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Position: General Purchasing-Buyer/Sourcing Manager

Company: Scania

Location: Beijing Type: Full-time Posted: 2022-11-15 Deadline: Contact Person: Emliy Zhao Contact Details:

Position: General Purchasing – Buyer/Sourcing Manager

Department: TSA, Scania Asia Sourcing

Commodities: Service/IT/Equipment/Logistics

Location: Beijing/Rugao

Traton aims to have a strong footprint in the Chinese commercial vehicle market in the coming years and is now making a significant and long-term investment in the Chinese market. The go to market strategy is a localized premium product, Scania, and a new sophisticated product based on a Scania, to address the Chinese customer need, are under development. The initiative will require substantial new development and design of the product to deliver a competitive product to the Chinese market. Over the coming years China will be a strategic core hub for Scania and Traton including Sales, R&D, Production and Purchasing.

Are you passionate about working in a cross-functional, dynamic and international environment? Would you like to join the journey to Scania success in China? If yes – I encourage you to apply for this position to get the chance to join us. This would be a contract of global assignment for 2 years.

Your responsibilities

The main responsibility of the Sourcing Manager within General Purchasing is to ensure the procurement of category specific products and services to the right cost and the right capacity, by independently developing and performing activities based on category strategies and Business Plan to continuously improve the Technology, Quality, Delivery and Cost focusing on Sustainability (TQDCS).

In this role you further broaden / deepen own professional skills, competences and expertise.

The most significant Duties and Tasks for this role are described below.

Category responsibility

  • Responsibility for developing and executing the activities in Commodity Plan and Business Plan, for example:

Supplier base

  • Acquires and utilises category specific industry, market and technology knowledge.
  • Maintains and develops relationship with suppliers.
  • Develops and maintains category specific supplier base.
  • Continuously evaluate the potential and risk of own supplier portfolio.
  • Introduces and phases out suppliers.
  • Drives and improves performance of Technology, Quality, Delivery and Cost, focusing on Sustainability.
  • Ensures long term capacity.
  • Coordinates bidders list within VW-group.
  • Supports internal stake holders with category commercial knowledge.


  • Creates, develop and maintains category strategies.
  • Takes part in or leads Strategic Category Management work (if appointed).
  • Aligns strategies and activities globally, with VW-group or other relevant strategic alliances.
  • Contributes to development of sustainability strategies in close cooperation with internal customer.

Business and sourcing plans

  • Develops and executes business plan activities and ensure business plan result.
  • Creates and executes the Global Sourcing Plan.
  • Identifies and realises savings.
  • Ensures long term capacity, availability and cost.

 Sourcing Responsibility

Performs sourcing of products and services by carrying out activities based on category and commodity strategies, for example:

  • Prepares and send out RFQs/Global sourcing.
  • Analyses offers.
  • Ensures cross functional alignment and necessary activities.
  • Leads negotiations.
  • Prepares and presents sourcing case in decision forums.

o     Recommends best choice of suppliers, based Technology, Quality, Delivery and Cost with a focus on sustainability.

o     Monitors supplier sustainability and quality ratings.

  • Realizes savings.
  • Nominates suppliers for new and current business.
  • Creates contract/orders for signing.

Who are you?

In this section you will find the most important recommended competence requirements needed for a role holder to perform the duties and tasks of the role. The competences are divided into three categories:

  • Professional Competences are specific for the role. It is the ability to perform the duties and task of the role and can be observed at work.
  • General Knowledge and Skills are needed to perform our duties and tasks. Knowledge is the theoretical understanding of a subject and skills are proficiency in performing a physical or mental activity. They are general to many roles.
  • Personal Competences are qualities we need to demonstrate for successful work results.

Who are we?

We are a team of four purchasers today with rich experiences. Aiming to double size of team to support localization project, We have an open and supportive working climate, where everyone contributes to the team spirit and helps each other to overcome potential obstacles in our different projects and interfaces.

We are looking forward to your application that should include your CV and a personal letter. Interviews will be held continuously. Please apply as soon as possible. Application should be sent to Emliy Zhao HR Business partner SAS,,

The email subject:SAS position application: Candidate name + interested position + interested commodity



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