Primary Function

PDP Specialist
  • Location: Carpi

Skills required

  • High interest to coordinate projects among a team of more than 30 members within Purchasing, Engineering & Manufacturing.
  • Basic knowledge of product development process for automotive companies.
  • Problem solving mind set.
  • Flexible team player, good communication skills.
  • Open personality and able to work autonomously.
  • Focused on targets, with a strong determination to achieve.
  • Computer skills: Office, including Word & Excel (Macros, charts, formulas, etc).
  • Fluent in English.

Additional job requirements

  • Ability to work transversally with vehicle and subsystem teams.
  • Good communication and personal organization/control skills.


  • Degree in Business or Engineering with 2-3 years suitable work experience in project management / purchasing in automotive companies.


  • Create strategy and methodologies to approach new projects from purchasing product development stand point.
  • Monitor the progress of activities within purchasing, in order to achieve our targets and reports at major milestones to a top management level.
  • Consolidate the cost planning data from the commercial sections to validate vehicle costs. Support to identify scope & risk and work as a team to maximise profit.
  • Interact and negotiate on daily basis with Purchasing , engineering and design functions, to ensure progress and adequate prioritisation of your project.
  • Interact with internal functions to ensure suppliers readiness and project timing.
  • Negotiate with suppliers modification of parts during project development.

Travel to Suppliers / Factories

  • Europe/China when required.
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