SUMMARY : NEW VACANCY ALERT!!
NEW VACANCY ALERT!!
Our client, a leader in the automotive sector based in Kariega, has an opportunity available for a Level 2 Series Buyer.
The Series Buyer is responsible for improving supplier performance during the production process.
JOB DESCRIPTION : Duties :
Contribute to the identification and implementation of productivity actions (product / process) for cost reduction, in close coordination with Commodity teams and the plant.
Monitor productivity performance for supplier perimeter through cross-functional teamwork in the plants under his / her responsibility (i.
e. productivity committees). Present to the plants management board the productivity plan and progress as on request.
Challenge Commodity Buyers to achieve the Purchasing Budget for his / her plants.
For most critical topics, support the Supply Chain team to improve supplier deviation in Misdeliveries Per Million (MPM).
Be involved in the kick off in program phase to prepare the start of Production. Lead transfers meetings with Program Buyers at the take-over stage.
Lead negotiation for Engineering Change Requests within his / her perimeter, and product productivity, in close relationship with commodities.
Initiate or create productivity for responsible suppliers for future years budget and strategic planning.
Bachelor''s or Master''s degree in Logistics, Business or Engineering
Minimum 2 years of experience in purchasing, production, or sales, within the automotive industry
Experience of successfully managing and negotiating contracts
Knowledge of productivity (cost saving) initiatives and lean management methodology
Knowledge of production, quality and logistics
Knowledge of products and technology in automotive sector
Knowledge of Supplier audit process and quality management
Understanding of sourcing strategies and application (make or buy analysis)
Ability to work in matrix organization