Indirect Material Buyer

3 weeks ago
Job ID
Job Function
Materials: Purchasing & Planning
Permanent Full-Time

Company Overview

TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defence markets, providing them with engineering support and expertise through a global network of specialists and world class facilities.


With approximately 6000 colleagues we operate from 27 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organisation.
Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well!
As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


TT Electronics opened its first production unit in Timisoara in 2012. Being a strategic investment for the TT Electronics corporation, we benefitted of further investments and currently have two plants in Timisoara, Transportation Sensing and Control ( TSC) and Integrated Manufacturing Services (IMS).


TSC produces a wide range of electronic components for the automotive industry, such as acceleration pedals, sensors (fluid temperature, level and pressure etc.), LED technology modules and electronic actuators.


In our IMS plant, we manufacture circuit boards for different market segments, modules with LED lighting and signaling and sensory devices.


TT Electronics Timisoara is ISO TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 certified and we employ over 500 employees.


Role Overview/Responsibilities

Conclude commercial negotiations with suppliers of goods and services;

Timely and accurate maintenance of Purchasing views  in SAP – ERP system;

Resolution of Purchasing-related problems with other functions within the company, thorough purchasing processes and procedures; 

Performs other Purchasing tasks as required;

Evaluation, preparation and presentation of various business case scenarios;

Agreement, communication, and tracking of deliverables from internal customers

Proactive identification and resolution of problems related to assigned parts / suppliers 

Timely and Accurate issuance of Purchasing contracts, amendments, and kickoffs   

Responsible for managing the Total Cost of Ownership by collecting data, analyzing, problem solving, recommending, communicating and executing accordingly;

Managing the day-to-day business relationship with key suppliers and internal customers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand/volume/delivery time changes, issue resolution, sharing end-user feedback, and follow up on backorders etc.

Assist Accounts Payable Department in the reconciliation of invoices. Engage and coach originating departments accordingly;

Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and their capabilities, core competencies, strengths and weaknesses;



University degree;

2-3 years of experience in automotive industry or related field in Purchasing;

Experience with manufacturing processes, tools and technologies;     

Experience analyzing cost breakdowns, cost drivers, supplier offers;     

Demonstrated negotiating experience: piece price, tooling and timing with external suppliers for assigned packages;     

Ability to work independently without direct supervision;    

Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Excel and SAP;   

Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a high-pressure environment;     

Effective communication with internal customers and with outside vendors/suppliers;     

Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills  ;

Strong verbal and written communication in English language;

German language skills is a plus;


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