Commodity Buyer Analyst

Location: Chattanooga, TN (37402)
Company: Volkswagen Group of America
Industry: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 6 days ago
Role Summary:. Establish and achieve an annual business plan to optimize the material cost of assigned parts Responsible for production parts sourcing for Volkswagen Group of America Develop and implement localization and hidden cost strategies Establish and maintain supplier strategy which support regional and global material group strategies. Role Responsibilities: Business Plan (50%).

Achieve annual business plan savings commitments as defined by Commodity Manager Negotiate annual material cost savings with assigned suppliers and material groups and report on a monthly basis Analyze localization and deep localization rate of assigned parts. Develop and implement strategies to increase localization and deep localization rate Benchmark competitor products and specifications for cost optimization. Participate in cost reduction workshops to identify alternative materials, manufacturing processes, etc. Forward Sourcing (35%).

Implement regional and global material group strategies. Coordinate as necessary with counterparts within the VW Group Create sourcing presentations with recommendations which contain supporting (eg Benchmark data). Develop and implement localization and hidden cost strategies Establish and maintain supplier strategy which support regional and global material group strategies Utilize product knowledge and expertise to evaluate optimal material cost of future vehicle programs.

Secure Production Parts (15%). Responsible for crisis management of unforeseen supply chain disruptions Proactively evaluate suppliers to identify potential risk. Evaluate and negotiate Engineering Change Requests with suppliers to achieve optimum piece price, investment and timing.

Qualifications: Years of Experience:. 2 years of Professional Experience Education:. Bachelor degree or equivalent in business or other relevant field of study - required.

Degree in supply chain management or logistics - desired Skills:. Analytical and conceptual thinking - using logic and reason. Problem solving - creating options and solutions.

Resource management and prioritization. Displays professional integrity. Demonstrates commitment to self-improvement.

Computer savvy - skilled in the use of software. Willing to take on conflict negotiation situations Specialized Skills - Required:. Self-motivated with ability to work independently.

Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels within the organization and with outside vendors/suppliers. Flexibility and professionalism in dealing with suppliers and internal customers. Influencing and negotiation skills.

Strong verbal & written communication and presentation skills. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Strong Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel)Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel).

Willingness to take on situations requiring negotiation and problem solving skills Specialized Skills - Desired:. Ability to network across cultures/languages. Experienced in data-driven decision analysis.

Exposure to supply chain methods and metrics. Interest in Global automotive procurement experience. Familiarity with calculations and processes that are purchasing specific Work Flexibility: Willingness to:.

Work evenings and weekends if necessary. Travel domestically as well as internationally (Germany/Mexico) Volkswagen Group of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, color, gender identity/expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws

Web Reference : AJF/435258412-202
Posted Date : Mon, 19 Sep 2022

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