With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries. The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. €8.4 billion in 2015, roughly 40.000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx. €7.1 billion in 2015, roughly 35,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. €8.2 billion in 2015, roughly 40,500 employees) achieved sales of approximately €23.7 billion in 2015. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility, and cost-efficiency.
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Material Cost Reduction Expert for I BS (TSR)
The Material Cost Reduction (MCR) Team deals with all purchasing-related aspects of material cost reduction in order to increase the profitability of Body & Security (I BS) products.
1) Data Management
Maintain and optimize an existing database of “risk components” and potential alternatives.
2) Active Project Investigation
Support the identification of potential projects and define additional KPIs to further optimize the project identification process
Use database and existing tools to identify risks as well as potential material cost reductions for selected projects
Review proposals together with project teams and seek an implementation agreement
Track the implementation of agreed changes and provide a regular reporting of savings
3) Knowledge Exchange / Trainings / Continuous Improvement
Actively train the Body & Security Purchasing Organization about processes, component risks, and tool usage
Knowledge exchange concerning component risks, investigation process, KPIs, etc. with main stakeholders inside and outside of the Business Unit
A mentor will support you to stepwise take over responsibility after an initial training phase which will familiarize you with our products, tools, processes, and organization. Job Requirements Required:
Bachelor’s degree (Business or Science degree)
3+ years of experience in the automotive industry (Purchasing, Controlling, Project Management, Logistics, R&D)
Excellent communication skills to interact with different types of people in an intercultural setup, including internal and supplier management
Ability to work effectively in teams, as well as self-sufficiently with minimum supervision
Strong presentation skills
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications
Very good English skills (verbally and in writing).
Willingness to travel to our worldwide locations (especially in Germany and Austria)
Nice to have:
Ability to lead process improvements
Knowledge of other languages
Database management and programming experience
Experience in “big data” handling and analysis What we offer Integration Program in a professional, young & dynamic team;
Competitive Salaries (based on performance) & Benefits;
Health & Wellness (Private Health and Dental Insurance, Sport activities etc);
Professional Development Opportunities (in both Technical and Leadership Area);
International Work Environment & Travelling Opportunities;
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