Continental Corporation Category Buyer Stamped Parts (m/f) in Regensburg, Germany

About Continental With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries. The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. €8.4 billion in 2015, roughly 40.000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx. €7.1 billion in 2015, roughly 35,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. €8.2 billion in 2015, roughly 40,500 employees) achieved sales of approximately €23.7 billion in 2015. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility, and cost-efficiency.

Auto req ID 86159BR

Job Title Category Buyer Stamped Parts (m/f)

Country Germany

Posting Location Regensburg

Job Description

Lead the development of a worldwide material and supplier strategy for the area of stamped parts under consideration of Continental‘s requirements. We are looking for a strategic purchaser within the Global Category stamped parts in the Cluster Metals to the next possible entry date.

As Category Purchaser (m/w) Stamped Parts, at the location Regensburg you will be part of the international purchasing team within the Automotive Group of Continental:

Your tasks will be:

  • Support the development of a worldwide material and supplier strategy taking into account the requirements of Continental

  • Market analyses

  • Support the strategy definition process with cross functional partners, implementation of strategy in all relevant Business Units worldwide

  • Drive and support pooling activities with external cooperation partners

  • Realization of an efficient "Stamped Parts Controlling" - ensure in time implementation of correct data in the respective systems, correction of local data and responsibility for monthly controlling

  • Actively influence the sourcing process by (supplier selection, price negotiations, closure of legally binding contracts, sourcing decisions)

  • Conduct annual price negotiations, support improvement programs with suppliers, re-design to cost measures as well as other cost reduction programs

Job Requirements

  • University degree in economics, business administration & engineering or mechanical engineering

  • Several years of professional experience in Purchasing

  • Experience in the automotive industry requested

  • Deep knowledge in MS Office programmes and SAP R/3

  • Business fluent German and English language skills

  • Conflict solving abilities, assertiveness

  • Intercultural sensitivityAre you looking for an individual working time model? We support part-time work.

Contact Name Carina Schweiger

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