$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • SAS Automotive USA, Inc.
  • Newark, CA, USA
  • May 29, 2018
Full time Purchasing-Procurement

Job Description

Main Function: Ensure all purchasing activities in the plant "Newark", within the NPM purchasing responsibility and business responsibility of the plant (Indirect Material: Plant/Project "CAPEX" + influenceable "Fixed Cost"), and achieve yearly purchasing savings.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Coordination with Requester: specification, supplier selection, RFI = Request for investment = BANF, meetings, feedback, evaluation
  • Create, send and track RFQ to the suppliers: meetings, visits, letter, e-mails, telcos
  • Final Target round / final negotiation: visits, telcos, e-mails, adjustments
  • Decision Matrix / Sourcing Committee - create DM, define evaluation criteria’s together with requester; invitation to SC to evaluate and award the supplier (SC = Sourcing Committee = all involved parties like F, Operations, QS, PU, HR.)

Raise & process purchase orders (admin function):

  • Create and send Order
  • Check & Track order confirmation vs Order - review if issues
  • Tracking of delivery (in time, correct, right quality)
  • Conflict Management (e.g. cancellation of order, looking for alternatives)
  • Check of invoice (if deviation to order and start claim process)


  • Negotiation performance final price against best first offer and against first offer of awarded supplier: monthly
  • Planned Savings to record, to coordinate and agree with local controlling: Data for monthly C-PU report HQ

Supplier Management:

  • SLC support (create new supplier, update, maintenance, delete inactive supplier)
  • Consider key & strategic supplier
  • Supplier Evaluation (yearly and project related) / define supplier, generate evaluation form by supplier, define evaluator, do evaluation, create and send letter with result for suppliers (with HQ C-PUR support)
  • Supplier Development / suppliers result < 70 action plan to improve the performance has to be defined and tracked
  • Supplier Visit / Meeting / Support - due to projects, daily business, conflict management and evaluations
  • Using Dashboard to support the purchasing process
  • Contract OEM - Price verifying, maintenance, written confirmation to OEM - if necessary /Escalation through HQ
  • Restrict creation of new supplier: apply +1/-2 rule

Plant contract Management (local issues):

  • Preparation and collection of contract data - (e.g. specification, quantities, involved persons, validation)
  • Create Contract - use template and/or generate contract for supplier (coordination with HQ)
  • Negotiation with supplier - (e.g. e-mail, telco, visit, meeting)
  • Finalization - close contract incl. All required signatures incl. Storage of signed contract in SLC
  • Process steering according CES
  • Achieve yearly purchasing budget saving

Professional Know How:

  • Commercial Training / Education / Apprenticeship (if possible in automotive industry)
  • ERP System SAP (if Plant is with SAP)
  • ERP System XPPS (if Plant is with XPPS)
  • Purchasing Tools
  • Presentation - Power Point
  • SAS SharePoint
  • SLC
  • MS Office PowerPoint, Excel, Word

Soft Skills:

  • Teamwork & Communication

Language Skills:

  • English
  • German (desirable)

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