Lead Buyer - Rubber and Plastics

Country
USA
City
Gastonia
Section
Purchasing
Level
Professionals
Contract type
Permanent

Your challenge

The Lead Buyer will be responsible for the coordination and management of suppliers, execution of MGM key strategic initiatives within the sector / region, e.g. :

  • Frame contracts / LTA negotiations and development of sourcing pipeline
  • First decision level in top escalation issues for own sector
  • Co-ordinate and propose Planning, Forecasting, Reporting to MGM o Analysis of sourcing pipeline, coordination of supplier selection with Commodity buyers
  • Initiate and coordinate of Ratio projects plus other savings and/or change activities
  • Active analysis of supplier base in the sector, indication of actions – supplier panel management (in the sector), ratio projects, renegotiation, bundling, other change activities
  • Execution of MGM strategy and key strategic initiatives within the sector / region
  • For suppliers in responsibility, actively monitors risks indicators of supply base and initiates appropriate actions in case identified risks.

Your profile

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma and 10+ years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree or other relevant education in Business Administration, or related fields is preferred and at least 1-3 years of relevant work experience in purchasing within an international environment- (Master’s degree a plus)
  • Experience in industrial companies or manufacturing enterprises, preferably in the automotive industry
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to analyze market trends and data as they relate to the material group
  • Material group specific technical knowledge
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to travel up to 20% (domestic and international)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with SAP

Are you full of ideas? Are you keen to take on responsibility and really achieve something? Then our doors are open to you. This is a company that lives out its values, gives people the freedom to use their own initiative, offers many development opportunities and many exciting projects – all of which awaits you here.