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Continental Operation Center Jr. in Guadalajara Tijera, Mexico

Operation Center Jr.

Guadalajara Tijera


Job Description

Mission and Purpose of this position:

Carrying out all purchasing activities in the area of goods/services for which the job holder is responsible for.

The main purpose is to optimize supply through aggregation of spend and applying of common strategies with the target to maximize the earning contribution in accordance with purchasing and company guidelines.

Core Responsibilities:

Approval and negotiation of shopping carts up to defined regional value threshold.

Creation of purchase orders w/o value limits and in line with our guidelines.

Management of the RfQ-Process for demands/shopping carts up to defined regional value threshold ,incl. .the awarding of suppliers.

Realization of saving opportunities by bundling operational demands up to defined regional value threshold, substitution of suppliers, negotiations of payment-/delivery terms and warranty extensions.

Processing of order confirmation (maintaining all relevant data in the system, clarification and approval of deviations) for critical/sensitive orders (e.g. storeroom items) defined by Regional Operations.

Escalation Management/Problem Solving by executing approaches with the aim to secure local objectives.

Invoice clarification in case of price deviations.

Steering and Monitoring the automated replenishment process for coded materials.

Identification and support on the creation of electronic catalogs to reduce manual processing requirements, while promoting the usage of existing ones.

Additional Responsibilities:

Know and analyze processes and/or information to propose improvements within the purchasing department.

Implement measures and support the purchasing team in reaching team's common targets.

Region-specific operational requirements, e.g. tax application support, Intrastat, etc.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

Academic degree in International Business or Administration.

Industrial Engineering, Logistics or comparable qualification.

Fluent English language skills

Customer oriented skills

Experience in MS applications ( Excel, PowerPoint)

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2019, Continental generated sales of €44.5 billion and currently employs more than 230,000 people in 59 countries and markets.

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