ZF Commodity Buyer - Turned Parts in Gliwice, Poland

Commodity Buyer - Turned Parts

GDF - Purchasing


Job Description


  • Manage assigned supply base and develop cost-saving methods and opportunities to promote overall business unit productivity and supplier competitiveness for defined commodity (i.e. through VA/VE methods, quoting, independent negotiations, resourcing, etc.)

  • Carry out negotiations as lead contact for defined suppliers

  • Conduct Global Competitive Sourcing (GCS) benchmarking to find alternative suppliers more in line with BPG targets per the PFS

  • Develop and maintain part family strategy based on global targets and requirements.

  • Drive for meeting or exceeding annual commercial- and other targets assigned to area of responsibility and is responsible for annual savings planning and negotiation follow-up for assigned suppliers.

  • Adhere to the defined sourcing process per company policy, investigate and select optimal suppliers for materials in a timely manner through the effective use of industry techniques, procedures, and planning methods. Prepare sourcing cases in cooperation and alignment with all supply chain departments and present to the applicable boards for sourcing approval.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Economics or related field

  • Fluent English Language

  • 2-5 years work experience in Purchasing department in Automotive company preferred

  • Proficient with Microsoft office ( Excel, Word, etc)

  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Purchasing & Logistics