Program Buyer - Port Elizabeth
The Program Buyer is responsible for all direct purchasing related to his/her responsible program in line with Commodity Purchasing policy and to improve Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) performance. Duties include: Direct Purchasing for Programs in close cooperation with the individual Commodity Leads in Europe. Main commodities: Foam, Metals, Plastics & Trim, Prepare Sourcing's for Direct Commodities, Ensure that Sourcing's are made on time and in line with the cost targets defined by the Organization, SDT Participation (to guarantee proper transition from program to series phase)
Supplier Contract Negotiations and Contract Maintenance, Schedule Agreement St-Up and Cost Control in SAP system, drive, support and implement Cost Reduction initiatives, Support Accounts Payable with Invoice queries etc. MUST have sound knowledge of purchasing practices and techniques, previous experience in Automotive Commodity Purchasing, SAP experience and Technical experience in Tooling and Equipment will be an advantage as well as basic understanding of Contract Law.