Head of purchasing (m/f/d)

Location Changzhou, China

We are one of the leading European manufacturers of passenger seating systems for buses and trains. Products of the highest quality standard, modern know-how and the commitment of the employees stand for the products of our company that are known worldwide.

About this job

  • Value stream mapping and cost analyzing incl. initiating cost optimization projects by considering TCO
  • Make-or-buy-analysis
  • Benchmark
  • Budget and strategy planning of JV purchasing
  • Set up and controlling of designated KPI`s
  • Organization and coordination of JV purchasing team
  • Ensure material availability in time, in quantity, in quality
  • Implementation of purchasing goals and creation of needed action to meet the goals
  • Contract preparation and contracting + price negotiation with suppliers for goods, tools, services
  • Support project activities from purchasing point of view
  • Controlling and balancing of stock level
  • Responsibility for freight and packaging cost for purchasing goods
  • Interaction with other Kiel plants
  • Supplier selection, supplier auditing and supplier evaluation
  • Optimization of all purchasing activities


  • English language skills fluently in writing and speaking
  • Knowledge on quality requirements and processes
  • Experienced in contract and price negotiations with international suppliers
  • Experienced in leading a team, social skills
  • Professional experience in purchasing in production industry of at least 5 years
  • Knowledge in logistics and stock keeping
  • Knowledge in customs clearance
  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Experience in reading and understanding technical drawings

We offer you

a job in a company that is known for innovative solutions and offers you interesting tasks and the possibility of self-realization. In addition, we offer you performance-based remuneration.

Have we piqued your interest?

Then we look forward to your application via our application portal.

Shape the future with us and apply now.

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