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Advanced Purchaser Battery M/F

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Continental AG

Berlin, VT

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About ContinentalWith sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 227,000 employees in 56 countries. In the Powertrain Division we integrate innovative and efficient powertrain system solutions from today and tomorrow for vehicles of all categories. Within the vision of Clean Power, our products make driving not only more affordable and environmentally friendly, but also more comfortable and enjoyable. We offer our customers a comprehensive selection of products ranging from gasoline and diesel injection systems, turbochargers, engine management and transmission control systems to sensors and actuators. Exhaust aftertreatment, fuel supply systems as well as systems and components for hybrid and electric drives complete our portfolio. There are two main impulses for the advancement of drive technologies: Firstly, active climate protection, in particular the reduction of CO2 emissions and exhaust gases. And secondly, the increasing need for individual mobility, which results in various requirements for vehicles and drive systems. The Powertrain Division has more than 35,400 employees working at 54 locations in 19 countries.Auto req ID84950BRJob TitleAdvanced Purchaser Battery (m/f)CountryGermanyPosting LocationBerlinJob DescriptionWe are looking for an Advanced Purchaser (m/f) for our Business Unit HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) for battery components.Your tasks are in detail: Definition of sourcing strategies for HEV Battery and Battery Management Components (eg. Contactors, Fuses, Cells) Structure all Battery / Battery Management System related activities linked to new and existing Battery developments Align purchasing strategy within BU HEV (Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicles), across BUs and Category PUR with Focus on target-, material- and tooling costs Market screening and preparation of market- and product analysis Request and evaluate quotations, Bid evaluation Manage Worldwide supplier relationship: communication, management, interface function (incl. technical queries) Preparation of souring decisions, Preparation and execution of negotiations, contract conclusions Evaluation and realization of saving potentials as well as drive improvement programs with suppliers Support redesign to cost / cost reduction programs Support of R&D and OE in the introduction of new products, technologies and materials Responsible for driving (sub-modules of) projects Give commercial and technical input for projects in the acquisition phase Support for supplier development based on technical requirements and specific processesJob Requirements Successfully completed degree in industrial or mechanical engineering or equivalent Perennial professional experience in the purchasing department preferred in the automotive industry or comparable. Experience with Battery Components preferable First experience in project management Good handling with MS ­Office software, especially Excel Business fluent German and English language skills written and spoken Results-oriented and structured working method as well as entrepreneurial thinking Negotiation skills and assertiveness Willingness to travel (up to 20%)Contact NameCarina SchweigerDivision Footer TextReady to drive with Continental? Take the first step and fill in the online application.

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We are conscientious people who help others around the world fulfill their dreams of mobility. This also comprises the transport of persons, materials and information. We are aware that mobility and transport are fundamental to life, and want to help meet the high expectations in this regard. As a responsible, leading company and the partner of choice, we invent, develop, produce and market indispensable technological solutions that shape in particular the four mega trends, including safety, environment, information and affordable cars.

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