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Continental Prototype & Tooling Buyer in Auburn, Indiana

Prototype & Tooling Buyer

Auburn, IN


Job Description

ContiTech, a division of Continental, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical elastomer products and is a specialist in plastics technology. ContiTech develops and produces functional parts, components, and systems for machine and plant engineering, mining, the automotive industry, and other important industries. Our Auburn, IN location is seeking a Prototype & Tooling Buyer to join our team.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


• The role of a Prototype and Tooling Buyer is to manage the procurement of prototype parts and both prototype and production tooling to ensure the overall productivity of the panel and ensure corporate purchasing guidelines related to indirect material, including investment goods, services etc. are followed.

• This role will support Prototype and Production environments and will look to develop a cost-effective supply base for the needs of ContiTech Vibration Control, looking at domestic and international sources.


• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401(k) Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements


• 5 years minimum professional experience (OR Minimum 10 years or more if no relevant Bachelors Degree)

• Automotive manufacturing experience

• Knowledge of production processes, ideally within Vibration Control plants.

• Capable of analyzing needs, working with the plants and vendors to determine requirements, this requires excellent negotiation skills.

• Provide support to product engineers to evaluate the feasibility of engineering changes.


• SAP knowledge is a plus.

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About Continental

The Business Area ContiTech develops, produces and markets products, systems and intelligent components made from rubber, plastic, metal and textiles. These products are used in mining, the agricultural industry, railway engineering mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and other important sectors of the future.

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