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Sr. Buyer Program Purchasing


Juárez, CHH, MX

Req ID 11032 Juárez, Mexico


We are looking to hire a Sr Buyer to join our team purchasing team at Juarez 



•             Manage Bill of Material cost for a program or set of parts within a program; develop cost-saving methods and opportunities in order to promote overall business unit productivity and supplier competitiveness for defined program (i.e. through VA/VE methods, quoting, independent negotiations, etc.).

•             Preparation and support to Commodity for contract and sourcing negotiations.

•             Analyze North American supply base to prepare and recommend suppliers to be added/removed from the approved supplier list as well as nominate suppliers for the Strategic Supplier List.

•             Perform market research and monitor changes/trends for purposes of benchmarking and cost controlling.

•             Develop part family strategies in concert with the commodity strategies

•             Manage supply base both in regards to internal and intra-company initiatives, i.e. cost, quality, and delivery

•             Investigate optimal suppliers for materials in a timely manner through the effective use of industry techniques, procedures, and planning methods, while complying with ZF company policy.

•             Track costs and statuses of negotiations, while and maintaining agreements with suppliers.

•             Explore methods/materials for total cost management and cost structure analysis.

•             Update tracking tools according to industry best practices and ZF company policy.

•             Participate in continuous improvement programs in order to promote team efforts.

•             Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies.

•             Understand and ensure compliance with all group directives.

•             Perform other duties as assigned.



Essential Skills and Experience:


•        Bachelor’s Degree (Degree preferred in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Economics or related field)

•        6+ years of advanced experience in a professional purchasing capacity (i.e. technical/commodity purchasing, purchasing project management, purchasing management, etc.)

•        Experience with supplier analysis and evaluation (i.e. quality, capacity, cost, etc.)

•        Experience with supplier bidding process and complex negotiations

•        Experience with APQP and/or project management tools and methods

•        Deep knowledge of purchasing tools, negotiation methods, and business communications

•        Deep knowledge of assigned commodity and related commodity market

•        Deep Knowledge of cost improvement/containment topics and techniques

•        Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project etc.)

•        Superior technical abilities in business composition and mathematics

•        Superior analytical abilities with a high attention to detail

•        Proven ability to work independently in a fast paced, high-volume environment

•        Proven ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management

•        Solid organizational and time/project management skills

•        Experience with SAP

•        Ability/willingness to travel both domestically and internationally

•        Bilingual English Spanish 


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


Diana Maldonado

(52) 33 3002 5765

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