Commodity Buyer - Automotive and Heavy Truck Manufacturing

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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

USA Recruiting Associates Morristown, TN

Company
USA Recruiting Associates
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29267540
Location
Morristown, TN
Job Type
Regular
AJE Ref #
576087661

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title Commodity Buyer - Automotive and Heavy Truck Manufacturing - TN #3251

Relocation Yes

Location Morristown TN

Global Manufacturer in the automotive and engine industry looking for a Commodity Buyer.

In charge of achieving cost targets regarding productive materials from domestic and international supply base. The Commodity Buyer works in an international team environment consisting of Purchasing management, global and regional buyers, SQM / SQE, Logistics, Engineering and Sales.

The Commodity Buyer will be responsible to coordinate and manage the purchasing requirements for the assigned Productive Material on a regional basis.

Commodity Buyer will coordinate with other regional buyers and Global Lead Buyers for assigned materials or components.

Understand and effectively communicate business trends and cost drivers that include technological and business footprints of the component and raw material suppliers.

Buyer would be responsible for quotations and a total cost of ownership analysis for assigned commodities. Maintain system database for quotations and analysis approval process.

Perform market analysis to establish key trends within the Supply Base, Market and Technology following standardized company procedures and processes.

Define commodity strategies to achieve corporate, purchasing & Business Unit goals and objectives.

Utilize commodity expertise and Commodity strategies to create and maintain Business Plan.

Support balanced scorecard and material cost savings objectives

Coordinate activities to support supplier performance objectives and supplier risk mitigation

Develop and implement cost reduction strategies in conjunction with the global commodity team. Able to lead supplier negotiations and costing workshops.

Manage/drive commodity review of projects for all relevant commodity activities.

Buyer should be able to develop commercial and supply agreements to support organizational goals and objectives.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Preferred candidate would have a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or Materials Management Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in Purchasing of productive components or materials. A preference towards automotive / heavy duty truck application manufacturing or related industries

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Demonstrated background and proven experience with high level supplier negotiations

Strong understanding of the key success factors of efficient global supply chain management.

Ability to work in a team environment across all corporate functions: Engineering, Purchasing, Operations. Quality and Logistics.

Solid analytical skills, with excellent follow-up and attention to detail

Able to read blueprints and to understand basic engineering documents

Good written and oral communication skills

Ability to work across a variety of cultures and mindsets

Advanced Computer Skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

SAP R3 experience with preference in purchasing modules

Willingness and ability to travel

Self-motivated, able to manage many projects simultaneously.

Possess knowledge of supply market trends and characteristics (e.g., associations, conferences, etc)

Ability to facilitate commodity strategy meetings with cross-functional product teams

Able to lead and coordinate VA/VE activities with supply base

Create negotiation strategy and direction for commodity negotiation and sourcing approval with appropriate team members

Manage supplier cost recovery, as necessary

Create, maintain & enforce all commodity supplier contracts and orders using SAP

Solid knowledge of contract law and its applications regarding purchasing processes

BOTTOM LINE REQUIREMENTS WE NEED NOTES ON WITH CANDIDATE SUBMITTAL:

1. BACHELOR\'S DEGREE IN BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, MATERIALS MANAGEMENT OR RELATED.

2. 2 + YEARS\' EXPERIENCE IN PURCHASING OF PRODUCTIVE COMPONENTS OR MATERIALS. PREFERABLY IN AUTOMOTIVE OR HEAVY DUTY TRUCK APPLICATION MANUFACTURING OR RELATED INDUSTRIES.

3. SAP R3 EXPERIENCE WITH PREFERENCE IN PURCHASING MODULES.

4. SALARY EXPECTATIONS.