China Shanghai

Local purchasing manager (m/f/d)


Innovative ideas, consistent further development of our products and the ability to create genuine novelties have made us the leading developer and manufacturer of towbars. Over 140 patents document our distinctive culture of innovation. To consolidate this position as a market and technology leader, we need bright minds, at all our locations in Europe, North America and Asia.
We believe in your talent and potential. That's why we offer you a wide range of career advancement and training opportunities. At ACPS Automotive, you can follow your own personal career path - and we'll support you along the way. Try something new, move to a different business unit, climb the ladder - anything is possible. The more you develop, the better we develop too - a win-win situation. This creates careers that are as unique as you are.

We are looking for a local purchasing manager for our office in Shanghai (Pudong) as soon as possible.

Your tasks

  • Set up of Purchasing function in China with focus on Commodity Management and Non-Production Purchasing in close alignment with local organization in Ingersheim.
  • Close collaboration and “sparring” with local Management (start-up approach in 2023/2024).
  • Close collaboration with HQ in Germany (Global Purchasing Function) and appliance of Group Purchasing strategies.
  • Representing Purchasing and being one point of contact towards local/global organization for Purchasing matters in/for China.
  • Continuous market screening, initial development and expansion of an appropriate local supplier portfolio, particularly for production material (Forging, Stamping, Tubes, KTL-Coating) and Non-Production needs (incl. equipment and furnishing of starting operations).
  • Improvement of material prices in accordance with the project targets (production material) and the budget (non-production material, tooling).
  • Ensure supply of material and general services.
  • Strongly supporting Project Management department (customer- and change projects) for product launches in China.
  • Provide support to the logistics area regarding supplier issues, incl. active involvement in bottleneck management.
  • At a later stage: build up, lead, motivate and develop local Purchasing Team.
  • KPI: Monthly qualification of suppliers, Support Supplier Boarding, Material Price Development / Savings (in % of total purchases), cost avoidance (non-production material). Upload Update of Material- and Supplier master data.

Your qualifications

  • Successfully completed studies in the field of business administration, industrial engineering, or similar, preferable with specialization in international SCM/purchasing.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in operational purchasing.
  • Experience in commodity management, project purchasing and non-production purchasing.
  • Experience in industrial or manufacturing companies, preferably in the automotive sector.
  • Preferably knowledge and experience in an international environment and in matrix organizations.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Solid negotiation skills, including experience in negotiation design.
  • Analytical and conceptual skills as well as a structured way of working.
  • Convincing communication skills.
  • Independent and proactive personality with assertiveness and the ability to convince employees and colleagues.
  • Leadership skills are an advantage.
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office and SAP MM.
  • Knowledge of the IATF16949 and ISO 14001 standard.
  • Furthermore, you have fluent English language skills time flexibility and ability to work under pressure, willingness to travel.

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working hours and mobile working are, where possible, a matter of course for us.
  • A friendly, open working atmosphere and motivated teams are crucial success factors for us. That's why we offer you exciting projects away from the day-to-day business, where you can contribute your knowledge and experience and learn from.
  • New tools, methods and processes? No problem. Helpfulness is a practice we like to put into practice. Of course, you'll always get the support you need, and not just during your induction.
  • We know how important further training is. Whether it's external training or in-house at our ACPS Academy, we'll find a way to support you individually.

Start now at ACPS Automotive and send us your application with your earliest possible starting date and salary expectations.

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Your contact
Timo Wölper
Phone: +49 (0) 7142 9930-198

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Application address
ACPS Automotive GmbH
Human Resources Department
Bertha-Benz-Str. 2
74379 Ingersheim
Germany (German)