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Commodity Lead Buyer

Company: AKWEL
Location: Detroit
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Join Akwel and be part of our adventure in a family-run, independent group with a long-term vision. A first-class automotive equipment and systems manufacturer specialising in fluid management and mechanisms, Akwel offers state-of-the-art industrial and technological expertise in applying and processing materials (plastics, rubber, metal) and mechatronic integration. Our culture of industrial performance, efficiency, results and customer satisfaction is what drives the progress of our group. Conscious of the need to pass on skills, we love to share our technical expertise, but also our values.Want to develop diverse skills and new expertise? Eager to throw yourself into an industrial and technological environment at the very cutting edge, where every day is rewarding and enriching? Join Akwel and our 12,000 employees in more than 20 different countries!We're currently seeking aCOMMODITY LEAD BUYER (RUBBER) Main responsibilities and DUTIES:The CLB is the second escalation level in case of blocking point with a Supplier, is able to perform all the tasks defined in the Buyer's job description and may directly act as a Buyer for some commodities ; identifies, alerts and puts in place actions to reduce the operational risks within his/her area of responsibility and applies escalation process when necessary.The CLB builds strategies on commodities assigned, including a cost structure analysis by technology.
--- Deals with the Suppliers data panel management when blocking point is raised by the Buyer
--- Negotiates and implements contracts when there is a major change on the standard document
--- Ensures market benchmark (raw material follow-up, new comers, innovation, Business intelligence)
--- Conducts the first business with a new supplier
--- Deploy master agreement making sure they are aligned vs AKWEL sales and market evolutions
--- Validates that all the documents are in place for the creation of a new LPA
--- Ensures a regular follow-up of the supplier performance with the corresponding buyer making sure the action plan is robust enough and is progressing at the correct speed
--- Manages QCDP complex situations and roadblocks raised by the Buyer / RPD
--- Brings support to Buyers for annual negotiations or take the lead on RPD instructionsREQUIREMENTS:Qualifications and Experience:A minimum of Master's Degree Level reinforced by 5/10 years minimum Purchasing experience in the manufacturing sector on the Commodities he will have to manage.Professional abilities:
--- Listening, Enthusiasm, Team spirit, Perseverance, Networking, Decision making, Communication
--- Multi task abilities & capacity to prioritize
--- Project management
--- Abilities to organize and coordinate meetings
--- Knowledge in finance & cash management
--- English Fluent, other language used in the perimeter of activity is a plus
--- Good IT skills: Office, SAP
--- Able to travel in foreign countriesTechnical knowledge:
--- Deep knowledge and experience in rubbers- polymers, black carbon.
--- Results-oriented, with QCDP mindset
--- Purchasing process knowledge :
--- * Supply base management
--- * Management of RFQ processes & sourcing
--- * Contracts management (negotiation, legal,...)
--- Project management
--- Desirable updated VISA Localization: IXTAC / ORIZABA / JUAREZ PLANT (Mexico) Contract type: Permanent Department : PurchasingIf you are interested in this role and believe that you meet the requirements, please forward your CV and cover letter

Keywords: AKWEL, Detroit , Commodity Lead Buyer, Accounting, Auditing , Detroit, Michigan

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