Category Senior Buyer SMF (m/f/d) 

LOCATION: Munich / Germany | COMPANY: Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH | REQUISITION ID: 3299 |Full-time | Regular




  • Purchasing responsibility for suppliers including price negotiations and long-term agreements in line with KPIs

  • Development of Category Strategy together with local and global management

  • Creation of the Total Cost Comparison including supplier recommendation

  • Preparation and execution of purchasing contracts with suppliers

  • Preparation and presentation of decision proposals for the higher management

  • Benchmarking to identify saving potentials and derive supplier strategies



  • Completed studies in business or engineering
  • Min. 5 years of working experience in strategic purchasing and automotive experience of advantage
  • Strong negotiation skills and good knowledge of contract law
  • Fluent in English and strong communication skills including experience from cross functional work
  • Open and eager personality and willingness to travel (mainly in Europe, minimum 2-3 business trip/month)
  • Sound knowledge of MS office applications like Excel and Powerpoint



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