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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Sr. Buyer Transportation & Packaging

Job Req ID:  7029

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  permanent


Assure and optimize procurement of direct and indirect material for the DRX Group for a commodity, especially cost reduction, taking into account quality aspects; primary contact person to supplier


Principal activities


  • Act as internal and external contact person within his/her own area of expertise; cooperate in internal working groups
  • Create internal publications (e.g. documentation, etc.) and present as required (internally)
  • Recognize general need for continuing education in his/her own field within the company; plan and conduct internal and external training on complex topics, both domestically and in other countries
  • Support in determining and optimizing internal standards and processes within his/her own area of expertise
  • Observe/identify trends in his/her area of expertise in order to develop concepts; suggest recommendations for action (e.g. Observe and analyze the applicable procurement markets, etc.)
  • Conduct mainly conceptual activities within his/her area of expertise
  • Control and manage long-term strategic supplier relationships as owner of the supplier, escalates issues as needed to Mgmt.
  • Cooperate with Global Lead Buyers and within the international purchasing network
  • Support the MM technical project leader during the project phase
  • Request, compare and evaluate extensive bids, taking into account price, quality, delivery performance and technology; conduct cost reduction actions according to activity plans and targets set
  • Identify and realize cost-savings potentials
  • Promote new technologies and substitutes, including initiation of approval processes
  • Implement setup of complex procurement relationships with suppliers, including cotract negotiations and managemet
  • Implement supplier management for complex supplier relationships
  • Cooperate in make or buy analyses and decisions
  • Cooperates with internal cross-funtional customers as required
  • Manage the supplier determination process
  • Assure the search, evaluation, selection, approval and setup of new suppliers in cooperation with the relevant units
  • Conduct supplier classification



Job Requirements

Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

6-8 years experience with contract negotiations

6-8 yeas of Automotive product knowledge




We are looking forward to your application.


Company / Legal Entity: DAA Dräxlmaier Automotive of America LLC., Org-Code: M-AM-MS2 

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina