Kensington Associates Recruitment (Thailand) Ltd.

Senior Material Buyer (Automotive)

Kensington Associates Recruitment (Thailand) Ltd.
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Posted on 15 Apr 2021

Senior Material Buyer (Automotive)

Kensington Associates Recruitment (Thailand) Ltd.

Job Highlights

  • 5 years Sourcing/Purchasing with automotive
  • Metal forging, stamping, machining buyer, Purchase

Job Description

Salary 50,000 - 70,000  base on experience, Plus Allowances

Our Client is the world leader New Plant Automotive Manufacturing related with Metal Part. Now is looking for a Senior Material Buyer to perform sourcing/Buying process on time, negotiation competitive price, supplier benchmark and selection, sourcing new supplier /Localization and cost down activities.

Report to the Expat Supply Chain Manager

Location: Rayong 


  • To control purchasing operation and relate activities for production manufacturing for new model and current model
  • Create eRFQ package and analyze & score to select best supplier.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers in order to secure the best cost, quality and delivery performance
  • Finding possibilities and driving negotiations in order to implement extra cost savings on top of price agreements
  • Perform sourcing process on time, accuracy of document, negotiation competitive price and compliance
  • Driving supply chain optimization activities in close cooperation with suppliers
  • Initiating and/or negotiating product changes and modifications in production phase and participate in Quality Journals projects
  • Performing purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers
  • Ensuring implementation of contracts and agreements with suppliers
  • Forecasting prices evolution and Participate in regional and global strategic sourcing efforts.
  • Follow up overall cost reduction budget and action plan to meet target timely.
  • Building and maintaining a strong relationship with internal cross functional stakeholders such as factories, other buyers, product development, aftermarket etc.
  • Coordinate with Regional or global team in related with purchasing issue.


  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Business, Engineering or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Sourcing/Purchasing with automotive industry is preferred
  • At least 2 years in Procurement, sourcing or develop supplier in  metal parts (Machining, Casting, Pressing, Stamping, Forging and etc.)
  • Good in English & Thai, both written and spoken
  • Positive attitude and target oriented
  • Willingness to travel occasionally approach
  • Strong team player and the willingness to share best practices and learn from others.

  Please send English Detailed Resume in MS Word Form along with current and expected compensation. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. 

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 Kensington Associates Recruitment (Thailand) Ltd.

  Unit 4/1, 4th Floor, Bangkok Union Insurance Bldg 1

 75-177 Surawongse Rd, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Tel: 02 634 8884-6 Fax: 02 634 8883

 Only qualified candidate who has the Thai Nationality will be shortlisted.

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
5 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview


Kensington Associates Recruitment (Thailand) Limited.

Kensington Associates was established in 1996 and since inception has positioned itself as a dynamic and successful Executive Search and Selection firm, working hand in hand with clients, providing a consultative talent sourcing solution. With offices in Thailand, China and Hong Kong, Kensington's client portfolio is made up of market leading, multinational and local organizations operating across Industries and functions.

Kensington Associates' clients demand the highest quality candidates. If you count yourself amongst this elite group we at Kensington Associates would like to hear from you. All of our candidate's details are treated with the greatest of confidentiality. No information is released about our candidates without their expressed permission.

Additional Company Information

Human Resources Management / Consultancy
Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Transportation allowance, Travel allowance