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

NPM Operative Buyer


MX, 64830 - Av

Req ID 26727

We are looking to hire a NPM Operative Buyer to join our team at Monterrey.



  • Responsible for strategic sourcing of assigned commodity parts. 
  • Defines and negotiates Statement of Work, Supply and Warranty Agreements and other contractual / legal items as required
  • Issues and maintain multiple types of purchase orders, RFQs, service agreements for multiple locations
  • Manages Supply Strategy by Categories
    Benchmarking the spend assigned to the current supplier base to find possible savings opportunities.
  • Manage supply base to include renewal of agreements and assisting suppliers in problem solving and tracking corrective actions.
  • Conduct supplier assessments for potential new suppliers.  Facilitates supplier development, monitors supplier ratings and resolves supplier performance issues at MX plants.
  • Support all ZF Mexico Facilities through procurement of all indirect material
  • Monitors and negotiates warranty performance of supplier
  • Gathers and analyzes supplier data to prepare analysis and recommendation for supplier selection, with focus on sourcing in low-cost countries. 
  • Interface with internal customers on critical supplier issues as necessary.
  • POs placing, reporting and SAP maintenance.
  • Drives continuous improvement, KANBAN, VMI, consignment, e-Commerce  through negotiations
  • Any other tasks as deemed necessary



  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (preferable) or related field
  • Minimum of 3 (three) years experience within indirect purchasing, including experience negotiating with suppliers and managing the supply base post-negotiations (Experience in Automotive industry desirable).
  • Demonstrated experience with purchase of MRO components.
  • Prior purchasing experience involving spend in excess of $20+ million  (preferable)
  • Experience in cross-functional team environment
  • Prior experience with global or regional sourcing processes/decision making.  
  • Demonstrated performance in working cross-functionally and/or within a matrixed organization and working independently to obtain results
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and SAP.
  • Prior experience preparing and delivering presentations to senior management as well as experience presenting information to suppliers and internal customers
  • Able to independently troubleshoot issues/concerns and determine course of action
  • High level of independent judgment & High Ethical Standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and analytical and leadership skills.
  • This position will require some regional travel depending on assigned commodities.
  • Bilingual English Spanish



Be part of our ZF team as NPM Operative Buyer and apply now!


Laura Gabriela De Lira

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