NPI Buyer

Date: Jun 16, 2024

Location: Bad Camberg, DE

Company: Tenneco

Grow with us as NPI Buyer and join the team in Bad Camberg, Germany where our innovative technologies are applied in our sophisticated, state-of-the-art manufacturing and development facility.


What you will do


  • Component Sourcing and Launch: Procure new components within cost targets and timelines, ensuring quality and capacity requirements are met for successful launches.
  • Cost Target Collaboration: Work with the Project Team to establish cost targets before customer quoting, providing cost estimates based on product and cost structure understanding.
  • Supplier Proposal Evaluation: Evaluate supplier proposals and recommend options aligned with project expectations for cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Strategic Support and Reporting: Contribute insights and reports to BU strategy meetings for NPI, facilitating informed decision-making.
  • Price Maintenance and Forecasting: Update commercial figures promptly based on market conditions, and prepare forecasts for cost trends.
  • Capacity Management: Collaborate with suppliers to maintain or install sufficient capacity to meet demand.
  • APQP Process Oversight: Manage APQP purchasing activities until supplier launch, ensuring adherence to process guidelines.
  • Conflict Resolution and Support: Escalate and address unresolved conflicts related to NPI within the BU or with direct materials Commodities.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Guide strategic partnerships with suppliers to enhance commodities strategies and foster long-term relationships.



What can make you successful

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business / Materials Management or Logistics required with a preference for an MBA.

  • Few years of experience in Purchasing/Procurement and / or a Materials Management related field with a preference towards high volume manufacturing industries.

  • Strong background and proven experience with high level supplier negotiations and materials management.

  • Possess ability to assess supply market trends and characteristics.

  • Fluent English, good command of German.


What we can bring

At Tenneco, we're not just about jobs; we're about careers that flourish.

Our commitment extends beyond introducing innovative products; it's about providing unparalleled service that leaves a lasting impact. We embrace the richness of diverse talents, recognizing their collective strength as the driving force behind our achievements. If you're someone who thrives on discovering what lies ahead and values meaningful professional relationships, you've found your tribe with us. Step into our dynamic international environment, where integrity, trust, and continuous growth are at the core of our culture.

We take pride in offering competitive compensation and benefits programs tailored to support our team members wherever they are in the world, ensuring they're empowered to reach new heights in their careers.


Who we are
Tenneco stands as a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of automotive products, catering to both original equipment and aftermarket customers. With a workforce of approximately 71,000 dedicated team members across over 200 locations worldwide, Tenneco embodies a commitment to excellence and innovation.


Our operations are structured into four distinct business groups: DRiV, Performance Solutions, Clean Air, and Powertrain. Through these divisions, Tenneco spearheads advancements in global mobility, offering cutting-edge technology solutions tailored to diverse markets. Our reach extends across a spectrum of industries, including light vehicles, commercial trucks, off-highway vehicles, industrial applications, motorsport, and the aftermarket.

At Tenneco, we are driving the future of mobility forward, shaping the automotive landscape through our unwavering dedication to quality, performance, and customer satisfaction.