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  • Morristown, TN
  • Mahle

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Capital Equipment and Tooling Buyer

MAHLE, Inc • Morristown, TN

Posted 24 days ago

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Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts, Industrial, Manufacturing
Engineering, Management, Manufacturing

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Job Description

Tasks Would you like to take on assignments with a high level of responsibility?
Would you like to take on assignments with a high level of responsibility?
  • Management and development of a long term supplier strategy, cost management, and significant engagement with Engineering, Product Development, Logistics, and Manufacturing to proactively manage the commodities and obtain the optimum combination of cost, quality, delivery and service from suppliers.
  • Work within the division locally and globally to determine best business practice for the specific program or need.
  • Continuous market review of suppliers utilizing MAHLE Engine Components specification and standards.
  • Develop strategies which maximize global synergies, reduce capital and material costs, and improve quality and delivery performance.
  • Develop an in-depth product and process knowledge base about the commodity and global supplier base including thorough understanding of the entire value added chain and cost drivers through supplier workshops, plant visits, technical reviews, international contracts, benchmarking activity, etc.
  • Issue RFQ's (Request for Quote). Negotiate with target/preferred suppliers for best cost, quality and delivery conditions related to supply.
  • Support Engineering Change Requests and Cost Savings Projects.
  • Engage cross-functional team in cost savings activities for assigned programs and manage savings projects through implementation.
  • Work collectively with our legal department on contract development and management.
  • Provide continuing assessment of the business climate, market conditions, and key supplier information to provide input for internal forecasting requirements.
  • Monitor of supply base, evaluate risk, and develop countermeasures.
  • Comply with all applicable laws/policies governing the buyer/seller relationship and conduct business in an ethical way to represent the company in the best possible manner.

Requirements Impress us - with your professional and personal skills.
Impress us - with your professional and personal skills.
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial) is required; CPM or CPIM, a plus.
  • 7+ years of related purchasing experience in a Tier 1 environment is required. Previous experience with CAPEX purchases over $1m and experience buying tooling, assemblies and fixtures is needed. Familiarity with engine components and parts, machining and manufacturing is preferred.
  • Strong tooling negotiation, financial cost analysis, market analysis, continuous improvement, problem solving, time and project management skills. Ability to read blue prints and specifications required.
  • Previous experience with tooling standardization is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines. Must be able to manage/coordinate multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • International sourcing experience and capability to negotiate and adapt to different cultures.
  • Previous exposure or participation in VA/VE and re-engineering is a plus.
  • Knowledge of logistics, manufacturing processes, commodity markets and futures, and a strong understanding of component and product functionality are important assets.

We offer you excellent opportunities for growth and development, tailored specifically for you. We ensure this through regular meetings focused on feedback and a diverse training program. We value outstanding performance. That's why our goal is to work with you on a long-term basis. We not only encourage you to reach your potential, we also offer performance-based pay and flexible working options for your different stages of life. Go your path - with us.

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Ms. SUSAN WALDORF is available to answer any questions at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

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Job ID: 1984135301-2021
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