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ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America

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Procurement Manager


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OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3623649

Desired Skills/Duties: Your responsibilities Manages and controls all company external suppliers with particular emphasis on the purchase of materials and finished parts for production. Ensures parts and materials are bought at the most competitive price. Establishes strategic relationships with key suppliers who are aligned to the company's needs. Identifies new suppliers, agrees to terms and negotiates supply agreements where appropriate, including discount structures and volume rebates in close collaboration and alignment with the Global Strategic Purchasing function. Drives local and global projects in close collaboration and alignment with the Global Project Procurement function. Prepares appropriate monthly reporting in accordance to organizational standards. Defines cost improvement strategies to meet annual saving targets. Implements and drives new Procurement tactics in close collaboration with the BU Head of Procurement. Drives Cost workshops with suppliers. Fosters close working relationships with associated departments e.g., Sales, Engineering and Production. Improves purchasing methods and drives down external spend. Makes supplier visits in both the US and abroad. Carries out a comprehensive review of the Purchasing function and its methodology and identifies and implement improvements. Forecasts levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs. Conducts research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality in close collaboration and alignment with the global strategic purchasing function. Acts as liaison between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers. Negotiates and approves contracts and monitoring their progress, checking the quality of service provided in close collaboration and alignment with the global strategic purchasing function Processes payments and invoices. Evaluates bids and makes recommendations based on commercial and technical factors. Ensures suppliers are aware of business objectives. Attends meetings and trade conferences. Trains and supervises the work of other members of staff. Ensures compliance and safety of all activities within the organizational standards and policies. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Your profile Possesses extensive experience and success in building, developing and managing a successful team of purchasing/buying professionals to include the development of sound purchasing practices and procedures. Purchasing/Buying experience within the automotive industry, preferably in a Tier 1 or OE, is mandatory. Deep knowledge of the commodities stamping, machining and plastic molding. Ability to estimate and calculate component prices. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Possesses excellent planning, organizational, and analytical skills. Proven ability to work with minimal direction, as well as be resourceful and independent in solving problems. Ability to understand business strategy and translate into effective tactical plans. Demonstrated strong negotiation and bid procedure knowledge and experience. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Ability to work in a Global, Cross- Functional Environment Capable of managing multiple complex projects at a time dependent on project size and size of team. Strong people and customer service skills, experience in successful negotiation, and managing the execution of company-wide supplier contracts. Proven ability to manage a group of people to meet tight deadlines. Deep knowledge of the supply market, especially Mexico and South East Asia Exhibits integrity through fair and ethical behaviors Bachelor s degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain management or a related field or equivalent experience required. Second language (German, Spanish) preferable. CSPM, or CSM desired.

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