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Purchasing Buyer

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0001891
Date Posted: May 12, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

General: Responsible for managing all purchasing activities related to the category that are in line with respective purchasing strategy in the region.

Area of Accountabilities:

Market intelligence and budget preparation

  • Collect regional, category, supplier specific information
  • Propose strategic path to Global Category Manager based on the information gathered
  • Propose ideas for cost reduction/avoidance, Continuous Improvement
  • Participate actively in annual budget preparation

Perform sourcing and ensure commercial supplier performance

  • Negotiate annually or on spot with suppliers (prices, payment terms, tooling, commercial clauses, capacity issues, EOL…)
  • Negotiate and formalize contracts
  • Lead the sourcing decisions in her/his area of responsibility based on the category strategy and Business Units expectations / timing
  • Prepare cost estimation (for BU during acquisition phase), including request of “should cost” to Cost Engineering team
  • Ensure category strategy implementation
  • Support BU for VEC initiatives and corresponding negotiations with suppliers
  • Report KPI by part number and supplier

Manage supplier base

  • Develop regional supply base and manage relationship with local suppliers
  • Track local supplier performance and compliance
  • Update negotiation strategy based on the situation
  • Support BU and Regions in case of supplier issues / escalation

Key Professional Competencies:

  • Robust automotive and supplier knowledge
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Fluent English Level

Key Personal Competencies:

  • Implementation & Result Orientation
  • Influence & Persuasion
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Rhythm & Intensity
  • Relationship Building & Networking

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Engineering, Business studies or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience working in purchasing service

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Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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