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

Buyer I-Program

Location: 

Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Req ID 25621
   

This position is the Purchasing/Supply Chain representative to the project team responsible for global program launches within the assigned product-line.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Ensure on-time launch for programs and delivery at or below targets cost for piece price, tooling, etc. as well as work effectively with the project team to meet targets for quality, delivery and other cost areas.
  • Work with engineering, commodity managers, supplier development engineers, program managers, to ensure supplier performance and deliverables are met and to identify cost and timing issues and resolve them Update and accurately maintain databases internal to ZF (SupplyOn) for all new program launches.
  • Ensure sourcing activity is in line with cost targets and Purchasing processes (global bidder’s list), driving the coordination of commodity strategies with the goals of the individual programs.
  • Facilitate cross-functional meeting including suppliers to improve program cost and delivery through design and development.
  • Assist in strategic evaluation of suppliers by conducting research, analysis and/or participating in the selection process.
  • Following selection, participate in the development and launch of new suppliers and conduct negotiations for/with the commodity team.
  • Coordinate / lead efforts to identify and implement cost savings opportunities and meet assigned cost targets in the area of engineering changes, VAVE, lean activities and re-sourcing activities.
  • Representative for Purchasing in Customer Quote process, including bill of material cost development and quotes that are aligned with organizational targets. Also ensures that all necessary quotations are processed, and assumptions are accurate from a Supply standpoint. Organizes and facilitates reviews in accordance with established ZF processes (GDPEP, end of phase reviews). Represent Purchasing at a variety of reviews related to program launch (sourcing committee, design review, launch readiness review, program review, etc.).

 

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Primary studies in Engineering, Program Management, Materials/Logistics or Supply Chain preferred.
  • Experience in automotive and/or safety critical business is highly desired
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience within direct purchasing, including experience negotiating with suppliers and managing the supply base post-negotiations preferred
  • Certification as Greenbelt in Six Sigma preferred, or similar problem-solving/process improvement methodology.
  • Prior experience with global or regional sourcing processes/decision making preferred

 

 

 

Be part of our ZF team as Buyer I-Program 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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