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I am Jitender Kukreja working with TOYOTA Motors Europe in Brussels (Belgium) as Senior Buyer for Trim components (Headliners and Seat components) since September 2014 with an estimated purchasing spend of 50 Mio. EUR. Before this, I was working with MAHLE Filtersysteme GmbH as a Global Lead Buyer for functional parts. I am looking for a permanent employment with an organization of global repute. I am holding a Mechanical Engineering degree from a premier Engineering college in India. Total work experience is more than 12 years. I can speak fluent English and basic German. Another or German language proficiency can be achieved based on the job requirement. Open to relocate and travelling.


I will need work permit support from the potential employer.


Thanks and regards

Jitender Kukreja


Current Experience

  • Senior Buyer Brussels, Belgium
    Since September 2014

    • Purchasing components for current and future products including high precision commodities, for example, Headliners, fabrics, artificial leather, genuine leather and trim covers (combined purchasing spend of app. 50 Mio. EUR)
    • Managing Vendor relationships to ensure optimum cost solutions
    • Ensuring appropriate sourcing and supplier selection
    • Managing all commercial issues relating to suppliers
    • Ownership of strategic development of commodities
    • Identification and implementation of cost improvement projects

Past Experience

  • Global Commodity Buyer Stuttgart, Germany
    June 2012 --- August 2014

    • Global commodity strategy
    • Global commercial responsibility
    • Global responsibility for sourcing decisions
    • Liaise and work with regional buyers for project implementation on time
    • Business planning and forecasting for commodity
    • Synchronization of purchasing strategies across globe
    • Liaise and work with cross functional teams for new developments
    • Identification and implementation of cost improvement projects
    • Support to plant logistics team in case of escalated issues

  • Senior Manager India
    January 2004 --- May 2012

    • Commercial settlement of production parts
    • Global sourcing activities with MAHLE, Germany
    • Cost reduction projects planning and implementation
    • MSP (Minimum Selling Price) support to Marketing team
    • Synchronization of purchasing activities within MAHLE India manufacturing plants
    • Budgeting of purchase spend
    • Input to finance team in all major commodity budgeting for new programs
    • Managing the overall development of team members through effective & need based training & controlling

  • Management Trainee India
    January 2003 --- January 2004

    • Planning and procurement of mechanical spares – stockable & non stockable to ensure no shortage for production – inventory control, cost reduction through alternative sources, exploring alternate material for productivity.
    • Monitoring the vendor rating of approved vendors initiate CAPA wherever required.
    • Ensuring timely completion of activities related to repair & maintenance jobs. Overall outside repair & maintenance cost had to be monitored regularly and effort is to reduce the cost.
    • Implementing & maintaining system as per TS16949/ISO14001 and document control.


Self Assessment :
ProcurementProcurementProcurement and commodity strategy


  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from BITS PILANI INDIA in 2002


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium


Driving License
  • No