Buyer II-Program in Farmington Hills, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 5/19/2018

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Job Description

Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description

  • Work with engineering, commodity managers, supplier development engineers, program managers, to ensure supplier performance and deliverables are met and to identify cost and timing issues and resolve them
  • Update and accurately maintain databases internal to ZF (PTS) for all new program launches.
  • Ensure sourcing activity is in line with cost targets and Purchasing processes (global bidder’s list), driving the coordination of commodity strategies with the goals of the individual programs
  • Facilitate cross-functional meeting including suppliers to improve program cost and delivery through design and development
  • Assist in strategic evaluation of suppliers by conducting research, analysis and/or participating in the selection process
  • Following selection, participate in the development and launch of new suppliers and conduct negotiations for/with the commodity team
  • Coordinate / lead efforts to identify and implement cost savings opportunities and meet assigned cost targets in the area of engineering changes, VAVE, lean activities and re-sourcing activities
  • Representative for Purchasing in Customer Quote process, including bill of material cost development and quotes that are aligned with organizational targets
  • Ensures that all necessary quotations are processed and assumptions are accurate from a Supply standpoint
  • Organizes and facilitates reviews in accordance with established ZF processes (GDPIM, end of phase reviews)
  • Represent Purchasing at a variety of reviews related to program launch (sourcing committee, design review, launch readiness review, program review, etc.).

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree required, prefer course of study in supply chain management or another related field relevant to Purchasing
  • 1+ years of purchasing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (spreadsheets, formulas, charts/graphs, etc.), Word, PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to work in team and matrixed work environment
  • Strong organizational, motivational and communication skills
  • Candidate must possess a high level of independent judgment, professionalism, integrity and honesty and have record of obtaining goal-oriented results
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience in electronics
  • Experience in the automotive industry
  • Certification as Greenbelt in Six Sigma preferred, or similar problem-solving/process improvement methodology
  • Current professional certifications highly desired (PMP, PgMP) ~cb~

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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