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Prototype Buyer

  • 江苏省-如皋
  • 全球采购


A brief summary of the provided position as below:


The main task of the prototype buyer is to support buyers and sourcing managers to purchase and track prototype deliveries.


In this role, the candidate will be part of the strategic planning for prototypes in regards to when, where and how to place the prototype order. In this process the prototype buyer provide input on supplier base, supplier location and availability of suppliers for each specific prototype request. The prototype buyer assist the sourcing manager in the negotiation of part price, tools, delivery terms and lead times.

After the strategic planning, the prototype buyer will coordinate and communicate with the sourcing manager and R&D to assure that prototypes are delivered on time according to the timeplan. Coordination is key to align China and the HQ in Sweden.

The prototype buyer is responsible to issue the prototype order and follow up the prototype deliveries in order to assure the overall time plan for testing and supplier nomination.


Internal customers as well as suppliers are the main stakeholders in the prototype buyer working activities.


A short period of training in Sweden might be requested.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:


• Cooperate activities with sourcing managers in order to develop the best strategy for prototypes and for the final nomination of serial suppliers.


• Coordinate with sourcing managers, R&D and suppliers the requested needs of prototypes both for parts, tools and development.


• Build and expand the prototype supplier base in order to foster competition and get the best technical, quality, on time delivery, sustainability and cost for prototype suppliers base in China.


• Lead, track and pulse supplier deliveries and monitor the overall status of supplier prototypes. Escalate to the sourcing manger when there are deviations impacting the overall plan


• Learn and master the sourcing of prototypes both from a process and IT system point of view


• Add values during the kick off of RFQs and assist the quotation review to assure the best strategy for nomination


• Work in close contact with different stockholders within purchasing and R&D located in Sweden and Brasil


Candidate Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience

• University degree in Business management, or Industrial engineering are preferred.


• Experience with procurement or other applicable fields preferably in the Automotive or similar industries.


Professional Competences

• Understanding the sourcing process for prototypes and parts (steps, responsibilities, lead times etc.) including the sourcing strategies for serial nomination..


• Negotiate and/or support in the negotiation with suppliers for prototype orders.


• Familiar with the necessary cooperation with engineering, production, quality, sales and logistic related to the purchasing issues;


• Is able to understand other processes within the company and how Scania Purchasing is connected to these. Align and cooperate with other functions outside of Scania Purchasing to achieve the best results by systematically cross function working;


• Ability to assess if users/supplier are compliant to policies, processes, requirements and ensuring effective management of scope, resources, time, cost, quality, risk and communications.


General Knowledge and Skills

• Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas orally or verbally in individual or group situations and ensure accuracy.


• Fluent English in written, oral, reading and listening;


• Proven ability to work accurately with figures and spreadsheets in combination with good computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment;


• Ability to understand and apply knowledge within area of responsibility. Ability to keep up to date with new development in the area and understand business risks and opportunities. (Examples of areas: Purchasing, Sustainability, Digitalization, Strategy, Compliance, Finance, Legal) ;


Personal Competences

• Exploring opportunities and taking action, striving to doing more than is required or expected. Preferring to take own initiative rather than waiting passively;


• Able to effectively work and complete group assignments in fosters two-way communication. Works cooperatively, with a positive attitude with others to achieve common goals;


• Handling imminent or unusual situations, acting initiative to identify the situation, fully understand, deal with it and implement appropriate solution, calling on references and resources when necessary;


• Creates new ideas, solutions or approaches to ongoing challenges. Solves complex problems through developing new explanations or applications.


• Looks for ways to add value beyond customers’ immediate requests. Enhances customer service delivery systems and processes. Anticipates customers’ upcoming needs and concerns.


• Strong commitment to sustainability and climate awareness.




If you think you fit this description and like the idea of joining a environment with great opportunities for professional development,then please contact us.


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Your application should include a covering letter describing why this would be a good step for you in your career and how you will contribute to the group's success and a CV in English.


We look forward to receiving your application.