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Commodity Buyer

Company: thyssenkrupp Presta North America LLC
Location: Fishers
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Become part of the thyssenkrupp is an international group of companies comprising largely of independent industrial and technology businesses and employing more than 100,000 people. Across 56 countries it generated sales of ---34 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. Backed by extensive technological know-how, the businesses and all employees develop cost-effective and resource-friendly solutions to the challenges of the future, especially in the fields of climate protection, the energy transition, digital transformation in the industry and mobility of the future. Under the umbrella brand thyssenkrupp, the group creates long-term value with innovative products, technologies and services and helps make life better for future generations.CompanyOur Automotive Technology business is passionate about the automotive industry and produces as well as markets high-tech automotive components worldwide. With over 20,000 employees, we are responsible for the success of this business. Our product and service range includes chassis technologies such as steering and damper systems and the assembly of axle systems as well as powertrain components for conventional and alternative engines. We also develop assembly systems for body-in-white construction and produce lightweight car body components in series.thyssenkrupp Presta North America is a global leader in automotive components technology and the leading steering systems supplier for the automotive industry. thyssenkrupp Presta North America provides the industry with high-quality manual and electric steering columns, rack and pinion steering gears, and electric power assisted steering gears. thyssenkrupp Presta North America is part of the thyssenkrupp Presta AG group, headquartered in Eschen, Liechtenstein. In 2003, our manufacturing facility was established in the South Industrial Park of Terre Haute, Indiana. Beginning with just one assembly line, a handful of employees and 58,000 square feet, the company has grown to over 450 employees and 224,000 square feet. In addition, we have an office on northeast side of Indianapolis where the Procurement and Supplier Development Department, Business Development and Product Engineering are now located. We have a third location in Troy, Michigan which houses our Sales Engineering, Logistics Distribution Center for USA, and Customer Resident Engineering.Your responsibilitiesSUMMARY: Manages purchasing contracts for direct material and serves as primary interface. High technical knowledge and ability to interface with both internal and external engineering teams.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Development and continuous optimization of sourcing category strategies for assigned sourcing categories.Execution of global market forecasts and trend analyses.Sourcing and developing new suppliersPreparing and conducting/leading (contract) negotiations.Supplier management (e.g. evaluation, revision, regular meetings with key suppliers of assigned sourcing categories).Initiation of procurement transactions; conducting analyses that may require profound technical understanding of specific sourcing categories.If and when required, supporting Cluster managers and Cluster Team Members in the development and implementation of new Groupwide strategies and improvement measures.Coordination of cross-functional collaboration to ensure that the requirements of internal clients reflect current market offering/support standardization and are in line with pursued cluster/PSM strategies.Development, agreement, and implementation of a sustainable commodity group strategy geared to automotive and OEM needs as well as systematic analysis of procurement marketsEnsures the supplier management (supplier evaluation / supplier development / supplier escalation)Development and implementation of action plans for continuous improvement of the supplier performance including supply chainCreating a global supplier pool - creating a mandatory bidders list, supplier consolidation including relocation and forward sourcingEnsures competence and qualification of the suppliers in cooperation with the designated departmentsEnsures / supports the entire procurement process (e.g. COP, series and benchmark, E-auctions)Ensures automotive-friendly processing of contracts considering the country-specific circumstances with the support of the judiciary and, if necessary, the local purchasing organizationCompliance, implementation of the budgeted material costs as well as the additional action plansMonitoring the material price situation and market developmentCompliance with procurement directives (CD's)Ensures cooperation with the project procurementSupport of sales by market information (quotes, material prices, trends, etc.)Demonstrates and initiates value analysis potentialCreating a binding commodity group strategyMarket monitoring, early detection of trends and action fieldsEnsures selection and auditing of suppliers for the procurement of components at competitive prices or a technology leadershipIs responsible for bid solicitation with subsequent purchase price analysis for benchmark studies and COPChecks documents for procurement conference and provides a recommendation coordinated with the team which is based on the valid bidders listConducts final and contract negotiations in cooperation with the project procurementDischarges cluster activity in the affiliated group as a cluster memberSupports with capacity bottlenecks and queries during escalationDetermines the procurement strategies together with the project purchasing prior to reviewCoordination of all commercial activities with suppliersNegotiating and concluding contracts with the involvement of the judiciaryYour profileQUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Experience in the automotive sector / line productionStrong negotiation skillsSocial skills / ability to work in a teamEducation and/or Experience:Bachelor s degree (B.S.) in Engineering or equivalent; or four to ten years related technical experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.ContactIf you are an applicant with a California residency, please click on the following link: California Job Applicant Notice of CollectionYour benefitsWe offer a competitive selection of medical, dental and vision plans.401k with 5% company match15 days of PTO(pro-rated for the 1st year depending on start date)9 paid holidays

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