Officer Sourcing - Plastic Injection

Będzin, Poland
Date published: 29-Sep-2017

Johnson Electric Group is the definite leader in micro motors, motion subsystems and actuators for automotive and industrial applications. Our motion solutions adjust car seats and headlamps, run vacuum cleaners and power drills as well as 300 other applications worldwide. We are the safe choice for our clients.

For our Supply Chain unit in Będzin, Poland we are looking for a

Commodity Buyer – Plastic Injection



Officer Sourcing (Commodity Buyer) key role is to manage the supply base and provide a strategic sourcing as well as constant improvement of supplier performance to achieve the competitive material cost, highest quality and the shortest leadtime for entire Europe (7 plants).

Your Responsibilities:

  • Advanced sourcing of supplier within European HQ guidelines
  • Preselecting and recommending suppliers for new parts in accordance with following aspects: technical know-how (quality), timeline, price, etc.
  • Sourcing payment and contract terms from prospective suppliers
  • Leading time reduction through process improvement and localization
  • Supporting audits with SQE and report recommended actions for approval to the EU HQ
  • Performing capacity management with suppliers
  • Maintaining tool management for technical aspect (including planning for substitution or refurbishment of tools within commodities for budget)
  • Implementing contractually the required conditions for an efficient procurement at Contract Manufacturer in relation to minimum storage volume (zero inventory) and optimized inventory turnover (weekly)
  • Following approval and contract signature by European HQ, implementing into operational procedure with JE- entity and supplier
  • Clarifying on delivery and service obligations (drawing, specifications, etc.) with suppliers
  • Require 30-40% time to travel around Europe; Driving License is necessary


Your Profile:

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in strategic sourcing in production environment; experience in automotive sector will be a huge advantage
  • Acquaintance and practical experience in strategic procurement project management
  • Strong technical understanding (reading mechanical drawings) and ISO/TS 16949 knowledge would be an asset
  • Experience on tools management linked to all technical aspects is required and useful for new tools building or existing tools refurbishment , in order to manage the related cost in the properly way
  • Experience with CEE suppliers would be ideal but not a must
  • Fluent English, any other European language would be a plus; Polish is a must
  • Strong computer skills, advanced Excel; knowledge of any ERP system would be an asset
  • Team player with good interpersonal communication skills
  • Solid data analysis skills and ability to work with complex data and information
  • Strong project management skills and ability to perform under pressure in a highly demanding environment
  • Dynamic and positive personality with passion to challenge the status quo and drive tasks to completion with minimum supervision

What we offer:

  • Independent position with opportunity to grow professionally in a truly international environment
  • Possibility to be a part of the biggest motor production company with a strong focus on further development
  • An exciting and very dynamic work atmosphere 
  • Induction program



If you are interested in this challenging position we are looking forward to receiving your CV in English and in Polish.

When you apply you will be automatically sent to Serendi, Johnson Electric’s talent acquisition service provider.

Organization Structure
Johnson Electric is one of the world's largest providers of motors, solenoids, micro-switches, flexible printed circuits and control systems. With an annual production capacity of over one billion units, we deliver products and services to the most exacting standards of performance, quality and reliability.

The Group has the following operating divisions aligned with the broad markets they serve:

  • Automotive Products Group (APG)
  • Industry Products Group (IPG)
  • Components and Services (C&S)
Components and Services (C&S) Industry Products Group (IPG) Automotive Products Group (APG)
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