Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.
We are looking for a Commodity Buyer. The Commodity Buyer will report to the Snr Purchasing Manager. The Commodity Buyer will develop and implement comprehensive commodity sourcing strategies aligned with the company's overall business goals and objectives.
Locations: Northville, MI - Grass Lake, MI - Monroe, MI
Coordinate sourcing and vendor management needs with Tenneco Clean Air Purchasing team.
Identify best in class sources, processes and solutions.
Perform purchasing activities for direct material commodities. Includes negotiating pricing, terms, delivery, and quality.
Manage the RFQ/RFI process including RFQ development, follow-up, analysis and recommendation.
Maintain required KPIs (material cost reduction, payment terms, contracts/T&Cs, supplier rationalization, localization, etc.) and manage vendors and vendor relationships to ensure on-time delivery, fill rate, and quality expectations.
Prepare required data and or documents for supplier meetings or negotiations.
Prepare financial analysis of RFQ results and communicate optimal options to stake holders.
Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, quality, and production, to ensure that sourcing decisions meet technical and quality requirements.
Monitor market trends, global supply chain dynamics, and geopolitical factors affecting the automotive industry to proactively manage risks and opportunities.
Conduct periodic business reviews with vendors to address open issues and opportunities.
Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
EDUCATION:Bachelor's Degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain or Engineering required.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in Purchasing or related functions.
Experienced in development of source selection criteria, source selection and negotiation of direct material commodities.
Experience with any of the following commodities is strongly preferred: steel, tubing, machined castings, cold-headed components, and stampings/fabricated assemblies.
Ability to read and interpret drawings and technical documents.
Strong spreadsheet analytic skills with experience managing large data sets.
Analytical abilities necessary to plan and prioritize own work, complete work on schedule and maintain required records and logs.
Flexibility to handle changing situations and assignments.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to present information, respond to questions and exchange information with internal team members of varying levels and suppliers.
Knowledge and understanding of applicable regulatory requirements, such as OSHA standards, TS16949 and ISO 14001 policies and procedures.
Travel locally and regionally as required (10%-15%).
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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