Forward Sourcing & Strategic Development

Main Goal

In this position you will be responsible of the adherence to timings, commercial and functional requirement of assigned projects incl. periodical alignment and controlling with the respective project owner, define/develop the current supplier pool based on an agreed strategy (supplier sourcing) and conducting/coordinating purchasing activities during customer requests for quotation


  • Market research, Supply market & technology analysis for supplier sourcing of new technologies (inclusive supplier pooling, supplier identification, supplier selection, etc.) according to ZKW strategy.
  • Setup and manage pre-development projects from purchasing perspective.
  • Continuous development of the purchasing process regarding supplier sourcing and customer RFQ process as Well as development/release and adjustment of ZKW specific guidelines and SW/tools.
  • Supplier Visits for:
    • Assessment supplier possibilities and gain technology insight
    • Participation during supplier audits and classification
    • Support of audits as part of supplier development
    • Active participation in the value analysis process, benchmark activities


  • Technical or commercial education – University Bachelor/Master.
  • 1-2 years job specific experience.
  • Experience in value- and cost analysis projects.
  • Knowledge of IATF16949 and the automotive industry specifics.
  • Communication.
  • Customer Service.
  • In-Depth Problem Solving + Analysis.
  • Procurement Process knowledge.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Supplier Development.

We offer

  • Join an important and growing international company.
  • Benefits superior of the law.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Employment stability.

Tipo de empleo

Full time job

Tipo de contrato

Undefinied contract


ZKW México S.A. de C.V.

Avenida Mineral de Peñafiel No. 1
CP. 36275 Silao, Gto.
+52 472 722 9050


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