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Buyer (F/M/D)

Freudenberg Group
United States, Texas, Houston
Sep 16, 2023
Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for 40 market segments. The Freudenberg Group employs some 50,000 people in 60 countries worldwide and generates sales of over 10 billion euros.

EagleBurgmann is a leading international specialist in industrial sealing technology. We combine innovative technologies, digital solutions and our passion to create sophisticated and reliable sealing systems. Our products help make entire industries safer and more sustainable. 5,600 employees create added value for our customers around the world with their enthusiasm and competence. EagleBurgmann is a joint venture between the German Freudenberg Group and the Japanese Eagle Industry Group.
You support our team as
Buyer (F/M/D)
Responsibilities

  • Collaborates in the development of cross-location product group orientations (e.g. global sourcing, strategic cooperation, bundling, etc.), taking into account the specifications of the lead buyers, and implementation for future requirements and products. Active management of the supplier portfolio
  • Develops supplier relationships to the sustainable level of price, replacement time, quality, process, technology, and risk required for the product group in alignment with the commodity group orientation defined by the lead buyer.
  • Participates in supplier audits, if applicable
  • Continuous identification of improvement potential and its implementation
  • Initiates procurement processes: Information on prices, vendors, technical innovations for the defined range of material groups. Parts and material requirements based on prices, coordinates delivery options with requirements of the divisions. Carries out price comparisons.
  • Determines the source of supply: negotiations on quantities, prices, delivery dates and conditions, also in a foreign language In the case of larger contracts that go beyond the right to sign, compile key data on turnover, structure (e.g. service organization), production and delivery possibilities and assist in negotiations. Prepares contracts and gets them ready for signature. Defines and maintains scheduling agreements, outline agreements and individual purchase orders (info record) in the system with all relevant parameters (lot size, if necessary, scales, postal code, unit prices, vendor master data, minimum order values, etc.). Orders are placed by the DispoCenter.
  • Increases efficiency by setting SAP automation such as order book, info record automation, increase of connected EDI suppliers
  • Extra for Project Buyer: Take over the responsibility of the complete purchasing part in the project (Milestone management, contact person for the Eng. Team)

Qualifications

  • Typically academic degree and relevant work experience

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