Continental Corporation Buyer in Newport News, Virginia

About Continental With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 230,000 employees in 56 countries. In the Powertrain Division we integrate innovative and efficient powertrain system solutions from today and tomorrow for vehicles of all categories. Within the vision of Clean Power, our products make driving not only more affordable and environmentally friendly, but also more comfortable and enjoyable. We offer our customers a comprehensive selection of products ranging from gasoline and diesel injection systems, turbochargers, engine management and transmission control systems to sensors and actuators. Exhaust aftertreatment, fuel supply systems as well as systems and components for hybrid and electric drives complete our portfolio. There are two main impulses for the advancement of drive technologies: Firstly, active climate protection, in particular the reduction of CO2 emissions and exhaust gases. And secondly, the increasing need for individual mobility, which results in various requirements for vehicles and drive systems. The Powertrain Division has more than 35,400 employees working at 54 locations in 19 countries.

Auto req ID 90034BR

Job Title Buyer

Country United States

Posting Location Newport News, VA

Job Description


Procurement Specialist ­ Plant Purchasing.

Plant Purchasing Buyer will manage the direct material supplier base to the Continental Newport News plant, maintain supplier information and pricing in local production system, resolve supply issues, source new suppliers when needed, and generally maintain the relationship between our plant and our supply base.

Core Responsibilities

­ Analysis of plant savings (PPV) from Direct Materials

­ Overall responsibility of supplier relationships with plant

Additional Responsibilities

­ Request, analyze, and make strategic decisions about quotes from suppliers for new parts or design changes to existing parts

­ Complete comparison of suppliers for sourcing decisions

­ Negotiate/Create/Develop/Administer contracts for the supply of all production parts to Newport News plants

­ Maintenance of purchasing systems ­ SAP , Modias, Supply­On, Business Warehouse, and other Continental Systems

­ Updating material quantity planning for Purchasing department

­ Manage change orders through department

­ Calculation of surcharges for raw material

­ Occasional negotiation of contract pricing with Suppliers

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

BS or BA degree in Business, International Business, Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, or Electrical preferred), or related field required

0 - 2 years of purchasing experience. Internships in related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Training in Negotiations, Program Management, Multi tasking, and organization skills preferred

Foreign language skills preferred

Visa Sponsorship for Continental employees only

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.

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