Project Buyer(Ayutthaya) - Global Automotive Manu. Company

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province Permanent THB60,000 - THB90,000 per month (THB720,000 - THB1,080,000 per year)
  • Over 5 years of experience in Automotive Sourcing with Regional scope
  • Strong English and Good Japanese communication skill

About Our Client

Our client is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry located in Ayutthaya and with other plants in Thailand.

Job Description

  • Support project acquisition with sales and commercial planning to achieve annual acquisition
  • target
  • Develop Project Purchasing strategies
  • Drive product line cost optimisation with R&D
  • Purchasing process optimisation
  • Member of the Project Core Team, he is the sub-Project Leader coordinating all purchased component and material activities defined in the Purchasing RASIC chart - as sub-Project
  • Leader, he is empowered for Purchasing target (QCD) achievement
  • Active lead and control for realisation/contribution in new projects for purchased components based on project goals and on commodity strategies (project management, RFQ's, technical & commercial reviews, negotiations, supplier selection, contracting, ordering.)
  • Assessment of suppliers and quotations for commercial & technical sustainability
  • Application of company standards/methods/processes and implication of company global commodity strategies
  • Supplier visits/meetings (including domestic and international travel as required)
  • Internal and external reporting including related activities
  • Collaboration in projects and documentation/presentation of results
  • Continuous improvement projects
  • Coordinating global sourcing activity in Japan & Thailand
  • Monitor supplier capabilities and market trends.
  • Support global project execution in Japan & Thailand
  • Establish/optimise purchasing team internal working process and achieve annual audit from internal / third party.

The Successful Applicant

  • Deep knowledge of automotive sourcing
  • Working knowledge of Commodity spend
  • Engineering degree or MBA with technical knowledge or equivalent, at least 3 - 5 years
  • professional experience
  • Leadership capability (able to lead and drive)
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of IT- Tools (MS Office & SAP), pool for tool knowledge is a plus
  • Technical, materials, manufacturing, and process knowledge
  • Commercial knowledge, Legal knowledge, and Negotiation abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work and communicate efficiently in different cultures and teams
  • Fluent in English (strong communication skills both verbal and written)
  • Business level in Japanese is a plus
  • Experience of working in complex matrix organisations
  • Strong problem-solving capability by utilising automotive industry tools
  • Change management and deep understanding supply market.
  • Has detailed knowledge of metal, non-metal, electron-mechanical assembly commodity portfolio.
  • Awareness of the company business / corporate strategy and well understanding of the appropriateness of different purchasing, project management, production requirement.

What's on Offer

  • Global Company
  • Basic Salary
  • Bonus
Nachkhun Teerakijkosol
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Phone number
+66 2 012 5068

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Procurement Management
What is your area of specialisation?
Industrial / Manufacturing
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
Contract Type
Consultant name
Nachkhun Teerakijkosol
Consultant phone
+66 2 012 5068
Job Reference

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