Raw Materials Senior Buyer B - Sheet Steel

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles   •  

Auburn Hills, MI

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 57 days ago

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Just like a bridge, our mission in Purchasing is to connect internal and external partners to deliver world class results. We build our bridge together on solid foundational values. Our global Purchasing team sources over $80 billion in products and services annually. We deliver world class results by embracing our values of Belief, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, Growth, and Energy (BRIDGE) as they are the framework for our culture. We believe in a work-life balance and provide team members opportunities for mentoring, learning & development and exposure to senior leadership. FCA takes great pride in fostering an inclusive work environment where employees can leverage strengths, experiences and perspectives. At FCA, we believe it is the diversity of talent and perspective that allows us to take a visionary approach, to strategically apply new technologies and forge ahead in our industry in innovation and performance. Most opportunities will be global in nature and will involve collaboration with FCA colleagues in Italy, South America and Asia. FCA is currently seeking an experienced Steel Senior Buyer to manage sourcing of direct steel with responsibility for or directly engaging with steel mills and service centers in price/contract negotiations.

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for managing all commercial terms and the developing sourcing strategies for both domestic and global projects. Functional responsibilities include identifying potential sources, managing quotations, negotiating and awarding of long-term contracts, managing all aspects of the supplier relationship including contract maintenance, achieving annual cost savings targets, and developing supplier/commodity strategies.

The core responsibilities of a Senior Buyer are the development, ownership, and execution of full lifecycle commodity strategies which include but are not limited to:

  • Leading all aspects of the commercial relationship with the supply base and internal customers including sourcing process/budget management, benchmarking, supplier relations, Purchase Order issuance/maintenance, supply/delivery, cost savings, economic claim negotiations, etc.
  • Leading regional and global supplier development and cross-functional communications with suppliers using a "One Voice" approach
  • Leading a cross-functional team including partners from Marketing, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Supplier Quality and Finance
  • Frequent professional communication with senior leadership

This position affords the opportunity for career development within the Purchasing organization and with other cross-functional groups. The ideal candidate will strive to drive improvement to the purchasing organization's processes and strategies. Join our Bridge team! We are looking for a high energy, enthusiastic professional, driven to achieve world class results as a Senior Buyer.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, or closely related field from an ABET accredited university
  • 7 years of purchasing or closely related relevant experience.
  • Direct steel purchasing experience with responsibility for or directly engaging with steel mills and service centers in price/contract negotiations
  • Strong spreadsheet skills,
  • Strong communication skills and are highly customer focused
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Strong fluency with G Suite / MS Office Suite (strong spreadsheet skills)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Global commodity experience: participating in global sourcing activities and working in global teams

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.