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ZF Senior Buyer-Commodity in Lafayette, Indiana

Senior Buyer-Commodity

Location:

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863

Req ID 16277 | CSS Lafayette Plant, United States

We are looking for a new colleague in the Non-Production Purchasing Department at our Plant location in Lafayette, Indiana.

Responsibilities:

  • Purchase indirect materials within the Non-Production Purchasing (NPM) Department at our location in Lafayette, Indiana

  • Lead the work of others in the NPM Department and supervise 1 direct report

  • Prepare RFQs, examine prices, evaluate all quotes that are received, monitor the availability of items, compare specifications, and review alternatives to determine most desirable suppliers using tools such as Decision Matrix, EXCEL-calculation, SAP or Supply On

  • Maintain Info Records and Source List in SAP as well as similar systems in other ERPs

  • Work closely with involved departments (specification, scope of work, approvals, lead times, etc.)

  • Communicate with suppliers concerning RFQ’s, POs, Deliveries and other issues that may occur; Define and negotiate supplies, warranty agreements, and other contractual/legal items as required

  • Track and report purchasing volume of indirect materials and other KPIs for respective location as needed; Cost savings is expected

  • Communicate with managers and employees of operating department at respective locations and other NAO sites, NPM Buyers within the organization, and global and local Commodity Managers in assigned commodities

  • Maintain status reports in Microsoft EXCEL or other reporting tools to document progress of procurement activities

  • Lead team in implementation of new vendors, plants or process roll-outs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Finance or equivalent required (Master’s Degree preferred)

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in purchasing, production or manufacturing mainly handling indirect materials (experience in automotive industry is preferred)

  • Comprehensive knowledge of assigned categories, materials, processes, and indirect material required

  • Computer/Software/Manufacturing System knowledge of SAP and/or NAVISION or similar system required; Microsoft software skills required

  • Good written, communication, organizational and detail-orientated skills required

  • Ability to work on complex problems and use independent judgment required

  • Interpersonal and advanced experienced negotiation skills required

  • Ability to travel, as needed, required

Be part of our ZF team as Senior Buyer-Commodity and apply now!

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To 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.

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