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Sr. Buyer for Raw Materials

Company: Yazaki North America, Inc.
Location: Canton
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions. Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on. Shift: [[shiftPosting]] Region: [[region]] Location: Canton , [[filter2]] Yazaki is sending out a clarion call for Senior Buyers for our North American headquarters in Canton, MI! We are looking for people that are adept at functioning as the subject-matter expert for their book of business. Are you fearless in your pursuit of cost savings? Are supplier relationships important to you? Are you adept at communicating effectively to your internal and external customers? Do you desire exposure to global opportunities? We need someone like you! For one of the positions, we are looking specifically for a Sr. Buyer of Raw Materials. A degree in Chemical Engineering would be a huge plus! The Sr. Buyer performs key commercial aspects of purchasing such as: supplier selection, price negotiation, new material coordination, global coordination, and VA/VE. They lead efforts with affiliate procurement, engineers and global purchasing members, as well as, support the development of the Purchasing and Commodity strategies. Primary duties * Lead cost reduction objectives and drives to meet global category targets* Develop cost reduction strategies/data packs/ and meets regularly with suppliers* Manage selection and sourcing of suppliers as part of the strategic supply base while meeting program commitments and requirements* Conduct market tests and price negotiations to maintain cost competitiveness* Lead the negotiation of the "Yazaki Purchase Terms and Conditions" with each supplier* Support Advanced Purchasing with cost reduction strategies or sourcing of new suppliers to support new programs* Execute the category strategy as part of new program sourcing* Manage Supplier performance according to CQDE (Cost, Quality, Delivery, Environmental) to achieve overall targets and objectives* Champion for SCR (Supplier Change Request), ensure SCR's are closed out on time defined within the process* Process e-RFQ's thru GPDB (Global Purchasing Data Base) system, while maintaining price contracts and capacity* Conduct executive supplier reviews with key suppliers to improve overall performance* Ensure data integrity and compliance with Purchasing cost reduction tracker* Support global cost improvement initiatives and participates with Global Category Team Requirements * Bachelor's degree in Engineering disciplince such as Chemical Engineering* Required experienced: 5+ years of relevant experience in Raw Materials* Preference: Ability to read blueprints and schematics. Strong automotive cross-functional experience in commodities such as: Raw Materials, Plastics, Connection Systems, Electronics and Wire/Tape/Sleeving* Travel: 10-15% local, regional, national, and international* Language: Fluency in English; Spanish is a huge plus* Software: Proficiency in MS Office Suite; advanced Excel knowledge required* On-call requirements: as needed Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.

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