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Sr. Product Line Buyer

1.    Goal of position (What is the primary function of the position?)
The Senior Product Line Purchasing Buyer – E-Mobility will be responsible for actively assisting in winning new business by meeting RFQ timeline and target costs. Will reduce total costs of new product development and improve productivity on mature product activities by identifying and implementing technical cost reduction activities related to the Product Line. This position will also ensure that the selection and development of new suppliers is in alignment with regional and global strategic Purchasing initiatives. 
2.    Formal prerequisites for the position (e.g. training, experience, education etc.)
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, or related engineering degree.
  • Experienced in world class manufacturing, engineering, and/or project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong PC expertise.
  • Experienced in working with and leading cross-functional teams.
  • Outstanding leadership skills.
  • Familiarity with concurrent engineering and understanding of supply chain management.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and use of office equipment.
3.    Tasks (Description of main tasks)
  • Achieve the correct cost structure, launches on time and technical cost reduction initiatives.
  • Responsibility for representing and integrating Purchasing into New Product Development.
  • Participate and/or lead Technical Cost-Saving initiatives 
  • Report KPIs for the respected business unit
  • Support Budget process for department and third party costs.
  • Drive for continuous improvement of processes with a goal of reducing total costs.
  • Develop detailed commodity strategies and implementing productivity initiatives and supplier rationalization opportunities for assigned commodities.
  • Assist the Director in strategic planning and project management.
This position description is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of tasks, competencies, prerequisites, or goals. Other tasks or goals may be assigned – either on a temporary or permanent basis – as deemed necessary by company officials. Position descriptions, or the employee’s job, may be modified or changed by the company at any time. This position description should not be considered to be a contract of employment.