This is a professional position responsible for daily purchasing activities including the creation of purchase orders from shopping carts, handling exceptions identified by Accounts Payable, making changes to PO's and close interaction with Legal and the Business Units.
The Buyer I - Commodity is responsible for purchasing of indirect materials within the Service Center Procurement (SCP) for one or more specific plant locations and/or for dedicated commodities NAO-wide using a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures.
Negotiates pricing, facilitates purchases, and coordinates all activities required to purchase production or non-production parts and services, and accessory commodities for NNA-Smyrna, Nismex and Canton plants.
Purchasing Buyer will support Indirect Purchasing activities for multiple Autoliv sites by reviewing quotes, negotiating with the potential vendors, rolling discrete JDE purchase orders and following up on orders as needed.
The lead is responsible for contributing knowledge, performing analysis, developing solutions, justifying investment, managing implementation projects, integrating systems with processes, providing training and measuring results. Initiatives will focus on improving current process efficiency, material flow, labor productivity, quality, safety and space utilization.
Participating in business processes mapping including process analysis and design, gap analysis, functional system design and specifications, system configuration, development of system tests, procedures, and documentation.
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.
Analyze supply base for optimization opportunities, including bundling potential and supplier reduction & provides strategies of approved/ panel suppliers to Project Buyer during customer quotation phase.