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Continental Category Purchaser Motors & Motor Components in Shanghai, China

Category Purchaser Motors & Motor Components

Shanghai (Asia Headquarter)


Job Description

Lead the development of a worldwide material and supplier strategy for the area of Motors and Motor Components under consideration of Continental requirements. We are looking for a strategic purchaser within the Global Category Motors, Systems & Components.

As Category Purchaser (m/f) for Motor components and Magnets, you will be part of the international purchasing team within the Automotive Group of Continental.

Your tasks will be:

  • Actively influencing the sourcing process by (supplier selection, price negotiations taking into consideration advanced negotiation concepts, closure of legally binding - Conducting annual price negotiations, supporting improvement programs with suppliers, re-design to cost measures as well as other cost reduction programs

  • Supporting the development of a worldwide material and supplier strategy taking into account the requirements of Continental

  • Implementing market analyses

  • Supporting the strategy definition process with cross functional partners, implementation of strategy in all relevant Business Units worldwide

  • Driving and supporting pooling activities with external cooperation partners

Job Requirements

  • Academic degree in economics, business administration, engineering or mechanical engineering

  • Several years of professional experience in Purchasing

  • Experience in the automotive industry requested

  • Deep knowledge in MS Office software and SAP R/3

  • Business fluent German and English language skills in written and spoken

  • Stress resistance, conflict solving abilities, assertiveness

  • Intercultural sensitivity

  • Willingness to travel (about 20%)

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About Continental

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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Automotive Cross Divisional Functions