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Manager, Program Purchasing

Company: ZF
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

Manager, Program PurchasingLocation:Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863Req ID 38061We are looking for a new colleague in the Purchasing Department at our location in Lafayette, Indiana**RESPONSIBILITIES:**+ Manage Program Purchasing activities, launch activities, and improvement for the CVS North America Steering product line. This includes leading cross functional teams to achieve purchasing and operational goals.+ Drive material savings to optimize cost base, leveraging business awards and growth (bundled sourcing, GCS), with change windows and drive core BOM / product development to ensure optimized alignment of part family strategies and cost drivers are realized.+ Lead the Purchasing portion of CQA and Bid-Win process, providing costed BOM and supply chain indications based on existing product and core BOM development activities.+ Drive material savings to optimize cost base, in collaboration with Commodity, VMT, Engineering and Plant teams, leveraging business awards and growth (bundled sourcing, GCS), with change windows.+ Drive core BOM / product development, working collaboratively with Engineering, Commodity Purchasing and VMT (Value Mgmt Team) to ensure optimized alignment of part family strategies and cost drivers are realized+ Responsible for achieving the BOM costs target in terms of customer quotation and project roll-out phase.+ Support interaction with Global Commodity Purchasing and any escalation management, as well as supporting cost reduction.+ Represent Purchasing at various reviews, including GDPEP, Monthly Status reviews etc.+ Oversee the purchasing performance achievement for the running projects in regards of cost down ideas and pushing to the implementation.+ Responsible for various supporting activities relating to material management in the product line Support upper management for overall project reporting.+ Lead and manage a regional team's daily activities.**QUALIFICATIONS:**+ Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree preferred+ Minimum of 8 years of program purchasing experience including managerial/leadership experience+ Previous experience in automotive industry, commercial vehicle industry knowledge preferred+ Experience in working at large organizations with global scope purchasing responsibilities+ Consistent track record in managing and negotiating with suppliers in different regions of the world+ Ability to manage complex workload and to provide leadership and direction to others+ Strong project management and organizational skills+ Cross Functional experience and knowledge preferred+ Six Sigma certification preferredBe part of our ZF team as Manager, Program Purchasing and apply now!DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company. Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.**Our Commitment to Diversity**ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.**Job Segment:** Six Sigma, Program Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Product Development, Project Manager, Management, Operations, Research, Technology

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