DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Who we are :
At Federal-Mogul Motorparts, we see the automotive industry in terms of momentum. The industry is always on the move, and so are we.
We have the speed necessary to deliver the products our customers need, when they need them. We have vision and scale. We have the drive to make an impact within the industry.
We invest in people with ideas. We know their ideas drive our success. Federal-Mogul LLC have 54,000 + employees in 24 countries with 15,000 of those employees in Motorparts locations around the world.
Grow with us as EMEA Commodity Buyer Raw Materials.
ACommodity Buyer position : This position will directly report to the Global Commodity Manager. This position will direct and control the purchasing efforts for the Raw Material Commodity predominantly for all Federal Mogul's Braking facilities located in EMEA.
Annual spend will vary depending on the components, parts and supply base. In this position, you understand and effectively communicate global business trends, current market conditions and drivers that include technological and business footprints of the Raw Material Commodity.
Define supplier strategy and negotiate contracts.
This role can be based at any of our manufacturing sites in Europe. The locations are in UK, Spain, Italy, Germany or Czech Republic.
Duties & Responsibilities :
Understand and effectively communicate to internal / external stakeholders within global business trends & drivers (technological, market dynamics & business footprints)
Segment and define supply base to support trends and drivers
Collect cost breakdowns from incumbent and potential new suppliers.
To enlarge pricing structure knowledge and visibility
Possess knowledge of supply market trends and characteristics (e.g., associations, trade publications and indexes, etc.)
Develop and define commodity strategies to achieve corporate, purchasing & BU goals / objectives
Should include supply base rationalization, development & spend management / segmentation for geographic considerations, Best Cost Country (BCC), Localization objectives, BU / plant-
specific needs, new technologies, marketing / product strategies and cost management goals
Facilitate commodity strategy meetings to cross-functional / cross-business audience
Act as the Business Plan, forecast and strategic plan manager for the BU
Utilize commodity expertise and Commodity strategies to create / update Business Plans and Strategic Plan Metrics : incl.
Cost reduction, interim negotiations, BCC objectives, supplier performance objectives, advanced technology drivers
Serve as single-point-of-contact for Plan development, forecasts and reconciliation
Provide recover mechanisms for cost drives, when necessary
Develop Supplier Partnerships / Strategic Alliances as necessary to support / enhance commodities strategies
Serve as focal point for escalation of all supplier relationship issues
Drive supplier approval process
Maintain supplier status relating to scorecards, business drivers and developmental needs (where applicable)
Manage / drive commodity review of projects for all relevant commodity activities
Manage ad hoc cross-functional teams (incl. BU and Purchasing functions)
Manage / drive supply base consolidation and rationalization to increase negotiation leverage and efficiency
Utilize supply base knowledge to manage risk to supply potentially caused by financial instability or insolvency at individual suppliers or related to supplier's customer bankruptcy proceedings
Capitalize on all purchasing opportunities, future & current, to create the highest leverage across commodities
Set negotiation strategy and direction for commodity negotiation settings, include appropriate team members
Manage cost recovery, as necessary
Drive cash flow improvements initiatives (payment terms negotiations, consignment stock agreements, stock level rationalization, shortening LT, etc.)
Enforce Federal-Mogul Corporation supplier requirements
As Contract Sponsor, negotiate, create, maintain & enforce all commodity supplier contracts
Maintain price tables and / or manage requisitions for pricing related to commodity contracts / negotiations
Determine contract turnover levels and related criteria for approval
Store contracts according to Federal-Mogul Corporation policy
Coordinate with Federal-Mogul Corporation legal team to ensure contractual obligations minimize risk to the Company
Purchasing participant on Advanced Technology projects related to commodities negotiate upfront with supplier technology partners to mitigate downstream risk
Utilize Advanced Technology knowledge to set technological direction for commodity strategies
Able to accommodate BU / plant-specific and geographical commodity requirements
Travel to suppliers and other Federal-Mogul facilities as required for this position - Travelling 30% to 60% of the Time
The authority to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of non-conformities relating to the product, process and quality system and the authority to stop further work on non-
conforming suspect product until the deficiency or conditions have been corrected
Business School Degree / degree in engineering with knowledge in Materials Management or Logistics
A Master Degree would be an asset
Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in Purchasing / Procurement and / or a Materials Management related field with a preference towards high volume manufacturing related Non-
Ferrous Metal, Chemical, Resins, Fibers, Rubber, & Mineral industries
A demonstrated background and proven experience with high level supplier negotiations and materials management
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proficient experience in the use of SAP & Microsoft Office Software, with advanced level ability in the use of Excel & Power Point
Fluent in English language
The knowledge of another language will be an asset
What we offer :
We believe that careers need room to grow! We bring exceptional new products to life and provide customers extraordinary service.
We value diverse talents and their collective power to fuel our success. Consider a place that values professional relationships We are looking for people with a passion to discover what's next.
Join us and go places in an international environment where our values recognize the importance of diversity and the cultivation of a winning team who act with integrity and trust and strive to continuously raise the bar.
We are proud to offer very competitive compensation and benefits programs in every region of the world.
Go to https : / / www.fmmotorparts.com / careers.html for more job details if this is the opportunity for you!
A Business School Degree / degree in engineering with knowledge in Materials Management or Logistics
A Master Degree would be an asset