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Buyer - Direct Material, Electric Vehicles

Company: Foxconn-PCE Technology
Location: Warren
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout CompanyEstablished in Taiwan in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) is the world's largest electronics manufacturer. Foxconn is also the leading technological solution provider, and it continuously leverages its expertise in software and hardware to integrate its unique manufacturing systems with emerging technologies. By capitalizing on its expertise in Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices, IoT, Big Data, AI, Smart Networks, and Robotics / Automation, the Group has expanded not only its capabilities into the development of electric vehicles, digital health and robotics, but also three key technologies –AI, semiconductors and new-generation communications technology – which are key to driving its long-term growth strategy and the four core product pillars: Consumer Products, Enterprise Products, Computing Products and Components and Others.About JobDo you think Electric Vehicles are cool? Are you someone who wants to make a difference? This might be the opportunity for you!As a key member of the procurement team, you will be responsible for supply continuity, maintaining relationships with supplier partners and leveraging your skills on cost optimization.This position is for a Buyer focused on the procurement of direct materials for the vehicle build in the assembly plant located in Lordstown, Ohio. This candidate will be reporting to the Manager of Procurement. The candidate will manage a commodity or several commodities and be responsible for operational purchasing activities that support the vehicle builds.This role provides exciting opportunity for the candidate to be part of the Foxconn's EV journey and grow with it. Job Responsibilities

  • Negotiate pricing, delivery schedules, payment terms, confidentiality agreements, master purchase agreements, and others as required with suppliers.
  • Track and monitor key performance indicators of suppliers.
  • Implements purchasing policies and procedures, monitors the same and enhances by continuous process improvement techniques.
  • Monitor, assess and mitigate supply chain risk.
  • Develop and manage supplier relations, conduct periodic business/performance reviews for continued improvement of deliverables.
  • Support production control team as they monitor material shortages, obsolescence notifications and anything else relevant to daily operations.
  • Partner with legal to negotiate commercial contracts/agreements with suppliers.
  • Partner with Accounting to resolve any financial commitments to supplier partners.
  • Identify top problem suppliers, lead and collaborate with respective cross functional teams for continuous improvement.
  • Approve requisitions, Issue purchase orders/scheduling agreements, set up new vendors.Education and Ideal Experience
    • A minimum three years of experience in procurement filed required.
    • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Supply Chain, Finance, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering or similar degree from an accredited college or university required.
    • CSCP, CPM or CPP certification is a plus.
    • Experience working with ERP system. SAP experience is a plus.
    • Good understanding and application of DFx (DFM/DFA) in cost optimization activities is a plus
    • Ability to read and interpret drawings/technical requirements/specifications.
    • Speak effectively before groups of customers, suppliers, or employees of the organization.
    • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.). Preferences and Qualifications
      • The successful candidate for this position must have a broad technical background with the ability to work with engineering, manufacturing, suppliers across a wide variety of issues.
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an absolute requirement to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationship within and outside the company.
      • Must be self-directed with exceptional time management, prioritization, and organizational skills; Strong project management skills to keep team and actions on track to completion.
      • Prior background in automotive industries; Experience working with Automotive Suppliers.
      • Proven experience working with suppliers, including new launches, and improving underperforming suppliers through supplier improvement programs.
      • Knowledge of electrification technology, its functionality, and features at system level.
      • Demonstrated hands-on approach, analytical abilities, and attention to detail.
      • Strong background in contract negotiation
      • Motivated to learn and develop incredible on-the-job experience.Work Environment and Physical Demands
        • The factory has both office area and shop floor area. The noise level in the office area is generally quiet. Wearing of personal protective equipment's (PPE) when visiting the shop floor or when visiting a supplier's manufacturing locations is required.
        • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        • Travel is minimal (10%) for this position.Compensation & Benefits
          • Robust health, vision, and dental plans
          • Competitive market salary
          • Vacation plans and paid time-off
          • Retirement and matching 401K
          • Family and life insurance optionsFoxconn provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Foxconn complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.Powered by JazzHR63kq6Foi49

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