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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Buyer I-Non Production Materials

Location: 

US

Req ID 17231
   

We are looking for a new colleague in the Logistics Department at our location in Findlay, OH

 

Your Responsibilities: 

 

•    Responsible for purchasing and the procurement of supplies and services for one or more respective locations (except for centralized commodities)
•    Responsible for dedicated commodities NAO-wide
•    Position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
•    Prepare RFQs, examine prices, evaluate all quotes that are received, monitor the availability of items, compare specifications, and review alternatives to determine most desirable suppliers using tools such Decision Matrix, EXCEL-calculation, SAP, or QAD.
•    Maintain Info Records and Source List in SAP, or QAD
•    Locate and evaluate new suppliers (position is the first contact for prospective suppliers).
•    Issue, maintain and store purchase orders for supplies and services for all departments in order to support ongoing plant operations
•    Work closely with involved departments (specification, scope of work, approvals, lead times, etc.)
•    Assist in driving optimum inventory levels for MRO supplies by driving continuous improvement such as KANBAN, Vendor Managed Inventory and consignment
•    Maintain supplier relationships focusing on superior quality, competitive price, and timely delivery
•    Communicate with suppliers concerning RFQ’s, POs, Deliveries and other issues may occur
•    Define and negotiate supplies, warranty agreements, and other contractual/legal items as required
•    Track and report purchasing volume of indirect materials and other KPIs for respective locations as needed. 
•    Communicate with managers & employees of operating department at respective locations and other NAO sites, NPM Buyers within the NAO organization, and global and local Commodity Managers in assigned commodities
•    Maintain status reports in Microsoft EXCEL or other reporting tools to document progress of procurement activities
•    Drives cost savings, continuous improvements of processes and procedures in collaboration with the NPM manager and departments involved

 

Your Qualifications:

 

•   1-2 years of experience in purchasing, production or manufacturing experience (mainly handling of indirect materials and services).  Or education and the ability to quickly absorb the skills required for this position. Understand cost structures.
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics, Purchasing, Economics, Finance (or equivalent)
•    Computer/Software/Manufacturing System knowledge of QAD, SAP and/or NAVISION or similar system required.
•    Experience and ability to function in a cross-functional team environment
•    Good written, communication, organizational and detail-orientated skills
 

 

Be part of our ZF team as Buyer I-Non Production Materials and apply now!

 

 

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ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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