Continental Corporation NPM Processes & Projects Specialist (Robotics/Automation) in Guadalajara, Mexico

About Continental With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries. The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. €8.4 billion in 2015, roughly 40.000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx. €7.1 billion in 2015, roughly 35,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. €8.2 billion in 2015, roughly 40,500 employees) achieved sales of approximately €23.7 billion in 2015. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility, and cost-efficiency.

Auto req ID 67456BR

Job Title NPM Processes & Projects Specialist (Robotics/Automation)

Country Mexico

Posting Location Guadalajara

Job Description

OBJECTIVE: Support the primary vision of the Corporate Indirect Purchasing organization of: 1) providing High Stakeholder Value, 2) low Total Cost of Ownership, and 3) high Efficiency.

This will be achieved by the Processes & Projects Specialist through the timely and efficient coordination of resources from the Corporate Purchasing Organization to guarantee a smooth and flawless execution of CBS projects through the entire NAFTA NPM Organization, constantly challenging the status quo of our current regional processes in alignment with global standards, as well as researching, developing and introducing the robotics trend throughout our complete P2P landscape.

Additionally, acting as main point of contact and coordination for all kind of external and internal audits related to NPM Purchasing in NAFTA, as well as owning the continuous education of the P90.1 Purchasing Policy throughout our internal stakeholders and members of the NAFTA NPM Organization.


­ Maximize customer value by eliminating waste, simplifying, integrating, and standardizing to improve current NPM processes, including all stakeholders as a source of improvement and combining cross­functional expertise as a learning organization.

Lead the research, development and implementation of Robotics/Automation in our P2P process, ensuring measurable efficiencies across our Organization

­ Regional process owner and administrator for Supplier Due Diligence Tool and Vendor Master procedures across customer divisions

­ Ensure a sustainable and continuous education of all NAFTA users on the Purchasing Policy P90.1. Creation and maintenance of

training documentation and conducting user trainings as requested

­ Lead, coordinate and support all data requests in due time for all external, internal and compliance audits related to NPM Purchasing

­ Reporting and data analysis to support and drive the Indirect Materials purchasing organization in NAFTA; Controlling and tracking of other NPM KPI information to worldwide management and proposing suggestions for improvement

­ Adjustment and optimization of existing applications and reports according to requirements of Corporate Purchasing including interface management to existing tools and solutions

­ Customer satisfaction responsibilities including: 1) representing indirect purchasing during plant visits and/or home plant environment, 2) support rollout of purchasing processes and tools, 3) develop and implement actions to support individual plant locations REQUIRED


­ Degree: Business Administration or equivalent

­ Professional Experience: >>3 years (preferably in the area of Robotics and/or IT / Software)

­ Projects & Processes: >1 year

­ Intercultural / International: Experience abroad (desirable), experience working with customers in US and Mexico. Spanish language a plus


­ Project Management: Expert

­ Six Sigma or CBS: Advanced

­ Negotiation: Basic

­ MS Office: Advanced

­ Creativity: Advanced

­ SAP MM (purchasing): Basic

­ Initiative: Advanced

IT / SW Programming

Job Requirements Note: This position is for all plants in Continental

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