Schneider Electric Sr. Buyer in Tijuana, Mexico

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Do you have a passion for Electronic component purchasing and solving complex business challenges? Schneider Electric’s Electronics Category team tackles fundamental business issues such as sourcing suppliers, managing risk, driving cost savings and improving service - every day.

We are currently seeking a candidate with a passion for electronic components such specializing in G8 Category, including EMS and Printed Circuit Board Assemblies and a strong interest in strategic sourcing to join us in our Electronics Category team.

This position will support all factories in North America with a high content of electronic components within the category.


  • Manage spend of $80M
  • Reports to the Director of Procurement, Electronics
  • Works closely with the RCM for G8 Category for NAM implementing the global strategy.
  • Leads the Procurement activity for our G8 Electronic commodities
  • Leads cross-functional teams in performingassessments of opportunities by leveraging Schneider Purchasing strategies, negotiation, e-Procurement (Ariba) and other logistics and supply chain technology
  • Contribute to the development and presentation of final stakeholder presentations and other deliverables
  • Runs robust process, utilizing a collaborative project management led approach to negotiate and renegotiate contracts to drive year over year productivity and mitigate increased pressure on market rates
  • Understand management accounts including the ability to assess business unit level cost and performance drivers

This job might be for you if you have:

  • Strong purchasing / strategic sourcing background with proven successes in developing and implementing purchasing plans. Experience with electronics and passive components is a plus.
  • Self driven / motivated individual
  • Project management experience leading cross functional project teams
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Supply Chain or Business from a top University with 8+ years of progressive experience
  • Experience in a stakeholder service role such as category management, sales or supply chain
  • Relevant work experience related to procurement and business operations, supply chain, synergy analysis, cost assessments and/or operational restructuring
  • Superior negotiating skills and experience in working in a strategic environment
  • Experience performing complex analysis assignments with a strong financial analysis capability
  • Strong leadership skills: collaboration, communication, influence, drive for results, effective planning / prioritization, project management
  • Experience in other indirect categories a plus along with ability to progress in other Purchasing leadership roles
  • Strong verbal / presentation and written communications skills working in a complex organization

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Primary Location: MX-Baja California Norte-Tijuana

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Oct 19, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: 003R0R