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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.

Specialist of non-productive purchases

Country/Region:  PL

Częstochowa, WP, PL, 42-200

Req ID 49848 Częstochowa, Poland

We are looking for support in our Purchasing department (SCPND2) at our location in Częstochowa:


Your tasks:

• Manage assigned supply base and develop cost-saving methods and opportunities in order to promote overall business unit productivity and supplier competitiveness for defined function with in Non-Production Material r (i.e. through Value Add /Value Engineering methods, quoting, independent negotiations, resourcing, etc.);
• Carry out negotiations as lead contact for defined suppliers;
• Analyze supply base to prepare and recommend suppliers to be added/removed from the approved supplier list as well as nominate suppliers for the Strategic Supplier List by collaborating with Engineering Service Teams ;
• Develop and maintain Part Family Strategy (PFS) based on global targets and requirements and with Data Analyst skills to turn data into information, to insight and to decisions;
• Define and negotiate purchasing contracts, production, Development and Warranty Agreements, in addition to other contracts and legal documentation working with legal and Intellectual property teams.

Your profile:


• Bachelor’s Degree either in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Economics or related field;
• 3-5 years of experience in Purchasing, experience with suppliers and customers contacts at an international level;
• Highly developed negotiation and data analytics skills,results oriented;
• Ability to work in a team and manage projects remotely, people-oriented and independent;
• Willingness to travel, fluent in English; German would be an asset;
• Strong communication skills;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint), SAP skills desirable.


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;
• 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 Specialist of non-productive purchases and apply now!


Karina Kucz-Rybka

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ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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