Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail.
Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems.
Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world.
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Do you want to go into uncharted waters do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
We are looking for a Project Buyer 100% (m / f / d) at our site in Schaffhausen (CH), available as soon as possible. Ideally, you have already some experience in the field of project sourcing including analytical and strong negotiation skills in the transportation industry and / or manufacturing environment.
Your tasks will include : Improve projects’ Contract Margin (CM) thanks to the achievement of the Margin Improvement Plan target and the deployment of the APQP Guarantee the best Total Cost of Ownership and challenge Wabtec Transit organization in order to improve the projects CM Transfer of complete projects to the production site including all sourcing activities and documentation Manage all purchasing aspects of assigned projects, starting with the tender phase.
Work with Project Teams and Regional Category Managers to drive supplier selection, use standard R&D products, guarantee successful development of engineered parts, use APQP, and overall supplier management during development Establish and manage the Project Purchasing Plan (Supplier APQP, Selection, 2nd source) and schedule of long lead items (Long lead time and critical purchase material list) Follow-up material cost vs.
budget on project level including potential risks and opportunities Co-ordinate project related material cost reduction activities and harmonise with overall Project Improvement Plan (MIP or other) As a Project Buyer, you will contribute heavily to the successful transfer of our projects to the production site through your goal-oriented, quality and cost-conscious working methods and you will be the central contact for all sourcing activities.
You will work within the Project Core Team. Some travel between the sites (Germany Switzerland Czech Republic) might be needed to achieve the best results.
For this position we expect a cooperative, autonomous and methodical way of working as well as a strong commitment and negotiation skills.
3 to 5 years of experience in purchasing and especially work in projects experience is preferred. We are looking for a Team Player with strong inter-personnel skills for effective communication with vendors, clients and related departmental personnel.
Good knowledge of MS-Office as well as a confident command of our group language, English, is a prerequisite. German is a plus.
We offer innovative products and technologies, a challenging and dynamic working environment and globally minded and a multicultural workplace.
We look forward to hearing from you! Please submit a complete application, including CV, cover letter, references and degree certificates over our recruiting tool.
Successful applicants will be hired under local employment conditions and must already meet local work permit and residence requirements to do so.
Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.
We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status.
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