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

Principal Program Buyer

Location: 

Livonia, MI, US, 48150

Req ID 23943
   

Your Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Foundation Braking Portfolio Program Purchasing CQA champion.  The primary objective of this critical position is the preparation of costed BOMs that will be included in the construction of business cases to establish potential selling prices to our customers for new business quotes.
  • Work requires high accuracy as the BOMs usually represent 65% or so of the selling price of our products, so any mistakes could have a major impact on the financial viability of a specific program.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Ensures that all necessary quotations are processed, and assumptions are accurate from a Supply standpoint
  • 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 in supply chain, purchasing, finance, or project management required.
  • 8+ years of related experience.
  • Be proactive, willing to work in dynamic high-paced organization.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office programs and tools.
  • Excellent communication with cross functional areas.
  • Working knowledge of purchasing principals.
  • Experience with purchasing negotiations/contracts.
  • Financial acumen preferred, as the understanding of the construction of a business case will help when interfacing with Finance.

 

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

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.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.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

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.


Nearest Major Market: Livonia
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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