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Project Purchaser at Trelleborg Group HQ - Trelleborg AB

Project Purchaser

Trelleborg Group HQ - Trelleborg AB Fort Wayne, IN Full Time

Summary of Role

The project purchaser, will manage projects within the purchasing department. They will be responsible for interfacing with a variety of different segment groups. Similarly, they will utilize tools to ensure reading tracking.

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Become the Supply Chain Management (SCM) interface role for the respective allocated business fields.
  • Represent SCM towards other functional departments such as: Commercials, R&D, and Project Management.
  • Ensure there are no gaps in the communication gateway towards SCM for all key and strategic topics related to product and/or suppliers needs or critical issues.
  • Manage the segments strategic roadmap on behalf of SCM for the respective business fields.
  • Capture any product and supplier gaps, and address it with the commodity team to come up with a necessary action plan. Regularly updating all respective segmented departments.
  • Lead project management in terms of supplier readiness, tooling time, sampling milestones, PPAP, and updating the Project team.
  • Ensure consideration of SCM´s views and requirements in the early phase of products and application development within commercials teams.
  • Communicate and explain purchasing decisions in regards to commodity and suppliers strategy.
  • Report the specific issues and expectations of the commercials teams to SCM for communication improvement.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in business administration, supply chain, information systems or related discipline required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a purchasing function preferably within a distribution or logistics environment
  • 1 Year Experience working with ERP systems (JD Edwards preferred)
  • Must be highly Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically with excel


  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to simplify concepts and educate a variety of audiences
  • Ability to analyze and present complex data
  • Must possess strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and technical specifications
  • Experience or knowledge in the elastomer or plastic industry is an advantage
  • 10% Travel both Domestic and possibly international


Last Application Date: 2022-02-05


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