Plant Buyer

Plant Buyer

Work Location: California

Job type: Full-Time

Posted: 01-06-2020

Salary: Negotiate


Job Description

Ensure all purchasing activities in the plant "xxx",
within the NPM purchasing responsibility and business responsibility of the plant (Indirect Material: Plant/Project "CAPEX" + influenceable "Fixed Cost"), and achieve yearly purchasing savings.

Job Responsibilities

RFQ Process:                                                                                                                                    

Coordination with Requester: specification, supplier selection, RFI = Request for investment = BANF, meetings, feedback, evaluation                                                                                                                                          

Create, send and track RFQ to the suppliers: meetings, visits, letter, e-mails, Telco’s                                                                                       

Final Target round / final negotiation:  visits, Telco’s, e-mails, adjustments                                                                                                                                           

Decision Matrix / Sourcing Committee - create DM, define evaluation criteria together with the requester; invitation to SC to evaluate and award the supplier (SC = Sourcing Committee = all involved parties like F, Operations, QS, PU, HR.)                                                                                                                                              


Create and send Order                                                                                                                                 

Check & Track order confirmation vs. Order - review if issues                                                                                                                                     

Tracking of delivery (in time, correct, right quality)                                                                                                                                          

Conflict Management (e.g. cancellation of the order, looking for alternatives)                                                                                                                                           

Check of invoice (if deviation to order and start claim process)                                                                                                                                                                                  

Negotiation performance final price against best first offer and against the first offer of awarded supplier: monthly                                                                                                                                                

Planned Savings to record, to coordinate and agree with local controlling: Data for monthly C-PU report HQ                                                                        

Supplier Management:                                                                                                                                

SLC support (create new supplier, update, maintenance, delete inactive supplier)                                                           

Consider the key & strategic supplier                                                                                                                                             

Supplier Evaluation (yearly and project related) / define supplier, generate evaluation form by the supplier, define evaluator, do the evaluation, create and send the letter with the result for suppliers (with HQ C-PUR support)                                                                                                                               

Supplier Development/suppliers result < 70 action plan to improve the performance has to be defined and tracked                                                                                                                                     

Supplier Visit / Meeting / Support - due to projects, daily business, conflict management and evaluations                                                                                                                                            

Using the Dashboard to support the purchasing process                                                                                                                                       

Contract OEM - Price verifying, maintenance, written confirmation to OEM - if necessary / Escalation through HQ                                                                                                                                            

Restrict creation of new supplier: apply the +1/-2 rule                                                                                                                                           

Plant contract Management (local issues):                                                                                                                                          

Preparation and collection of contract data - (e.g. specification, quantities, involved persons, validation)                                                                                                                                              

Create a Contract - use the template and/or generate the contract for the supplier (coordination with HQ)                                                                                                                                    

Negotiation with the supplier - (e.g. e-mail, Telco, visit, meeting)                                                                                                                                     

Finalization - close contract incl. All required signatures incl. Storage of signed contract in SLC                                                                                                                                     

Process steering according to CES                                                                                                                                 

Achieve yearly purchasing budget saving 

Job Requirements

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