Material Buyer

Reggio Emilia, IT, 42124

Requisition:  48261

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Position summary

We're looking for a Material Buyer in Reggio Emilia Location

This position is responsible to lead all sourcing activities in assigned commodities to ensure  purchasing leverages in order to maximize global synergies while executing professional sourcing of products

Main Responsibilities

He/ She will be responsible to purchase hydraulic components (Forging/Casting/Electrical commodities) to define and deploy strategy for the assigned suppliers and products,  in order to secure the right level of quality, delivery, costs, feature, technology, sustainability and risk management.

In addition to the operational purchasing activities for assigned suppliers, He/She  will be responsible for ensuring all sourcing activities, following the sourcing process,  performed on global  scale, and has full responsibility for all  deliverables at consolidated commodity level.

He/She  is responsible for negotiations/ agreements

Main opportunities and challenges:

- Develop and execute Purchasing strategies under the assigned commodities in line with the Regional commodity Strategy  establishing and keeping relationships with existing and new suppliers at an international level
- Track and report key functional metrics to reduce overall costs and improve effectiveness
- Perform strategic Purchasing activities, searching for better deals and find more profitable suppliers
- Negotiate and  improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
- Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
- Assess, manage and mitigate risks
- Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers

Job position requirements

Education:  University bachelor degree Economics /Engineering

Professional background

Buyer or senior buyer with min 5 year of experience, with preferred knowledge in Forging/Casting/Electrical commodity,  who has worked in a hydraulic environment, automotive, industrial or multinational

Hard skills


•             Business acumen – Strategic thought

•             Commercial – Financial / cost management

•             Quality management

•             Strategic sourcing

•             Negotiation skills

•             Purchasing system and program skills

•             English good

•             Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines

•             Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and global market


Considered as a plus:    

•             SAP knowledge

•             Power BI

Soft skills

- Team work

- Agility and Open-Mindedness 

- Communication & presentation skills

- Results oriented with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines

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