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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Buyer - Non-Production Material (m/f/d)


Witten, NW, DE, 58455

Req ID 34691

We reinforce our team in our department NPM Operations at our location in Witten. 


Your tasks as Buyer - Non-Production Material (m/f/d):

  • Supporting the plant in purchasing activities (non-production materials) according to ZF Purchasing Group Directives, Policy and KPIs aligned with commodity strategy 
  • Analyzing the conditions of the market (developing and supervising the list of local bidders, cooperating, networking and assessing strategic suppliers)
  • Identifying and leading cost reduction initiatives, optimizing local supplier base as well as analyze, challenge, and consolidate the stakeholder’s needs 
  • Communication with local management and x-functions in the plant
  • Request for quotations (RFQ), select suppliers according to requisitions and negotiation on price and T&Cs, contracting and implementation 

Your profile as Buyer – Non-Production Material (m/f/d): 

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Economics or a similar qualification with experience in purchasing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint) and SAP skills in MM module
  • Experience with suppliers and customers contacts at international level and you have both the maturity and assertiveness to discuss with suppliers and colleagues
  • Ability to work in a team and manage projects remotely, people-oriented mindset, independent and result oriented way of working as well as highly developed negotiation skills
  • Fluency in German and English (oral and written), willingness to travel 


The compatibility of work and family life is firmly anchored at ZF. For more information, please visit


ZF is a global technology company suppling 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. In fiscal year 2020 ZF reported sales of €32.6 billion. 
The company employs more than 150,000 associates at approximately 270 locations in 42 countries.




Be part of our ZF team as Buyer - Non-Production Material (m/f/d) and apply now!


Jona Pauline Hindriksen

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