Technical Purchaser / Buyer (Expat only)

Technical Purchaser / Buyer (Expat only)

Work Location: Ha Noi

Job type: Full-Time

Posted: 01-12-2017

Salary: Competitive


Job Description

Responsible for the procurement process and supply of all direct electrical and electronic parts in his commodity from supply chain companies and internally produced components/vehicles with high quality, state of the art manufacturing technology and for competitive cost. The Technical Buyer deploy and act based on the agreed purchasing strategy and he ensure that the necessary local content rate for his commodity is reached. 

Forecast level of demand for products

Keep constant check on inventory

 Conduct research to ascertain the best products state of the art technologies and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedule and quality

Manage escalation procedures and define solutions to keep the supply chain functional

Ensure plant part, hardware and software supply for new projects

Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers and relevant internal departments, customers and stakeholders

Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers

Define and deploy supplier development activities together with the Quality department and plant quality, participate at supplier escalation meetings.

Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided on monthly basis

Maintain records of goods ordered and received

Process payment and invoices in time

Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities

Provide sourcing recommendation to the sourcing committee

Develop and propose the purchasing strategy for the commodity

Produce reports and statistics using computer software as requested

Evaluate bids and make recommendations based on commercial and technical factor

Ensure suppliers are aware about business objectives

Support the development department in developing technical specifications for issuing and awarding bids.

Release new supplier for RFQ process together with the Parts Quality Team

Manage technical changes in terms of cost and implementation timeline

Manage and control the agreed local content rate and consistently analyze potential for LC increase within his commodity.

Ensure annual price reduction (savings) by conducting cost down, lean manufacturing or other initiatives at suppliers

Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting

Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required

Financial and Budget Control

Input and hold responsibility for purchasing budgets

Responsible for achieving budget and forecast for his products

Prepare the annual budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects

 Interfaces Internal - External

Development department, E-lab, production, plant quality, logistic, HR, other departments as needed

Government authorities, supplier, development- and engineering supplier, OEM’s, external consultants, legal adviser

Other departments as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities

The function does not contains supervisory responsibilities.


Report to: The Technical Purchaser / Buyer reports to the Commodity Leader

Job Requirements

Master, Bachelor or similar degree in a relevant engineering field with min. 5-10 Years experience in purchasing or supply management. Experience gained within automotive OEM or T1, T2 organizations is an advantage.

CIPS diploma or ISO 20400 certification preferred, electronic background including SMT,PCBA, IC, BGA technology desired for the E- buyer.

Used to work in complex cross functional matrix organizations

Profound knowledge of blueprint (technical drawings) reading

English fluent, speaking, writing, reading, any further language skills is of advantage


Experience with ERP systems ( SAP, Oracle) and profound knowledge of office software


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