Buyer 3 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1109 | JOB GRADE: 17 

 

Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! www.bendix.com/careers

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

             

Position Summary:

 

Manage the Supply base to meet the strategic objectives of Global Purchasing Excellence (GPE) and the needs of the Customer (Internal / External), Product Business Team’s (PBT’s) and Manufacturing – in terms of Quality, Cost, Delivery, and commercial terms. Responsible for assigned commodity(s) as well as related sourcing strategies, cost reduction matters, and supplier relationships.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Develop, implement and manage commodity strategy; evaluate and select suppliers, including global opportunities, negotiation of supply agreements and rationalization of the current supply base.
  • Develop and execute cost reduction and productivity initiatives directly aligned with commodity strategy; execute cost reduction programs including project management of supplier transitions.
  • Drive continuous improvement in the supply chain in support of business goals utilizing long-term agreements and value engineering.
  • Develop and implement actions to achieve supply chain management goals for commodity: 0 PPM, 100% delivery performance, productivity.
  • Support and/or lead supplier quality improvement programs related to managed commodity.
  • Develop and manage strategic supplier relationships while supporting Bendix / KB supply chain strategies and leveraging global synergies.
  • Provide support to plants for strategic and supplier performance issues.

 

Knowledge:

 

  • Expert in the aspects of supply base methodologies, principles, practices and procedures.
  • Understands concepts of production control, material planning, and MRP.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of acquisition regulations.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge regarding the legal requirements associated with purchasing goods and services both domestic and international.
  • Understand business marketing and sales needs and have the ability/vision to combine and implement into the supply chain.
  • Possesses fundamental knowledge about the assigned category.

 

Experience:

 

  • Minimum 5-7 years of strategic and tactical experience as a Buyer or purchasing representative. Manufacturing based industry preferred.
  • Prior experience in global purchasing organization with usage of ERP, SAP preferred.
  • Experience utilizing multiple approaches to achieve cost reduction including negotiation, design changes, and joint supplier programs.
  • Exposure to leading teams.

 

Skills:

 

  • Assist in leading in a global matrix organization while driving superior results.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to motivate, manage and reward performance, provide constructive feedback and foster individual professional development.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including active listening, identifying the issue, and driving solutions.
  • Proven strength in the ability to multitask, quickly pivot, be target-oriented, with high attention to detail.
  • Proven to be results driven with the ability to demonstrate supplier improvement and implement cost reduction programs.
  • Self-starter, possessing high degree of self-motivation, creative in nature with the ability to think outside of the box while remaining one step ahead of the problem.
  • Demonstrated project management skills that include utilizing an organized approach, setting priorities, identifying risks and opportunities, managing resources, milestones, and costs in a matrix/cross-functional organization.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize exceptionally well.
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity with the ability to work across all Knorr-Bremse regions and locations.
  • Flexible to changes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to negotiate.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Business, Supply Chain Management or Engineering degree preferred
  • CPM / CPIM a plus
  • Green Belt certification preferred

Master's degree a plus

What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron