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- Turkey - Kemalpaşa, Izmir

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Technical Purchasing Engineer (m/f)

Tradition and Innovation

Since 1919 the AKG Group is a specialist in the field of heat transfer. Our group of companies is financially sound, innovative and expanding. With about 2.500 employees at 12 locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia we develop and produce heat exchangers for a multitude of application areas and branches.
Description department/company: Supply Chain / AKG Turkey

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Represent the purchasing function to all related projects
  • Investigate market, search and conduct supplier assessments for potential new suppliers
  • Plan and develop reliable/intact supplier base for best Quality, Cost and Delivery
  • Comprehensively understand both our products and suppliers, select  both optimum-cost-effective suppliers during MOB (Make or Buy) Meetings
  • Conduct purchasing process on raw materials of responsibility
  • Develop supplier readiness, part quality, sourcing strategies and detailed timing plan for each purchased component
  • Gather and analyze supplier data, to lead analysis and negotiation for supplier selection
  • Closely communicate with both internal (cross functions) and external (suppliers) teams on any changes, concerns and status follow-up
  • Support production line on material cost continuous improvement based on cost saving target
  • Closely follow up other tasks that will be assigned by department manager

Job Qualifications

  • Experience in an engineering (Mechanical Engineering (preferably) or Material-Metallurgy Engineering, procurement and operations
  • Must have fluent English (German is preferable)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with personal computers and networking, specifically Microsoft Excel, SAP
  • Ability to analyze bills of material and drawings to understand key requirements
  • Knowledge and direct experience in negotiating contracts and quotations with Contract Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Ability to identify cost reduction opportunities

Starting Date:

  • As available