Buyer Indirect Material & Services Europe(846) at Tenneco

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Job Description

Champion, facilitate and execute projects and commodity strategies, related to Purchasing of Indirect Material & Services as well on a regional level Spain & Western Europe, as across European sites. Main objective is to optimize purchasing activities within the assigned commodities ; price, TCO, quality, delivery & service.
  • Drive and execute cost reduction initiatives across the sites in Spain (“national synergies”)
  • Initiate and track cost reduction actions on plant level, (in assigned region) by
    • regular communication with local buyers
    • organizing brainstorming and consequently support and follow up on agreed actions there from
    • maintain up to date status of savings Dbase
    • sharing best practices between plants
    • executing such projects (him/herself)
  • Contribute to improvement of Purchasing methods & Procedures.
  • Support other Functions on behalf of European or Global Purchasing in specific Projects.
  • Champion European (or Global if applicable) consolidation projects, in a potential variety of commodities: services for different Functions, materials & services for Manufacturing sites (MRO+other) etc.
Required Skills
  • Strong drive to achieve results and at the same time capable to deal with colleagues on different levels in the organization.
  • Capable to execute, initiate, lead and follow up on team activities.
  • Analytical skills : data & less tangible information.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor degree
  • Purchasing of Indirect Materials & Services, preferably in a multi-site environment
  • Preferably additional experience in other function(s) in a manufacturing environment (engineering, production, maintenance)
  • Experience with contract negotiations.


English and Spanish
Job Location
Ermua, Spain
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