Commodity Buyer - Logistic Services (m/f/d)

Our client is one of the global leading automotive suppliers and develops and produces complex interieur systems for well known automotive manufacturers. The company stands for sustainable growth, modern organisational structures and distinctive innovative strength.


We are looking for a

Commodity Buyer - Logistic Services (m/f/d)

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  • Arbeitsregion:

    Cologne Area

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Are you interested?

Apply online or by e-mail, stating your earliest possible starting date and your desired salary.

Your responsibilities

This position will be responsible for both the strategic and operational sourcing for defined sub-commodities within the supply chain commodity (Logistics Services, Warehouse Management, Premium & Express Freight).

In addition, this position carries the following responsibilities:


  • Develop and implement commodity strategies for the defined commodity
  • Meet or exceed profit plan goals related to commodities including: cost savings, economics, supplier rationalization, working capital improvements and other key metrics
  • Support implementation of regional commodity strategies
  • Lead, motivate, support and develop purchasing staff members relating to the commodity core team
  • Maintain and update cost saving roadmaps
  • Support accurate and timely reporting of key measurables
  • Support implementation of standardize global activities
  • Leverage of purchases across all business units and global programs



Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related technical field
  • Several years of purchasing experience; automotive experience preferred
  • In depth knowledge of the logistics procurement process and market by mode; logistics operational experience preferred
  • In depth understanding of purchasing tools and practices
  • Strong contract development skills and key understanding of legal aspects preferred
  • Ability to recognize and respond to customer expectations with sense of urgency
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Relevant SAP knowledge
  • Up to 20% travel may be required
  • Fluent English skills mandatory
  • Strong communication skills and team spirit
  • A goal-oriented way of working with good analytical skills

What is offered

  • A challenging and attractive position in an international environment
  • Working in a professional environment with a high degree of influence
  • An excellent career outlook
  • An attractive salary package

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Mareike Schlenkhoff
Senior Personalberaterin


Optares GmbH & Co. KG
Mareike Schlenkhoff
Heiligengeist Höfe 8
26121 Oldenburg