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Sr. Commodity Buyer


Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 21743 Shanghai, China




Developing and supporting of implementation of global part family strategies (sourcing, negotiating, market analysis - looking for new suppliers, conduct annual price negotiation with suppliers)


•  Driving the further Development and Implementation of the global Part Family Strategy, the supply base and the technology in the area of responsibility

• Leading Supplier Negotiations considering annual Saving Targets

• Initiating and driving Project Awarding of Suppliers according to the Corporate Sourcing Decision Process

• Supporting international and cross-functional Teams to ensure Supplier’ s ability to deliver

• Analyzing global Purchasing Markets

• Conducting global Benchmarks

• Supporting technical Costs Workshops/ VAVE/ Value Stream Analysis





  • Min. Bachelor degree (technical background – engineering nice to have, alternatively business administration)
  • At least 3  years experience with a similar role in purchasing 
  • Strong negotiatitor who can realize cost savings in line with purchasing target 
  • Proactive and motivated individual who can manage multiple international projects. 
  • Teamplayer who can both work autonomously and coordinate with team members globabally. 
  • Strong analytical skills  
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • English (at least B2)
  • MS office – Excel at good level, SAP
  • An individual who can meet project/contract deadlines and diverse interest of internal stakeholders.  
  • An persistent individual can persuade internal stakeholders and external suppliers to move forward with projects and overcome roadblocks   
  • Flexibility, willingness to travel


Skill-Set (hard skills/soft skills): 


Must Haves: 

  • Experience in purchasing
  • Confident in speaking and negotiation 


  • Good knowledge of Office tools 
  • Fluent English  in speaking and writing 
  • Analytical skills/feeling for figures


Nice to Haves: 


  • Good Knowledge of SAP/ERP 
  • Good learning skills for new technology 


Be part of our ZF team as Sr. Commodity Buyer and apply now!


Yichen Wu

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