Snr Commodity Buyer Raw Materials

Date: Dec 5, 2023

Location: Bucharest, RO Barcelona, ES Chapel-en-le-Frith, GB Glinde, DE Barcelona, ES Mondovi, IT

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers worldwide. Through its four business groups, DRiV, Performance Solutions, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket. 




Elevate Your Career in Commodity Buying: Elevate your career by taking on the role of Commodity Buyer for Raw Materials in the EMEA region.


Reporting to the Senior Global Commodity Manager, your role involves understanding global business trends, developing commodity strategies, and fostering key supplier partnerships.


Join us in shaping the future of braking technologies in a dynamic and collaborative environment. 


Position can be based in one of the following locations : Bucharest (RO) , Badalona or Barcelona (ES), Mondovi (IT),  Glinde (DE), Chapel-en-le-Frit (UK) 



Your Role in Action: 


Global Business Understanding: 

  • Communicate global business trends to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Segment and define the supply base to align with market dynamics. 

Commodity Strategy Development: 

  • Develop and define commodity strategies aligned with corporate and business unit goals. 
  • Facilitate cross-functional commodity strategy meetings for collaboration. 

Supplier Management: 

  • Drive the supplier approval process and maintain supplier status through scorecards. 
  • Act as the single point of contact for the escalation of supplier relationship issues. 

Contract Negotiation and Management: 

  • Negotiate, create, maintain, and enforce all commodity supplier contracts. 
  • Coordinate with the legal team to ensure contractual obligations minimize risk. 

Project Management and Leadership: 

  • Manage cross-functional teams and commodity review of projects. 
  • Set negotiation strategy and direction for commodity negotiation settings. 

Advanced Technology Integration: 

  • Act as a purchasing participant on Advanced Technology projects related to commodities. 
  • Utilize advanced technology knowledge to set the technological direction for commodity strategies. 



Qualities We Seek in You:


Supply Market Knowledge: 

  • Possess knowledge of supply market trends and characteristics. 
  • Understand associations, trade publications, and indexes related to the commodities market. 

Communication Skills: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Negotiation Skills: 

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


  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in Purchasing/Procurement or Materials Management, especially in high volume manufacturing industries. 

 Language Skills: 

  • Fluent in English; additional language skills are a plus. 

 Educational Background: 

  • Business School Degree or degree in engineering with knowledge in Materials Management or Logistics. 

 Technical Proficiency: 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software, with advanced abilities in Excel and PowerPoint. 


If you are a strategic thinker with a background in high-level supplier negotiations and materials management, we invite you to join our dynamic team in shaping the future of Tenneco's Braking facilities in the EMEA region. 



What we offer:

  • Growth and integration.
  • Range set of benefits to foster your personal and professional development.
  • Welcoming environment to ensure a pleasant day-to-day experience, where you'll feel challenged and inspired.