Indirect Material Buyer

3 weeks ago
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Company Overview

AB Elektronik –we are part of the AVX Group headquartered in the USA. As Sensing and Control division we have been a recognized partner to the automotive industry for more than 30 years now. More than 1,800 people shape the mobility of the future with us. Our products are used in automotive, truck and off-road applications.


AVX Electronics Sensing and Control Timisoara SRL produces a wide range of electronic components for the automotive industry, such as acceleration pedals, sensors (fluid temperature, level and pressure etc.), LED technology modules, electronic actuators and circuit boards by using the AB Elektronik brand. AVX Electronics Timisoara is ISO TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 certified and we employ over 400 employees.


Be part of an open and dynamic innovation culture with great scope for talent and success – we are looking forward to receive your application!



Role Overview

Conclude commercial negotiations with suppliers of goods and services

Timely and accurate maintenance of Purchasing views in SAP – ERP system

Resolution of Purchasing-related problems with other functions within the company, thorough purchasing processes and procedures 

Performs other Purchasing tasks as required 

Evaluation, preparation and presentation of various business case scenarios 

Agreement, communication, and tracking of deliverables from internal customers

Proactive identification and resolution of problems related to assigned parts / suppliers 

Timely and Accurate issuance of Purchasing contracts, amendments, and kickoffs   

Responsible for managing the Total Cost of Ownership by collecting data, analyzing, problem solving, recommending, communicating and executing accordingly.

Managing the day-to-day business relationship with key suppliers and internal customers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand/volume/delivery time changes, issue resolution, sharing end-user feedback, and follow up on backorders etc.

Assist Accounts Payable Department in the reconciliation of invoices. Engage and coach originating departments accordingly.

Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and their capabilities, core competencies, strengths and weaknesses.



2-3 years of experience in automotive industry or related field  in Purchasing

University studies

Experience with manufacturing processes, tools and technologies     

Experience analyzing cost breakdowns, cost drivers, supplier offers     

Demonstrated negotiating experience: piece price, tooling and timing with external suppliers for assigned packages     

Ability to work independently without direct supervision     

Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Excel  and SAP   

Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a high-pressure environment     

Effective communication with internal customers and with outside vendors/suppliers     

Strong verbal and written communication in English language and German    

Manages more complex work packages and workload     

Assists in the training of new employees  


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