Currently, for our Client, leading automotive manufacturer, we are looking for Candidates for the position of Purchasing Specialist, Ref no.: PS/07/18/T, Location: Toruń


  • Manage Bill of Material cost for a project or set of parts within a project; develop cost-saving methods and opportunities in order to promote overall business unit productivity and supplier competitiveness for defined program (i.e. through VA/VE methods, quoting, independent negotiations, etc.).
  • Preparation and support to the business for contract and sourcing negotiations / decisions.
  • Analyze the global supply base to prepare and recommend suppliers to be added / removed from the approved supplier list as well as nominate suppliers for the Approved Suppliers List.
  • Perform market research and monitor changes/trends for purposes of benchmarking and cost controlling.
  • Manage supply base both in regards to internal and intra-company initiatives, i.e. cost, quality, and delivery.
  • Investigate optimal suppliers for materials / parts in a timely manner through the effective use of industry techniques, procedures, and planning methods, while complying with the company policy.
  • Conduct supplier audits in order to assess suppliers’ adherence to company requirements and to identify and drive improvements in the QCD triangle.
  • Create part numbers in the ERP system, place purchase orders for the tooling, development of the project (design, prototyping, etc) and parts until the parts are PPAP approved.
  • Transfer to Procurement team all the sourcing pack after parts are PPAP approved
  • Track costs and statuses of negotiations, while and maintaining agreements with suppliers.
  • Work closely with the Quality and Finance teams in order to mitigate invoicing issues and collect the costs deriving from suppliers delivering non-quality costs / services.
  • Explore methods/materials for total cost management and cost structure analysis.
  • Update tracking tools according to industry best practices.
  • Participate in continuous improvement programs in order to promote team efforts.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Understand and ensure compliance with all group directives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • To understand and work within the business quality system IATF 16949.
  • To understand and work within the business environmental system ISO14001.
  • To identify improved systems of work, through the continuous improvement system.
  • To identify opportunities to reduce “waste” and where applicable work towards achieving improvements.
  • To work within the Company’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • To maintain a clean and tidy work environment.
  • To identify their own particular needs that contributes to their own future development.
  • To convene, run and/or attend meetings as and when required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Economics or related field.
  • 3+ years of advanced experience in an automotive professional purchasing capacity (i.e. technical /commodity purchasing, project purchasing etc.).
  • Experience with supplier analysis and evaluation (i.e. quality, capacity, cost, etc.).
  • Experience with supplier bidding process and complex negotiations.
  • Experience with APQP and / or project management tools and methods.
  • Deep knowledge of purchasing tools, negotiation methods, and business communications.
  • Deep knowledge of cost improvement / containment topics and techniques.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project etc.).
  • Superior analytical abilities with a high attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work independently in a fast paced, high-volume environment.
  • Proven ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management.
  • Solid organizational and time/project management skills.
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally – valid driver’s license is needed.

We offer

  • Employment within an international environment with development possibilities.
  • Flat organizational structure.
  • Chance to share your ideas and continuously improve our processes.

Please contact our consultant to obtain more details about this job offer!
Your consultant is:  Olga Kamińska 
Phone number: +48 500 035 642

Please send your CV by clicking on the application button.
We kindly inform that only chosen candidates will be contacted.
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