International Procurement Specialist

Job title: International Procurement Specialist

Company: Daimler

Job description: Shape the future today.

The world is changing. The question is, what will be our contribution to the outcome? We have set the pace in the field of mobility from the very beginning, and we will continue to do so. At Mercedes-Benz Vans, interdisciplinary teams are developing the mobility of tomorrow. Our goal is to make mobility safer, simpler, and more sustainable for people across the globe. Put your pioneering spirit to good use: This is your opportunity to make a contribution that extends far beyond your job title.

At Mercedes-Benz Vans, we offer you the perfect environment for your professional and personal growth. Cutting-edge training and promising career opportunities will help you to foster and expand your professional skill set as well as your individual strengths. Think, try, and thrive with us in collaborative work environments that spark game-changing concepts.

Job Overview:

Leads commodities as assigned. Analyzes and evaluates quotations and negotiates higher prices and complex terms with U.S. and international suppliers, subject to management approval, for the purchase of non-production material and/or services. Requests bids and proposals. Writes and oversees the preparation of contracts, negotiates contract terms. Researches and interprets contract provisions and awards contracts to vendors.


– Leads assigned set of commodities (non-production material) from a strategic and tactical perspective to ensure the long-term sustainability

– Analyzes bids and proposals for content and price, negotiates complex contract terms, selects vendors and awards contracts with high impact on the organization’s products, processes and budget

– Researches and interprets contract provisions including contract processes, penalties, and compliance terms

– Documents business needs and evaluates market conditions in order to maintain the local/national /global sourcing strategy

– Responsible to achieve the savings, efficiency, and compliance targets established by management

– Tracks orders and confirms system lead times, delivery dates, and costs; Reviews, updates, and maintains purchase orders until they are closed

– Transmits and prioritizes approved purchase orders and supporting documents to supplier; Expedites the procurement of parts and/or materials in short or critical supply

– Coordinates quality matters, engineering, and price changes between company components and suppliers

– Examine and re-evaluate existing contracts with high impact on the organization’s products, processes and budget

– Collaborates with National Buyers in other American entities and the Global Commodity Managers

– Participates in regularly scheduled team meetings

– Will perform other duties as assigned


– Bachelor’s degree. 3-5 years of experience.

– Comprehensive understanding of all facts of purchasing including strong negotiation skills and sourcing markets.

– Experience in procurement of production equipment. Strong communication skills, verbal & written. Intercultural competency, work with international counterparts. Demonstrated experience with the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

We are all in for change. Are you too? Apply now.

If you have experience in the above and are interested in joining an outstanding company we welcome you to apply. The division Mercedes-Benz Vans is world renown for quality and innovative products.

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC (“MBV”) is a plant in Ladson, South Carolina that produces Sprinter vans for the U.S. and Canadian market under the brands Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner. The midsize Mercedes-Benz Metris vans are also reassembled at this location.

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC invested 500 million U.S. dollars in the construction of a new Sprinter production plant in addition to an expansion of the previous assembly operations. In September 2018, MBV officially opened its new plant, located next to existing operations in the North Charleston area. The MBV facility will provide up to 1,300 jobs by the end of the decade and is expected to create at least 600 additional jobs in the region through its suppliers.

More than 120,000 Sprinters have been assembled in North Charleston and delivered to destinations in the U.S. since 2006. The U.S. is now the second largest market for Sprinter vans, after Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that appreciates and leverages the diversity of our team. We provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation),age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, physical or other disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Expected salary:

Location: Charleston, SC

Job date: Sat, 14 May 2022 07:49:40 GMT

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