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The role is responsible for the successful sourcing of new technologies related to In-Car IT and Innovation. Support the transformation of the VW group from an automotive manufacturer into a technology company.
The role must ensure that all goods and services for VWGoA that fall within his/her scope of responsibility are effectively and efficiently procured in a manner which meets all legal, ethical and VW Group global sourcing process standards.
The role will establish and maintain relationships with Business Units and suppliers to aid in determining the most appropriate and cost efficient solutions based on business needs.
This position will be responsible to procure In-Car IT products & Innovations
Adherence to corporate guidelines, procedures and policies
Assist in developing specifications, bid terms and contractual language for competitive bid processes according to the VW Group purchasing standards
Evaluate bids, negotiate terms and pricing, and select/recommend supplier.
Timely completion of sourcing processes.
Assist in developing contract terminology for complex, critical spending commitments
Provide resolution of purchasing-related problems with other functions within VWGoA and VW Group companies
Analyze supply base and competition with reference to price, capacity, and quality as well as monitor the integration of current and potential suppliers establishing a sound supplier base
Review and ensure quality of purchase requisition document and backup information.
Videoconference presentations to VWGoA and VW Group sourcing committees as necessary
Document sourcing activities through VW Group global purchasing system "GLOBE"
Assist supplier registration process on VWGroupSupply.com database
Develop and execute category management strategies cooperatively with VW business units to maximize commercial leverage
Assure process consistency with Volkswagen group requirements
Maintain an organized central purchase order filing system with audit back up material
Maintain current project tracking system that can be easily accessed and understood in buyer's absence
Years of experience:
Required: Bachelor degree or equivalent in business or other relevant field of study
Required Specialized Skills:
Innovation driven and affinity to new business models
Strong understanding of the automotive digitalization challenges and start-up community
Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels within the organization and with outside vendors / suppliers
Flexibility and professionalism in dealing with suppliers and internal customers with proven negotiation and problem solving skills
Experience in handling multi-million dollar procurement projects
Ability to manage collaborative strategic procurement projects across multiple brands, business units and/or affiliate locations
Influencing and negotiation skills
Strong presentation skills
Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel)
German language capability
Ability to network across cultures/languages
Experienced in data-driven decision analysis
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Volkswagen Group Of America