We are looking for a Senior Project Buyer China to strengthen our team in Shanghai and further boost our entry into the large-scale mobility market.
Bcomp is looking for a Senior Project Buyer to set up and manage the company’s supply chain in China.
The Senior Project Buyer will be responsible to identify, qualify and manage all contract manufacturing partners in China.
In addition to leading the purchasing activities in China, the Senior Project Buyer will also be the local manager for all other Bcomp employees in China (up to 8 people).
The Senior Project Buyer will report to the Global Purchasing Manager in Fribourg, Switzerland.
As our new Senior Project Buyer China, your main responsibilities will be:
Conduct a comprehensive market analysis of potential supply chain partners in China
Identify, evaluate, and approve contract manufacturing partners in China as per Bcomp’s purchasing processes.
Manage the on-going performance of all suppliers in China and ensure compliance with Service Level Agreement targets (Cost, Quality and Delivery)
Implement continuous improvement projects with suppliers
Coordinate with quality team to ensure supplier compliance with automotive standards (ISO, IATF, VDA)
Confirm that the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements of both Bcomp and its customers are met by all suppliers
Act as local team leader for all employees in China regardless of function
Qualifications and Personal Qualities
Minimum 8 years of experience in purchasing
Engineering background and/or experience in automotive, plastics or textiles industry
Proven experience setting up new processes and new teams
Able to quickly react and adapt to changing situations and new information
Structured and organized way of working with an ability to handle many projects in parallel
Team leadership skills
PMP (project management professional) certificate preferred
Experience mentoring junior employees
Proven contract negotiation skills
Knowledge of Chinese trade laws
Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills
High resistance to stress
Experience working in an international team
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Regular travel required to meet suppliers
Willingness to meet challenges with a proactive, positive, and energetic mindset – everything is possible!
Key Performance Indicators for This Role
Product unit costs
Cost reduction for products sourced in China
CO2 emissions per unit of product
Percentage of suppliers who pass audits on first attempt (IATF, ISO, ESG, etc)
Employee satisfaction (for employees in China)
Retention rate (for employees in China)
Bcomp Ltd. is a young and dynamic Swiss company specialised in natural fibre composite solutions for high-performance applications. With a background in the sports industry, we are now focusing on entering the mobility market. In a fast-paced and entrepreneurial working environment, we develop sustainable lightweighting solutions based on natural fibres in close collaboration with customers.
More information on www.bcomp.ch
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