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

Program Buyer I

Location: 

Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Req ID 10396
   

Position Summary:

The Program Purchasing Buyer (PP) is responsible for the direct material management of specific programs within Div U, (Inter-company, Braking Electronics), and will be based in Farmington Hills, Michigan

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the purchasing execution of new program launches, covering sourcing, PPAP and safe launch activities, to ensure cost, quality and other metrics are realized on time, and in line with business needs
  • Support CQA and Bid-Win process, providing costed BOM and supply chain indications based on existing product and core BOM development activities
  • Drive core BOM / product development, working collaboratively with Engineering, Commodity Purchasing and VMT (Value Management Team) to ensure optimized alignment of part family strategies and cost drivers are realized
  • Drive material savings to optimize cost base, in collaboration with Commodity, VMT, Engineering and Plant teams, leveraging business awards and growth (bundled sourcing, GCS), with change windows
  • Represent Purchasing at various reviews, including GDPEP, Monthly Status reviews etc
  • Various supporting activities relating to material management in the product line

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors 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
  • Proficient in MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint.  SAP experience preferred
  • Good written, communication, organizational and detail-orientated skills, as part of a global cross functional matrix team
  • Regional travel to engineering centers (Farmington Hills, Monterey MX), manufacturing locations (Marshall, Monterey) and regional suppliers is expected.  International travel may be required

 

Be part of our ZF team as Program Buyer I and apply now!

Contact

Kallie Korody

 

 

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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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