- Technical background
- International environment
- Aalst - Belgium
Honda Access Europe is responsible for the development, purchase and sales of genuine accessories and merchandise for Honda cars in the European region. Its mission is to enhance the Honda ownership experience by providing attractive accessories of high quality, that will meet all market requirements and increase the attractiveness of the Honda car range.
As purchaser, you are responsible for cost control of accessories in relation to target costs, profitability and supplier performance, to assure that accessories can be supplied at the best conditions. You compare different options for your commodities based on QCCDDE (Quality, Cost, Capacity, Delivery, Development, Environment) in order to make a 'cost and maker lay-out' proposal, which is reported during the evaluation meetings to management. You follow-up project schedules and assure 'on-time sales' in cooperation with other departments (QC, R&D, sales, …) and the supplier. Moreover, you will look for new suppliers and/or technologies, to bring competitive accessories in the market and to come to a challenging accessory line-up. You will do this by visiting motor shows and exhibitions, by joining QAV visits to suppliers in order to grasp the gap between the supplier's and the Honda standards and by assisting Procurement department during supplier visits in order to check agreed delivery conditions. Next to this, you negotiate with suppliers, QC and R&D about cost down proposals in order to safeguard profitability.
You have a bachelor's degree or relevant experience in technical purchasing. You have a strong technical feeling, mechanical insight and you can read technical drawings. Experience in an international purchasing job is a plus. You are a very communicative person with strong negotiation skills. You have a fluent knowledge of English and a good knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint. You are an analytical team player with an eye for detail and quality. You will be traveling quite frequently within Europe (25 - 30%).
Our client offers you a varied and challenging position in an international environment. You will be part of an enthusiastic team where you will receive the necessary training and support, but where you will also have the freedom to exercise your commercial, organizational and technical skills to their fullest. You will receive a competitive salary package that is representative for your position.
Are you interested in this challenging and international position as Technical Purchaser with Honda Access Europe in Aalst, then you can apply online or contact Ann Vanden Auweele at Hays Purchasing & Logistics for more information.