VW Careers – Commodity Buyer Analyst

Job Description:

  • Develop and implement localization and hidden cost strategies.
  • Establish and achieve an annual business plan to optimize the material cost of assigned parts.
  • Responsible for production parts sourcing for Volkswagen Group of America.
  • Establish and maintain supplier strategy which support regional and global material group strategies

Job Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate annual material cost savings with assigned suppliers and material groups and report on a monthly basis.
  • Establish and maintain supplier strategy which support regional and global material group strategies.
  • Proactively evaluate suppliers to identify potential risk
  • Responsible for crisis management of unforeseen supply chain disruptions.
  • Achieve annual business plan savings commitments as defined by Commodity Manager.
  • Benchmark competitor products and specifications for cost optimization. Participate in cost reduction workshops to identify alternative materials, manufacturing processes, etc.
  • Utilize product knowledge and expertise to evaluate optimal material cost of future vehicle programs.
  • Evaluate and negotiate Engineering Change Requests with suppliers to achieve optimum piece price, investment and timing.
  • Implement regional and global material group strategies. Coordinate as necessary with counterparts within the VW Group.
  • Analyze localization and deep localization rate of assigned parts. Develop and implement strategies to increase localization and deep localization rate.
  • Develop and implement localization and hidden cost strategies.
  • Create sourcing presentations with recommendations which contain supporting (e.g. Benchmark data)

Job Requirements:

  • Willingness to take on situations requiring negotiation and problem solving skills
  • 2+ years of Professional Experience
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in business or other relevant field of study required
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal & written communication and presentation skills
  • Degree in supply chain management or logistics desired
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason
  • Flexibility and professionalism in dealing with suppliers and internal customers
  • Problem solving – creating options and solutions
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels within the organization and with outside vendors / suppliers
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently
  • Strong Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel)Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel)

Job Details:

Company:  Volkswagen

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Chattanooga, TN, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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