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Senior Buyer - German

Job Description

The Senior Buyer will report solid line to the Indirect Procurement Manager EMEAI and is responsible for all aspects related to the purchase of Indirect (MRO) goods and services in support of site requirements. Will be proficient with electronic purchasing systems , negotiating with suppliers, and analyzing total costs to obtain best value. Will protect the Company’s interests by reviewing and utilizing appropriate contract terms and conditions. Requires excellent knowledge of local and regional supply requirements, including but not limited to, Import/Export, customs duties and taxes, and transportation & logistics to enable efficient delivery to the site.

Thoroughly understands and adheres to Honeywell sourcing policies/procedures and Code of Conduct. Will be committed to implementing process improvements. Effectively interacts with multiple departments at all levels of internal and external organizations and professionally resolves problems in a fair and ethical manner. The Senior Buyer assists the Manager in driving all Indirect goals & initiatives and recommends actions to achieve them.
• Identify and select qualified suppliers
• Purchase order placement and supplier follow up
• Negotiate complex purchasing requirements
• Ensure delivery requirements are met
• Assemble and solicit Requests for Quotes (focus on eSourcing activity)
• Analyze competitive bids and formulate purchase recommendation
• Control costs and obtain savings by using target pricing, reverse eAuctions, negotiations, and market tests
• Consult with supervision and Commodity Leaders to identify cost savings projects/opportunities
• Calculate cost savings and document in I-Save system
• Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by Manager
• Train and mentor new or junior buyers

Specialist Experience

• BA/BS, or equivalent (MBA a plus)
• Minimum 5 years procurement experience, Indirect Procurement preferred
• Demonstrated competencies in the sourcing of Indirect (MRO) materials and services
• Strong experience with supplier negotiations
• Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to manage by influence
• Effective communicator: oral and written
• Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of software
• Experience with eProcurement solutions
• Experience with SAP purchasing platform
• Ability to analyze, organize, and report data
• Self-starter: understand and anticipate what needs to be done and take required action
• Strong problem solving skills and good judgment to make important decisions
• Fluent in English and German (written and spoken)
• Professional Certification (CPM, CPIM) a plus
• Travel as necessary



Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting.  Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.



Job Summary

  • Romania
  • Other
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
04 July 2017
Applications Deadline
02 September 2017

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