The Commodity Buyer manages the spend, sourcing and participate on cross functional commodity teams to establish strategies and actions across a narrow range of commodities to achieve the best value for the company.
Participate in activities as part of the Global Supply Chain Management Team.
Drive commodity savings, strategy and new program bid list
Support supplier development to identify low cost country sources of supply
Solicit quotations from suppliers to support strategies and benchmarking
Negotiate proposals that achieve least total cost
Provide sourcing recommendations to the Commodity Manager
Work on assigned activities to improve commodity BOS metrics related to quality, delivery, service and cost
Prepare RFQ’s and execute market tests with alternate suppliers to provide TA improved competitiveness
Work on supplier VA / VE ideas and development activity in alignment with TA requirements
Work in compliance with Global Purchasing policies and procedures
Participate in supplier negotiations
Issue and maintain purchase orders to local and global supply base as authorized by the Commodity Manager.
Required Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree in business, technical discipline, or equivalent work experience required
Minimum 2-3 years experience in Supply Chain Management or related work environment
Ability to travel is required (estimate 10% - 20%)
Must possess : solid communication skills, ability to negotiate, ability to multi-task, solid decision making skills
Strong team player with ability to work effectively on cross -functional teams
SCM experience desired
Excellent PC skills (spreadsheets, etc.) required
Excellent communication skills required
Functional understanding of BOM’s, MRP, QS9000 & related AIAG practices and standards
Technical familiarity with a range of materials and manufacturing processes desired.