Series Buyer - PUR14887

Function: Purchasing
Localization: United States - Ohio - Franklin
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 3rd August 2017
Essential responsibilities and duties
The Series Buyer is responsible for improving the supplier performance in production (quality, cost, delivery) for several plants, in line with purchasing strategy.
The main missions of the role are:
    • Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity teams
    •  Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under his/her responsibility (i.e. productivity committees). Present to the plants management board the productivity plan
    •  Challenge Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget for his/her plants
    •   For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Misdeliveries Per Million (MPM)
    •  Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production. Lead transfers meetings with Program Buyers at the take-over
 Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his/her perimeter, and product productivity, in close relationship with commodities
The ideal candidate will have/be :
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or Business.
Nice to have: Specialization in international purchasing or supply chain
Experience :
    • Minimum 3 years experience in purchasing, production, quality or sales
Nice to have: Automotive experience would be an advantage
Skills and competencies :  
    •  Knowledge of productivity / lean management methodology
    •  Knowledge of production, quality and logistics
    •  Fluent English
    •  Ability to work in matrix organization
    •  Good communication and interpersonal skills
Nice to have:
• Knowledge of products and technology
• Supplier audit process and quality management

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