Wednesday , October 4 2023

Ford Careers – Commodity Buyer

Website Ford Motor Company

Job Description:

The role covers all areas of talent development and recruitment activities. The primary function is to ensure all plans that deliver the overall recruitment and talent development strategy is implemented successfully

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support vehicle launches
  • Obtain cross functional buy-in from the team (Team of 4)
  • Prepare and take sourcing for approval at GCT/GCST
  • Develop a world class supply base capable of delivering the quality, cost and timing objectives of Vehicle Operations and Manufacturing Operations product programs
  • Develop and maintain Full Service Suppliers capable of meeting quality, cost, timing and technology expectations
  • Review long-term strategies and supplier performance with customers (PD, VO, etc.) and seek input from organizations such as STA and RVT
  • Execute (CSS) commodity sourcing strategies
  • Monitor suppliers’ capacity and supervise capacity studies
  • Source parts based on agreed CSS
  • Lead the Early Supplier Involvement/Early Sourcing process to identify suppliers on time and secure supplier agreement to program targets

Job Requirements:

  • Good presentation and computer skills
  • Well-developed negotiation skills
  • Well-developed business acumen and finance knowledge to ensure that accurate sourcing decisions are made
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills including good communication skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills to effectively discharge job duties
  • Full understanding of commodity fundamentals, which influence product cost, piece price, quality, performance and capacity
  • Well-developed collaboration / negotiation skills
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Ability to keep abreast of leading technologies and processes related to automotive commodities

Qualification & Experience:

  • National Diploma or Degree in Purchasing/Engineering/B. Com./Commercial
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in relevant disciplines and previous automotive purchasing experience would be a distinct advantage

Job Details:

Company: Ford Motor Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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