Project Purchasing Leader

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: GEBZE, TR, 41420

Company: NOVARES

Together, let’s create the car systems of the future: With 12 000 employees in 23 countries and a $ 1.4Bn turnover, we are a global plastic solutions provider which designs and produces cutting edge parts and complex systems for virtually every OEMs in the world.


Our innovation strategy drives us to invent unique solutions that shift the way cars interact with passengers and are powered for greener mobility.


Do you want to join a diverse, dynamic and international group, powered by a strong team spirit? Join Us!


Novares is looking for its Purchasing department his/her future Project Purchasing Leader (M/F), located in GEBZE GB-CC


Manage and coordinate purchases for a product or a complete project, in liaison with the specialist teams and in line with the global corporate strategy, in compliance with Quality/Cost/Deadline/Innovation procedures and criteria.

Main Missions

1- Implement the Group's Purchasing strategies: Apply Commodity Purchasing strategies and coordinate ensuing action plans within the framework of his/her activity
- Lead activities and supplier performance in compliance with project schedules, milestones and budgets
- Interact with quality personnel (from Initial Samples to the Approval of Production Parts) regarding the qualification of suppliers throughout the product's service life
- Inform the project group and commodity buyer of technical-economic solutions available on the market
- Make decisions required to optimise results without questioning initial objectives

2 - Manage purchases for his/her project(s)
Validate approved for RFP specifications
- Issue RFPs to the panel indicated by the Commodity Buyer regarding components, materials, packaging (durable or disposable), inspection resources and specific resources
- Analyse supplier sales proposals,
- Negotiate better cost/quality/deadline/innovation terms and conditions,
- Propose market assignment during the Sourcing Committee meeting
- Draw up contracts with the selected supplier
- As part of the project team, contribute to project results
- Issue preliminary RFPs and estimate the cost of forwarding them to the pre-project team
- Achieve annual productivity for his/her projects
- Present his/her project to the Sourcing Committee as soon as possible after launch
- Update follow-up projects in a timely manner

3 - Help to continuously improve purchasing activity
- Pass on information required for their activity to buyers, supplier quality representatives, specifiers and internal customers
- Compile required reports to meet deadlines
- Capitalise on information obtained within the framework of his/her activity, prepare feedback, and make this information available to other employees

4 - Carry out pre-project Purchasing activities
- provide the Quote Leader with the supplier offers or estimates requiring the drafting of Customer proposals
Present his/her preliminary drafts to the Sourcing Committee
Conduct RFPs and/or produce estimates for his/her pre-projects


- Manage and coordinate purchases for a product or a complete project, in liaison with the specialist teams and in line with the global corporate strategy 

Essential job functions


- Maintain relationships and negotiate with suppliers 
- Analytical mind with excellent problem-solving abilities

Candidate Profile :

Level of Experience: Mid-Career 

Type of Contract: CDI - Permanent contract 

Required Travel: 0 - 20% 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.