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Purchasing Specialist

East Lansing

Set your career in motion with ATESTEO. Join the leader in drivetrain testing at our new test center in East Lansing, Michigan!

About us

ATESTEO is the worldwide leading independent drivetrain specialist, offering automobile manufacturers around the globe a full range of powertrain testing and engineering services. We support manufacturers of passenger cars, commercial trucks, rail vehicles, and off-road vehicles to develop best-in-class drive systems for internal combustion engines, electric and hybrid vehicle drive systems, and propulsion systems of the future.

ATESTEO combines testing and engineering depth, continuous innovation, and superior execution to deliver reliable and valid test results.

Our innovative strength relies on the expertise and experience of each and every employee. It is their qualifications and motivation that make us the leading specialist in drivetrain testing. Come join our collegial environment and shape the future of mobility!

ATESTEO is growing! We are opening a new test center in Lansing, Michigan — the perfect opportunity for you to contribute to building our newest location from the ground up. Get in on the action and bring your ideas to life!

Your Responsibilities
  • Purchase of technical components and services for national and international projects 
  • Creation of tenders, evaluation of offers and preparation for the award in cooperation with technical departments
  • Improvement of component suppliers and delivery schedule fulfillment
  • Purchasing support for the technical departments and project teams in the implementation of projects
  • Independent negotiation of quality, prices and contract agreements with suppliers 
  • Analysis and observation of national and international procurement markets
  • Identifying and developing new suppliers 
  • Co-establishment and maintenance of an active supplier management system
  • Auditing of suppliers as well as supplier support and development 
  • Commercial processing and administration of purchasing projects from initialization to commissioning 
Qualifications and Experience Required
  • Completed technical or commercial training in the technical field and / or studies with a technical background
  • Professional experience as a project buyer in the automotive industry
  • Experience in purchasing technical systems and components
  • High degree of initiative and strong communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and negotiations skills with the ability to be assertive
  • Personal initiative and hands-on mentality
  • Assumes responsibility and can work independently
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, SAP desirable
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of national and international contract design desirable
  • Team player with a pioneer mentality 
Why you should work with us

ATESTEO offers unique experiences and personalized career development in a variety of interesting jobs at a growing international company. You can expect a top-notch work atmosphere with quick decision-making processes, pleasant and personal interaction, respectful cooperation with supervisors and colleagues, and ergonomic and safe workplace design.  

As part of ATESTEO, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes our own health management plan, company pension plans, and much more.


Ready to join our team? Apply now! 

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We will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability status, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

ATESTEO does provide sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this position, please only apply if you DO NOT need sponsorship to work in the Unites States now or in the future. We are unable to consider candidates who require sponsorship

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