Purchasing Intern in Gray Court, SC at ZF

Date Posted: 9/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Role Expectations: 
• Support managing several projects at one time.
• Adhere to ISO/TS 16949 or ISO 9001:2000, QS9000, VDA requirements. 
• Assist in actively identifying cost savings and promoting competitiveness through VA/VE methods, quoting, negotiating, etc.
• Support managing the supply base internally and intra companywide through commodity team participation.
• Support managing start-ups through available planning tools.
• Assist in directing and developing direct reports. Essential Functions: • Help investigate and shadow buyers in the process of selecting sources in a timely manner through effective use of policies, procedures, and planning tools.
• Gain knowledge of the worldwide supply base using ISO/TS 16949, VA/VE methods and other measurements.
• Assist in tracking costs, negotiate and maintain agreements with suppliers.
• Assist buyers by ensuring that Scheduling Agreements, Purchase Orders, and other pricing policies are maintained and updated.
• Help explore methods/materials for total cost management, quality system conformance, and on-time delivery performance.
• Work on a timely basis to assist meeting corporate and plant purchasing goals.
• Work in cross-functional teams operating in a fast-paced environment.
• Assist in keeping timely maintenance and updating of tracking tools.
• Ability for travel-both domestic and international.
• Other duties as it relates to this position.
• Gain knowledge of Supplier Management/Supplier Development/Supplier Assessment.
• Assist in performing Market researches/benchmarking.
• Gain knowledge of Risk Management (e.g. adjust commodity strategy based on results/analysis).
• Help establish commodity strategy based on company/division target and requirements.
• Support Buyers by helping to identify potential costs savings and perform cost reduction actions (cost down projects, etc.).



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