Address supplier issues that affect daily plant operations; manage the supplier communication process; coordinate change notices with the supplier; responsible for commodity strategy formulation and execution.
This position is responsible for supporting the development and execution of Global Commodity Strategies designed to leverage worldwide purchase of raw materials, components, and various products required, in support of the Original Equipment and Aftermarket businesses.
Support financial team including invoice support, resolution of inconsistencies or discrepancies identified as result of 3way match (comparison of purchase order to receipt to invoice), and dispositions including resolution of materials, variances or issues.
Identify large logistics and warehouse automation projects on the horizon and meet with prospects and EPC's, using value propositions to showcase economic value and long-term benefits of the company's product offerings compared to competitor products.
Coordinates the negotiating of vendor terms, prices, and purchasing of raw materials and production supplies to ensure compliance to company standards using knowledge of financial management, decision making, discretion, budget and schedule requirements while adhering to company purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
Interpret information from engineering changes and process information to suppliers and manufacturing providers; responsible to keep up to date with all Quality Management System(s) changes within the organization.
Act as primary point of contact for internal and external suppliers representing MAHLE Aftermarket North America to negotiate actual and future business opportunities including material prices and commercial terms.