Purchasing Group Manager

  • Bulevardul Take Ionescu, Timișoara, Romania
  • Full-time
  • Legal Entity: Bosch Service Solutions S.R.L.

Company Description

We are responsible for Strategic Purchasing and Global Steering of the material fields Plastic Resin, Metals (Steel + NF-Metals), Bearings and Fasteners within the Bosch Group for automotive and non-automotive demands.

As a global organization, we ensure proximity to our internal customers and regional markets through the active presence of our buyers.

When defining the Material Field- and the Supplier-Strategies we seek close alignment and rely on early involvement with our internal customers. In implementing these strategies, we focus on realizing bundling potentials as well as securing a strong and reliable supply base.

We do not hesitate to adjust our organization and services to meet future requirements. With already established locations in the Americas, India, China, and Germany, we are now expanding our footprint to Romania.

Our target is to be best in class. We always look out for best practice in the market to achieve excellence in everything we do.

Job Description

  • Responsibility for execution of purchasing function for assigned material fields for production material before and after SOP based on defined category strategies;
  • Identification of new negotiation strategies and cost saving potentials;
  • Planning and tracking of purchasing results;
  • Target and disciplinary responsibility for the assigned employees;
  • Personnel development of team members, based on lean principles including coaching and problem solving;
  • Continuous improvement of processes;
  • Window person for management and internal business partners;
  • Establishment of an effective stakeholder relationship management (e.g. with technical functions, logistics);
  • Coordination of purchasing projects (cost down project, technical changes, etc.)
  • Regular international exchange with associates and management with focus on sharing market information, purchasing topic high attention on results, costs.


  • Bachelor / Master degree or at least 5 years professional experience in purchasing or procurement functions (or equivalent role);
  • Knowledge of purchasing processes for production materials (automotive experience preferred);
  • Experience in leadership functions (motivation and management of teams);
  • Advanced English skills required. German would represent an advantage;
  • Data Analysis - proficiency in Microsoft Office and able to work in a digital environment experience in SAP MM and data analytic tools;
  • Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking;
  • Good cross-functional coordination and commercial mindset;
  • Effective communication skills, including interaction with stakeholders on various hierarchy levels;
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills. Ability to identify issues, develop solutions & drive results;
  • Willingness to travel.

Additional Information

#LikeABosch Benefits:


  • Flexible benefits - On top of your salary, we offer you 2700 Ron / year, via your benefits account, which can be used according to your preferences;
  • The 13-th salary - Your contribution to Bosch is valuable. Celebrate a successful year with the 13th salary, just in time for the winter holidays; 
  • Meal tickets - A balanced diet includes at Least one hot meal per day, therefore we offer you meal tickets with a value of 13 Ron;
  • Flex-time possibility - We care about your personal schedule, therefore we try to offer you flexible working hours, according to personal and business needs. Please discuss with your team Leader;
  • Home office - We want you to work however fits you best. We offer the standard possibility to work from home 50% of the time. This percentage could be higher or Lower according to personal and business needs. Talk to your team Leader for detailed information. During pandemic times we take added care of your health and you will be working from home 100% of the time (for special situations you can come to the office);
  • Medical subscription - We know how important health is, so you get a medical subscription through the Regina Maria network, paid by the company;
  • Relocation package - If you're being recruited from  more than 50 km, we provide a standard relocation package of 500 Euro (conditions apply);
  • Referral bonuses - We build our teams on trust, so we encourage you to refer new candidates to us through our program: Recommend Bosch. For certain positions we will honor you with an attractive bonus;
  • Language courses - We invite you to learn new languages in your free time and get a discount of up to 600 Ron/module;
  • Professional development - Great opportunities to develop yourself within the company;
  • Life events celebration - Your family is growing while working at Bosch? We congratulate your newborn with a 1000 Euro bonus; 
  • Celebrate together - We Like to give presents to our Loved ones, therefore we offer you 150 Ron for Christmas. Your children will enjoy this benefit too, as they will also receive 150 Ron;
  • Unforeseen situations - In case of unfortunate events, we support you by offering you free days and financial support (handled on a case by case basis);
  • Growing number of vacation days - Work-life balance is essential for us, therefore we offer you 1 more day of vacation for every 2 years you spend in Bosch. We start with 21 days;
  • Sport benefits - Being active helps you in your personal and professional Life, so we encourage you to stay in shape by using the 7Card and the discount from Smartfit Studio; See also: flexible benefits;
  • Internal communities - You are welcome to become an active member of our internal communities;
  • Discounts to our partners - We have a strong network in our community so that we can offer you discounts to various business such as ISHO and others; 
  • Trainings and certifications -We believe in a Life-Long Learning approach, so we invite you to take part in technical and soft skills trainings;
  • Professional Development - Great opportunities to develop yourself within the company.
  • Team-buildings - We organize yearly team-building activities for your department, so you get to know each other and build trust among your peers;
  • International Assignments - You have the possibility to work on international projects with and in other Bosch Locations, as we have offices in more than 60 countries worldwide;
  • Diversity and multicultural mindset - More than 10 different nations are  represented  and  several  Languages are  spoken  by  our  colleagues. Diversity Day is a special day dedicated to sharing our diverse cultural experiences;
  • Bookster- the road to self improvement is paved by books. Borrow the books that interest you and your family through the Library that comes to your office.
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