Manager Purchasing CI/MBBP (Ref. No.: 19000546)

Yanfeng Slovakia Automotive Interior Systems s. r. o.

Place of work
Bratislava region (The job requires travelling)
Contract type
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
Base gross monthly salary from 3000 EUR, depending on relevant experience

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

This position reports directly to the Materials Best Business Practices /CI senior manager and is responsible for supporting the Procurement teams in meeting the global purchasing initiatives. The successful candidate will work closely with the global supply base leading and promoting continuous improvement workshops and methodology. 

  • Lead supplier workshops, utilising lean manufacturing and CI tools, to further develop and ensure the successful execution of continuous improvement strategies to meet and exceed set efficiency gap closure roadmaps in accordance with the agreed timing plan
  • Train, mentor  and coach Yanfeng internal Procurement teams in CI  disciplines related to supplier operational improvement
  • Approve new suppliers and regularly spend time in the existing strategic supply base to determine risks, opportunities and complexity in order to define the correct approach or sourcing decision working with the Commodity Purchasing teams
  • Support regional purchasing and costing teams in supply base optimisation, in coordination with defined commodity strategies
  • Identify and encourage ‘Innovation’ ideas with suppliers for use by YF (product, process, etc.) following and improving the MBBP ‘Preferred Design Solution’ process
  • Identifying non MBBP related opportunity within the supply base to improve cost drivers such as efficiency/utilisation, lead time, labour, delivery and quality
  • Support, plan and lead regional PLA (Post Launch Audits) supplier visits to audit and improve, 60 day post SOP (start of production) purchasing prices
  • Support the Risk Management and Purchasing teams with distressed or insolvent suppliers, reducing the cost impact to the business by ensuring the execution of flawless transfers in a timely manner

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills


  • Degree in an engineering discipline/lean, business improvement or equivalent qualification preferred
  • Significant management or leadership experience from within ‘door to door’ operational role, i.e. Plant, CI, Production, and Quality
  • Experience playing a lead role in a Lean implementation within a (supplier) manufacturing organisation – taking a CI programme to a level of maturity and sustainability
  • Experienced in delivering education programmes – both internal training and workshop facilitation covering a range of Lean and CI techniques, including championing with novices, and facilitating, supporting and mentoring with management level employees
  • Experience and working knowledge of the automotive supply chain as a complete material and information flow system, including OEM expectations, quality systems, logistics and/or SCM, operations and tiers.
  • Knowledge of the following manufacturing processes –assemblies, injection moulding, electro plating, paint, foam, textiles/fabrics. Metal forming and stamping
  • Procurement knowledge and cost engineering experience beneficial
  • Formal training and qualifications in Continuous Improvement i.e. Lean, Six Sigma, Problem Solving, Quality Improvement
  • Base gross monthly salary from 3000 EUR, depending on relevant experience


Brief description of the company

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 113 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Yanfeng Slovakia Automotive Interior Systems s. r. o.
Twin City C, Mlynské nivy 14
811 09 Bratislava
ID: 3620756   Dátum zverejnenia: 14.3.2019  
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Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Base gross monthly salary from 3000 EUR, depending on relevant experience