ZF TRW Senior Buyer in Santa Rosa, Mexico
Req ID 23329BR
Job Title Senior Buyer
Business Unit North America Body Control Systems
Job Description Responsible for strategic sourcing of assigned commodity parts. Manage supply base to include renewal of agreements and assisting suppliers in problem solving and tracking corrective actions. Conduct supplier assessments for potential new suppliers. Gathers and analyzes supplier data to prepare analysis and recommendation for supplier selection, with focus on sourcing in low-cost countries. Work with suppliers to develop continuous improvement plans and metrics to monitor performance. Develops and executes sourcing strategies and prepares monthly reports to track and show sourcing strategy and progress, including achievement of spend reduction targets. Interface with internal customers on critical supplier issues as necessary. Participate, as needed, on TRW Teams and effectively interact with other Purchasing employees, TRW departments and/or manufacturing plant personnel. This position will require some travel, globally or regionally depending on assigned commodities. Position may also provide advise/guidance to buyers or Senior buyers within the Commodity or Global Purchasing function and/or lead special projects as assigned by senior leadership.
Bachelor Degree required, prefer course of study in supply chain management or other related field relevant to Purchasing.
Experience and Skill Requirements
At least 5 years work experience performing activities described in the Job Responsibilities with preference for experience to involve working globally and specifically with sourcing in low-cost countries. Technical product knowledge and supplier processes required. Must be familiar with QAD or SAP or other MRP system. Must have some experience with systems specific to a Purchasing function. Must be proficient in Microsoft software (Word, Excel, etc.). 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. Prior experience with being involved in negotiations highly desired.
Position Status Salaried Full-Time
Diversity Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran
City Santa Rosa