Buyer Analyst - Project Purchasing

Location: Chattanooga, TN (37402)
Company: Volkswagen Group of America
Industry: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 7 days ago
Role Summary: The Project Buyer is responsible from a commercial, readiness and reporting standpoint for his/her assigned new vehicle parts packages, beginning with the Forward Sourcing phase until three months after the start of production (SOP 3). The Project Buyer negotiates technical change costs (piece price, tooling, launch cost and timing) according to prevailing cost models, and ensures supplier readiness for non-heavy items in the pre-series builds and launch readiness at SOP.

During the early phase of new projects, the Project Buyer will also complete Forward Sourcing activities as project workload and business needs dictate. Role Responsibilities: General (30%):. Ensure timely and cost-compliant availability of parts for pre-series, SOP and other agreed events.

Assure process consistency with VWGoA and relevant K-BN Group requirements. Standing member in SET and Fachgruppen meeting as responsible Purchasing representative. Representation of Purchasing in internal meetings, presentations and Pilot Halls.

Responsible for assigned parts including managing the supplier relationship from supplier nomination through SOP 3. Timely and accurate maintenance of Purchasing systems and databases (TEVON, EBON etc.). Resolution of Purchasing-related problems with other functions within VWGoA and VW Group companies, thorough purchasing processes and procedures.

Performs other Purchasing tasks as required. Responsible for the Supplier Nomination Process for all new parts for new and existing vehicle projects. Steers Alignment for Request for Quotations with Cross-functional Teams for input data and nomination timing.

Reviews Supplier Contract Documents against VW Terms & Conditions and initiates resolution of supplier clauses before nomination. Manages more complex work packages and workload. Assists in the training of new employees Commercial (50%):.

Project Buyer is commercially responsible for piece price, tooling invest, launch cost and engineering changes from nomination to SOP 3 months for assigned parts. Tracking and reporting of each assigned part's cost history until SOP 3 (piece price, invest, LTCs). Negotiate, present and implement engineering changes (AEKO, KV-AEKO) for piece price and invest.

Accurate and timely issuance of Purchasing contracts, amendments and kickoffs. Representation of assigned parts in the AEKO-Runde. Evaluation, preparation and presentation of various business case scenarios.

Responsible for organizing and leading Forward Sourcing kick-off meetings. Preparation of FS documents, packages and presentations per defined work split among Chattanooga Purchasing teams. Drives Sourcing Decisions within agreed timeframe and escalates potential delays within the project.

Requests and aligns financial targets with Controlling and Project Steering for each RFQ. Responsible for B-Parts Purchasing/Forward Sourcing Project Management (20%):. Reporting of parts status during all milestones of the PEP process.

Lead commitment and kickoff meetings with suppliers to ensure alignment and adherence with project milestones. Regular interfacing with Purchasing colleagues in Wolfsburg, Chattanooga and Puebla. Proactive identification and resolution of problems related to assigned parts/suppliers.

Evaluation, preparation and presentation of various business case scenarios. Agreement, communication and tracking of deliverables from internal customers (R&D, Finance, K-BS). Monitors Supplier Nomination Agreements and initiates measures in case of supplier rejections.

3 - 5 years of experience. Bachelor's degree required. MBA or International studies or business experience desired.

General skills needed to perform the job:. Persuasive and persistent. Self-motivated with ability to work independently.

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Timely completion of processes. Dependable execution of recurring tasks Required Skills:.

Experience with manufacturing processes, tools and technologies. Experience analyzing cost breakdowns, cost drivers, supplier offers. Demonstrated negotiating experience: piece price, tooling and timing with external suppliers for assigned packages.

Ability to work independently without direct supervision. Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and Excel. Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a high-pressure environment.

Effective communication with internal customers and with outside vendors/suppliers. Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills Desired Skills:. Experience with manufacturing processes, tools and technologies.

Experience analyzing cost breakdowns, cost drivers, supplier offers. Demonstrated negotiating experience: piece price, tooling and timing with external suppliers for assigned packages. Ability to work independently without direct supervision.

Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and Excel. Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a high-pressure environment. Effective communication with internal customers and with outside vendors/suppliers.

Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills Less than 20% travel

Web Reference : AJF/375107752-202
Posted Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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