piece price, tooling, etc.;
•  Work effectively with the project team to meet targets for quality, delivery and other cost areas;  
•  Work with engineering, commodity managers, supplier development engineers, program managers, to ensure supplier performance and deliverables are met and to identify cost and timing issues and resolve them;
•  Work with engineering, commodity managers, supplier development engineers, program managers, to ensure supplier change request are properly managed to meet agreed execution date;
•  Ensure sourcing activity is in line with cost targets and Purchasing processes (global bidder’s list), driving the coordination of commodity strategies with the goals of the individual programs;
•  Facilitate cross-functional meeting including suppliers to improve program cost and delivery through design and development;
•  Assist in strategic evaluation of suppliers by conducting research, analysis and/or participating in the selection process;
•  Following selection, participate in the development and launch of new suppliers and conduct negotiations for/with the commodity team;
•  Coordinate / lead efforts to identify and implement cost savings opportunities and meet assigned cost targets in the area of engineering changes, VAVE, lean activities and re-sourcing activities;
•  Represent Purchasing at a variety of reviews related to program launch (sourcing committee, design review, launch readiness review, program review, etc.).


Your Profile:


•  Bachelor Degree required, prefer course of study in supply chain management, engineering, business or other related field relevant to Purchasing;
•  Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience;
•  Prior experience leading teams, including cross-functional teams; 
•  Must have solid understanding of financials as they relate to program launch and demonstrated ability to gather, analyze financial data to formulate recommendations; 
•  Global experience highly preferred, especially AP, EU and Mexico; 
•  Must have advanced skills in Excel and be proficient in other software programs (Word, PowerPoint) and SAP and/or QAD; 
•  Prior negotiation skills, including responsibility as primary spokesperson for supplier negotiations desired; 
•  Must be able to conduct negotiations with suppliers as well as internal customers to achieve expectations related to cost, quality and timing.


We Offer:


•  Working in an international, dynamic environment with various stakeholders involved;
•  Attractive career growth possibilities (international contracts, trainings and exciting professional challenges);
•  Business trips (hopefully after the pandemic) all over Europe;
•  Medical care and My Benefit system;
•  Flexible working hours and home office (a hybrid model after the pandemic).


Be part of our ZF team as Program Purchasing Manager Braking - BU UE and apply now!


Aleksandra Sobczyk

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