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Program Buyer


Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 42690 Shanghai, China

We're looing for a colleague to join ZF Aftermarket at our location in Xuhui, Shanghai.


Your tasks:

  • Lead price negotiations for internal/external products, project purchasing activities and project coordination. In addition, negotiate and coordinate frame contracts to secure the supply of products and services. Maintenance and control of purchasing records and documents.

  • Support to implement a supplier strategy with the target to optimize the local supplier base - taking into account the needs of the global and regional locations of ZF Services. Facilitate the timely resolutions of issues regarding pricing, quality, sourcing, delivery, and vendor performance with suppliers and other personnel as directed. Search for suitable suppliers based on continuous monitoring and analysis of the procurement markets.
  • Support ZF Services Best Cost Sourcing activities in the AP region.

Supplier Management

  • Support the yearly supplier assessment and evaluation process. Derivate improvement measures and follow-up with supplier accordingly.
  • Support the target agreement with suppliers as well as their continuous optimization of the inbound delivery performance (DPI).
  • Build up a trust-based relationship and continuously maintenance of contacts within the supplier- and ZF Services network in order to guarantee a smooth interface management. Participate in regional and global projects to introduce or expand the product portfolio.
  • Support the supplier selection and contract awarding process in accordance with the ZF Friedrichshafen AG regulations.


  • Support the continuous analysis of the purchase reporting system


Your Profile:

  • More than 3 years' work experience in the field of purchase and project management

  • Associates degree and above

  • Fluent English in both written and oral

  • Good knowledge in purchase processes and project management

  • Experience in contract/price negotiations and sourcing


Be part of our ZF team as Program Buyer and apply now!


Yingjun Guo

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