Global Purchasing Commodity Manager in Livonia, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

In this position, you are responsible for the Global Commodity Management of Chemical components within the Body Controls Systems Product Line. This role requires high standards in terms of setting strategies and improvement measures within the commodity portfolio and spend.

  • Define and execute commodity strategies in line with the business needs and product line requirements
  • Nominate global strategic suppliers for new business according to TRW Purchasing Policy
  • Realize cost savings and negotiate contractual agreements with the entire supplier base
  • Drive VA/VE activities with suppliers to achieve cost reductions and quality improvements
  • Analyze the global market and continuous benchmarking of current suppliers
  • Monitor market dynamics and technology developments
  • Develop strategic suppliers to achieve commercial, quality and logistics targets
  • Cooperate with ZF Global Commodity teams to identify synergies across product lines

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

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree with business, engineering or supply chain focus

Experience and Skill Requirements
• Extensive and relevant experience of at least 5 years in sourcing/ procurement management, preferably within the automotive sector
• Comprehensive technical expertise for plastic molding and decoration products and processes, proven experience in global purchasing
• Essential negotiation and leadership skills, proactive team player, sense of responsibility, self-motivated and goal-oriented attitude
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Languages: Fluent in English with aptitude for other languages
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills, highly motivated and able to work under pressure
• Willingness, enthusiasm and aptitude for driving change and improvement
• Results Driven
• Enthusiasm and ability to motivate others as a change agent
• Willingness to travel globally

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