Senior Commodity Buyer Engineer

Senior Kostal Ireland GmbH in Engineering Email Job
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  • Open Positions 1
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Senior B



Degree in Business or Engineering essential (NFQ Level 8). German language a
 distinct advantage.



Min 2 – 4yrs. experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment. Process
knowledge of mechanical component, assembly, purchasing process and price
negotiations. Knowledge of Power Electronics a distinct advantage.



Knowledge of manufacturing process/ at minimum basic knowledge of either
mechanical components. Demonstrate their capability of working in an interdisciplinary
project team to ensure the effective management of supplier related tasks of the project
Knowledge of ERP Systems, IATF 16949 and ISO14001 standards, excel and other
software packages.


Personality Requirements:

Well motivated individual with good communication skills. Ability to work on own
initiative and take responsibility for identifying and developing new suppliers. Ability to
negotiate specific technical and commercial requirements. Need to demonstrate ability
to take responsibility and ownership of their task to get results. Flexible to ensure
necessary deadlines are achieved. Professional and business like manner. Need to be
Need to be flexible to travel to suppliers/ other KOSTAL locations as required.



Main responsibilities and duties of the job but not limited to:

  1. Co-ordination the Supplier related activities for mechanical components.
  2. Procurement market research for commodities purchased, this will include new supplier identification/benchmarking.
  3. Supplier development Logistics / Quality / Technology.
  4. Identify new Suppliers who are capable of supplying to Kostal’s requirements considering technical, quality, logistics and price requirements.
  5. Contract negotiations (Terms and Conditions, Warranty Agreement, Quality Agreement and

other KOSTAL contracts, technical standard and requirements).

  1. Implementing vendor programmes including but not limited to Vendor hubbing EDI and Self Bill.
  2. Price negotiation for new parts and for existing parts.
  3. Coordination of supplier development /other reporting requirements /strategy formation for suppliers for his/her commodity.
  4. Support Quality Department in ensuring quality requirements are agreed, timely corrective actions to quality problems where Quality Department are not getting the required responses (including Quality Standard requirements)
  5. Co- ordinate the relevant technical changes between the Supplier and Kostal (examples of relevant technical changes including ECO’s / revision changes requested by the Supplier, by Kostal or by the customer.
  6. Efficient analysis of material requirements to ensure no surplus or obsolete material.
  7. Member of various project teams responsible for (NPI) new production introduction or other teams where purchasing involvement is required.
  8. Maintain price and supplier information as well as PPV forecasting, price development reporting and other supplier related information on SAP.
  9. Support Purchasing Disposition Department and liaise with the Suppliers in dealing with difficult supply issues.
  10. Maintain Kostal’s vendor rating system and put improvement plans in place if required.

Required skills

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