Project Buyer AM
Company: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America
Posted on: May 25, 2023
Summary: The Project Buyer leads costing and sourcing activities for new customer programs; participates in the Cross-Functional Team (CFT) meetings; ensures components are sourced in-time for new programs; investigates and develops cost-down solutions with engineering, purchasing and suppliers in order to achieve cost targets; ensures compliance of all activities with policies related to Compliance, Sustainability and Risk Management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace. Advocates for and promotes a safe work environment by reporting Near Misses and/or other safety and environmental hazards, wearing all required PPE and encouraging others to do the same * Leads the costing and sourcing of all materials to be purchased for assigned customer acquisitions and programs * Coordinates activities with commodity buyers to ensure that quotes are submitted and materials are sourced according to the defined cost and time targets * Consolidates and monitors material costs for acquisition and new programs; conducts analyses to identify cost reduction opportunities * Drives cross-functional (e.g. with Engineering, Production, Logistics) cost-down initiatives to achieve or exceed cost and profitability targets of new programs * Represents the purchasing department in all assigned customer program CFT and acquisition meetings * Supports purchasing related activities through product lifecycle (e.g. change management) * Ensures compliance and safety of all activities within the organization standards and policies * Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications & Experience: * Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to meet defined targets. * Leadership and accountability skills * Strong business acumen * Strong analytical skills and attention to detail * Engineering background or strong affinity for technique * Organizational and communication skills; able to work independently as well as part of a team * Experience as a Buyer, preferably in a Tier I or II Automotive Company, a plus * Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) * Ability to work in a cross-functional and global matrix organization * Highly organized with ability to work independently as well as part of a team * Exhibits integrity through fair and ethical behaviors in all activities; maintains accountability for performance * Strong attention to detail with well-developed organizational and communication skills * Proven experience developing work processes to improve outcomes for the team/customers Education: * Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required
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Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation packages, Bilstein of America proudly offers a rich history, steeped in innovation and a lasting commitment to our customers, employees and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.bilsteinrocks.com. Benefits offered on the first of the month after your employment date: * Medical, Dental and Optical * 401(k) with 5% company match (after 90 days of employment) * Company paid short-term disability (after 6 months employment) * Paid personal time off * Annual Company bonus
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