Buyer II-Program in Farmington Hills, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 5/19/2018

Job Snapshot

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

Not Ready to Apply?

Joining our Talent Network will enhance your job search and application process. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you.

.......