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Tychy, Śląskie, PL

Senior Strategic Category Buyer / Team Leader

Lear Corporation is a component supplier (Tier 1) of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Company employs approximately 169,000 employees in 39 countries on 6 continents.
In Poland, Lear Corporation is present for 23 years and has 6 modern production plants and 2 R&D centers, employing around  9,000 employees. The company's headquarters is located in Tychy, the remaining branches are located in Bierun, Jarosław, Mielec and Legnica.


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We are looking for an experienced Senior Strategic Category Buyer / Team Leader who will join our newly created Central Purchasing Team.


We offer:

  • Stable employment: the largest employer among automotive suppliers, for 23 years on the Polish market
  • Development: 68% of our managers have been promoted internally
  • Projects realization in international teams
  • Working environment that values diversity: 48% of our specialists and management are women
  • Friendly atmosphere: the highest rated factor in internal employee satisfaction surveys (87%).
  • Opportunity to participate in community support activities (CSR)
  • Additional benefits: relocation bonus, medical care, group insurance, absenteeism bonus, holiday and Christmas subsidies, meal subsidies, MultiSport, language training

Your tasks will be: 

  • Category team leading 
  • Defining new strategies for mapping and tracking his specific non-production category
  • Challenge / leverage  strategic suppliers to achieve saving targets
  • Drive execution of actions which support our cross functional teams targets
  • Managing the quotation process together with the responsible people from the plant 
  • Presents supplier comparison and summary to Management for final sourcing decision
  • Ongoing recommendation for improvement of procedures and processes

We expect from you: 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within production company in a non-production purchasing, leading function; automotive experience would be a plus 
  • Strong negotiation abilities, good level of economic awareness
  • Proficiency in English and a second European language advantageous
  • Highly developed planning and organizational skills with flexibility
  • Outstanding communication skills coupled with leadership and strong customer focus and ability to work with all levels of the organization



If you desire a challenging work environment, want an opportunity to grow and consolidate your skills, this role will be great for you. For a confidential discussion, please submit your CV in English language.