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NPM Process Expert / Purchasing Specialist


Trnava, TA, SK, 91701

Req ID 33800 |[[filter6]], Slovakia


Position Summary: The Non-Production Materials (NPM) Purchasing Process Specialist is responsible for leading the development and implementation of indirect material purchasing solutions through high-level process improvements and strategic planning methods using the SAP system in order to support and fulfill the requirements of internal and external customers worldwide.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and launch Non-Production Materials (NPM) purchasing automatic tools in multiple local EPR systems. Perform as admin/key user. Continuously improve and troubleshoot the tools and systems. 
  • Coordinate, implement, and standardize the corporate NPM purchasing processes to the region. Conduct training to improve and optimize awareness of NPM process to both internal and external purchase team. 
  • Performance monitor on automated order KPI of ZF locations in region Americas.
  • Lead projects related to the analysis and enhancement of workflow processes through the detailed development of purchasing plan.
  • Lead projects for the indirect material group (Service Center Procurement) regarding new implementations of SP1 SAP system.
  • Participate in business management systems projects and processes in the area of materials management NPM.
  • Prepare specialized concepts in collaboration with the responsible departments and coordinate the technical system implementation with the IT department.
  • Participate as business lead for indirect material (Service Center Procurement) in IT projects such as system migrations or release changes.
  • Consult and assist all ZF Divisions in system technical and conceptual issues in the field of materials management.
  • Lead continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or related field
  • 3-6+ years of experience in purchasing related position
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Project management skills
  • Experience with Materials Mgt (MM) module in ERP systems
  • Profound knowledge in area of IT-systems for purchasing  
  • Proficent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PPT)
  • Strong competency in presentation, moderation, and social communication 
  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret data and purchasing-related processes
  • Solid organization and time/project management skills


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge about Python and PowerBI 
  • Experience in leading purchasing related system roll-out project is a plus  
  • Experience in BPM and others integration platform skills
  • English language skills, German or Spanish appriciated


Be part of our ZF team as Purchasing Process Specialist NPM and apply now!


Martina Lúžna


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