NPI Buyer

Northvolt

Northvolt

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Gdańsk, Poland
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Job Description

About the role

The NPI Buyer supports procurement activities based on sourcing strategies created by the Category Management Team. Responsibilities include selecting suppliers, including global opportunities; driving the RFQ process; analyzing and summarizing quotations; negotiating agreements; and tracking purchase orders of prototypes and samples. The role also involves processing local sourcing with a focus on supply chain sustainability and price reductions under the supervision of Category Management. Additionally, the NPI Buyer works on improving the supply chain process through active engagement with current suppliers.

Key responsibilities:

• Interfaces with Sourcing Team on sourcing strategy and execute accordingly.
• Acquires and maintains technical understanding of direct products used in production process.
• Collaborate with design team and product team to develop project plan for prototype and samples
introduction.
• Prepare Requests for Quotations, cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities.
• Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.
• Participate in NPI related internal meetings, including preparation of presentations for management,
• Use ERP and other systems to collect and analyze data,
• Create and execute actions plans to improve supplier performance.
• Recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing, and vendor
evaluation criteria.
• Investigates alternate component technologies or supplies, reducing cost and improving quality and
reliability.
• Participate in and support the coordinated contract and price negotiations with strategic suppliers
driven by Sourcing Team.
• Drive Continues Supplier Improvements through available processes.
• Perform other tasks assigned by Manager