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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 158,000 employees in 79 countries and annual sales of € 41.5 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all over the world - but we always work together. We have over 200 years experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that's right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Buyer
thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Co LLC,
Location Danville

Our Business Area Components Technology is passionate about everything that moves. It produces components for all application areas such as front and rear axles of all Porsche models or large-diameter anti-friction slewing rings for windmill-powered plants. 30.000 employees are responsible for the success of this Business Area.

thyssenkrupp integrated its Forging & Machining and Undercarriage businesses to start the new business unit Forged Technologies. With roughly 7,000 employees at 18 production sites in seven different countries, thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies has sales of over one billion euros and operates over 50 forging press lines and more than 150 machining and assembly lines in seven countries. The product portfolio includes undercarriage systems for heavy machinery as well as crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, chassis products, transmission systems and rotor shafts for the automotive industry.

Your responsibilities

The Buyer is expected to execute the procurement process to ensure on-time, cost optimized, efficient delivery of goods, services and components as per identified demands and requirements.  The Buyer will ensure the most efficient and precise execution and documentation of all procurement transactions according to applicable procurement processes and procedures.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Ensure on-time delivery of goods and services
  • Manage the purchase order processes and ensure delivery reliability
  • Perform supplier selection to secure the best possible commercial conditions for the business while ensuring full technical and operational performance on part of the supplier, taking into account applicable cluster strategies and suppliers
  • Developing sourcing strategies and supplier evaluations

Specific Responsibilities of the Job

  • Processing of purchase requisitions (making inquiries/RFQs to obtain offers, performing price comparisons, placing purchase orders in line with applicable approval procedures) and initiation of procurement transactions
  • Preparation and issuance of purchase orders, using available ERP/IT-systems and processes; responsibility for issuing change orders (if required)
  • Updating delivery dates in the ERP/IT systems; planning and scheduling of production materials, if required
  • Preparing, conducting, and post processing of negotiations in line with applicable approval procedures
  • Documenting and supporting negotiation results and entering all required data in the relevant systems (e.g. prices, savings)
  • Preparing statistics and analyses for strategic procurement (e.g. supplier volume/turnover structures)
  • Checking of invoices for correctness of contents, prices, sums; clarification of price deviations in case of blocked/frozen invoices
  • Performing deviation analyses, ensuring effective receivables management/claim management (simple claims in regular business only)
  • Consultation with Business Areas (BA) and Clusters regarding demand specifications
  • Optimization of technical requirements to improve procurement performance through active identification and implementation of technical optimization levers in direct material e.g. through design to cost approaches or cost driver analyses
  • Managing MRP (Material Requirements Planning) in SAP system
  • Following up on orders and expediting orders, as necessary

Your profile

Qualifications

  • Education/Credentials/Certifications/Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Industrial Technology with a Supply Chain Management focus or Related field required
    • 1-2 years of experience as a buyer in manufacturing
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    • Knowledge of business practices
    • Technical background regarding parts, pieces, and equipment
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with a variety of people
    • Excellent reasoning and problem solving ability
    • Knowledge of market prices
    • Ability to negotiate
    • Knowledge of vendor base
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Previous experience using SAP a plus
    • Extremely organized
    • Detail-oriented
About thyssenkrupp
At thyssenkrupp we have more than 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of €39 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world – but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that‘s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Our Business Area Components Technology is passionate about everything that moves. It produces components for all application areas such as front and rear axles of all Porsche models or large-diameter anti-friction slewing rings for windmill-powered plants. 30.000 employees are responsible for the success of this Business Area.

thyssenkrupp integrated its Forging & Machining and Undercarriage businesses to start the new business unit Forged Technologies. With roughly 7,000 employees at 18 production sites in seven different countries, thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies has sales of over one billion euros and operates over 50 forging press lines and more than 150 machining and assembly lines in seven countries. The product portfolio includes undercarriage systems for heavy machinery as well as crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, chassis products, transmission systems and rotor shafts for the automotive industry.

Your responsibilities

The Buyer is expected to execute the procurement process to ensure on-time, cost optimized, efficient delivery of goods, services and components as per identified demands and requirements.  The Buyer will ensure the most efficient and precise execution and documentation of all procurement transactions according to applicable procurement processes and procedures.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Ensure on-time delivery of goods and services
  • Manage the purchase order processes and ensure delivery reliability
  • Perform supplier selection to secure the best possible commercial conditions for the business while ensuring full technical and operational performance on part of the supplier, taking into account applicable cluster strategies and suppliers
  • Developing sourcing strategies and supplier evaluations

Specific Responsibilities of the Job

  • Processing of purchase requisitions (making inquiries/RFQs to obtain offers, performing price comparisons, placing purchase orders in line with applicable approval procedures) and initiation of procurement transactions
  • Preparation and issuance of purchase orders, using available ERP/IT-systems and processes; responsibility for issuing change orders (if required)
  • Updating delivery dates in the ERP/IT systems; planning and scheduling of production materials, if required
  • Preparing, conducting, and post processing of negotiations in line with applicable approval procedures
  • Documenting and supporting negotiation results and entering all required data in the relevant systems (e.g. prices, savings)
  • Preparing statistics and analyses for strategic procurement (e.g. supplier volume/turnover structures)
  • Checking of invoices for correctness of contents, prices, sums; clarification of price deviations in case of blocked/frozen invoices
  • Performing deviation analyses, ensuring effective receivables management/claim management (simple claims in regular business only)
  • Consultation with Business Areas (BA) and Clusters regarding demand specifications
  • Optimization of technical requirements to improve procurement performance through active identification and implementation of technical optimization levers in direct material e.g. through design to cost approaches or cost driver analyses
  • Managing MRP (Material Requirements Planning) in SAP system
  • Following up on orders and expediting orders, as necessary
Your profile

Qualifications

  • Education/Credentials/Certifications/Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Industrial Technology with a Supply Chain Management focus or Related field required
    • 1-2 years of experience as a buyer in manufacturing
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    • Knowledge of business practices
    • Technical background regarding parts, pieces, and equipment
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with a variety of people
    • Excellent reasoning and problem solving ability
    • Knowledge of market prices
    • Ability to negotiate
    • Knowledge of vendor base
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Previous experience using SAP a plus
    • Extremely organized
    • Detail-oriented