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Summary:
The Commodity Buyer leads a cross-functional team to ensure on-time sourcing and supply of goods and services within assigned commodity categories at the Best Total Value for the organization; develops, plans, and executes sourcing strategies to achieve cost savings and supply continuum; negotiates, creates, and maintains supply agreements; ensures compliance of all activities with policies related to Compliance, Sustainability and Risk Management.

Commodity Buyer
thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America Inc,
Location Hamilton
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.
• Conducts supply inquiries, requests for quotes, price negotiations, price comparisons, and prepares sourcing decisions in alignment with defined procurement processes.
• Prepares and conducts negotiations based on cost objectives, market conditions, design and cost models, using appropriate methods and tools (e.g. e-auctions).
• Searches, identifies, qualifies, develops and manages suppliers to secure the best possible commercial conditions for the organization while ensuring full technical and operational performance, in alignment with applicable Cluster strategies and organizational policies (e.g. sustainability).
• Monitors price and market development for the relevant raw materials and commodities.
• Develops and implements sourcing strategies for assigned sourcing categories in order to achieve total cost savings.
• Supports the Bilstein Group and the thyssenkrupp Clusters and Regions in the development and implementation of Purchasing strategies, improvement measures, and best practices on methods and tools.
• Monitors supplier performance, ensures improvement measures are being defined and implemented when necessary; supports the organization by escalating problems.
• Collaborates with relevant functions, such as Logistics, Quality, Production and Engineering for cost-down and optimization activities.
• Challenges and improves efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing processes and tasks.
• Consolidates and documents savings and other relevant Key Performance Indicators
• Ensures compliance of all activities with policies related to Compliance, Sustainability and Risk Management.
• Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Your responsibilities

Qualifications & Experience:
• Experience as a Buyer in a QS9000/TS16949 Tier I or II automotive company preferred.
• Experience buying engineered components (e.g. metal stampings, compression and injection rubber, screw machine & CNC parts, plastic injection molded parts, blow molded plastic, weldments, hot & cold formed springs, tube products) preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing processes to include supplier selection techniques, request for quote, negotiation and sourcing decision.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Experience working with large ERP systems (SAP MM preferred).
• Demonstrated negotiation skills, including preparation and knowledge of levers.
• Strong business acumen and analytical skills.
• Experience developing and maintaining effective supplier relationships.
• Strong organizational skills with ability to trouble shoot, solve problems and conflicts independently with limited direction from supervisor.
• Team player, able 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.

Your profile

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. 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.
• Conducts supply inquiries, requests for quotes, price negotiations, price comparisons, and prepares sourcing decisions in alignment with defined procurement processes.
• Prepares and conducts negotiations based on cost objectives, market conditions, design and cost models, using appropriate methods and tools (e.g. e-auctions).
• Searches, identifies, qualifies, develops and manages suppliers to secure the best possible commercial conditions for the organization while ensuring full technical and operational performance, in alignment with applicable Cluster strategies and organizational policies (e.g. sustainability).
• Monitors price and market development for the relevant raw materials and commodities.
• Develops and implements sourcing strategies for assigned sourcing categories in order to achieve total cost savings.
• Supports the Bilstein Group and the thyssenkrupp Clusters and Regions in the development and implementation of Purchasing strategies, improvement measures, and best practices on methods and tools.
• Monitors supplier performance, ensures improvement measures are being defined and implemented when necessary; supports the organization by escalating problems.
• Collaborates with relevant functions, such as Logistics, Quality, Production and Engineering for cost-down and optimization activities.
• Challenges and improves efficiency and effectiveness of purchasing processes and tasks.
• Consolidates and documents savings and other relevant Key Performance Indicators
• Ensures compliance of all activities with policies related to Compliance, Sustainability and Risk Management.
• Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Your responsibilities
Qualifications & Experience:
• Experience as a Buyer in a QS9000/TS16949 Tier I or II automotive company preferred.
• Experience buying engineered components (e.g. metal stampings, compression and injection rubber, screw machine & CNC parts, plastic injection molded parts, blow molded plastic, weldments, hot & cold formed springs, tube products) preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing processes to include supplier selection techniques, request for quote, negotiation and sourcing decision.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Experience working with large ERP systems (SAP MM preferred).
• Demonstrated negotiation skills, including preparation and knowledge of levers.
• Strong business acumen and analytical skills.
• Experience developing and maintaining effective supplier relationships.
• Strong organizational skills with ability to trouble shoot, solve problems and conflicts independently with limited direction from supervisor.
• Team player, able 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.

Your profile

Contact details

Reach out directly to Terry C. Quinn for additional details and consideration:
Terry.C.Quinn@thyssenkrupp.com 513-881-76000 Ext 1221 OR 513-883-5165 Mobile

http://karriere.thyssenkrupp.com