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Program Buyer (Automotive)

Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors s.r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Lozorno
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: Starting at 2100€ + monthly bonuses + yearly bonus
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Technical center in Lozorno is the main engineering center in Central Europe for the Intelligent Exterior Systems Division. We are developing brand new products for our premium customers. As part of the technical center, you will be working among international teams of engineers specialized in manufacturing processes, in design, in purchasing and various other technical functions.

As supply project manager (program buyer), you will be part of the core project team. You will be in charge of purchasing and follow up of the suppliers for one project from nomination until start of production. Your main tasks will be to:

• Set the budget in accordance to project objectives at the beginning of a project
• Negotiate the cost, quality means and deadlines with the suppliers
• Keep up with the validation time plan to assure problem-free start of the serial production
• Solve all of the problematic situations with the suppliers
• Coordinate all the technical changes in the project with the suppliers
• Prepare the project status for milestones review; follow the critical topics identified at review
• Manage purchasing requests during the project phase
• Closely cooperate with Supplier Quality Engineers and Commodity Buyers

Employee perks, benefits

• Work in family owned, growing automotive business
• Career development - opportunities to grow within division or group level
• Work in an international environment
• Contribution to DDS, third pillar
• Possibility of language courses
• Various type of training provided
• Social events (teambuildings, Christmas Party, New Year Party, Family day,...)
• Sport activities
• Contribution from Social Fund
• Maximum pocket money for business trips abroad
• Meals in canteen for 0.80-1.00€
• Possibilities to work from home (twice per month)
• Flexible working hours

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Technical ideally, but might be economical as well

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Driving licence


Personality requirements and skills

- English – active
- German, French is an advantage
- 3 years of practice in purchasing, automotive experience is a must
- Experience in project/people management and technology
- Multi-task abilities
- Ability to travel


Brief description of the company

Hungry for challenges? Join a group with innovation at its heart and contribute to the automotive revolution!
With 31,000 team members located in 26 countries and a 2017 revenue of €8 billion, Plastic Omnium is world leader in intelligent exterior systems, clean energy systems and front-end modules.
Through its offer in the exterior body panels market, Plastic Omnium provides customized multi-material solutions with high added value that increasingly integrate functions and enhance safety to reduce vehicle weight and CO2 emissions.
Our ambition? Provide automakers with cutting-edge equipment and solutions to develop tomorrow’s clean and connected car.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors s.r.o.
Lozorno 995
900 55 Lozorno