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.

Position Overview

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.

Main Responsibilities

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)

About Us

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

 

We happily invite you to send us your full application through: workwithus@bcomp.ch

 

Full Job Description:

Job Opening – Senior Project Buyer China