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Senior Commodity Strategist Buyer

Company: Workhorse Technologies Inc
Location: Wixom
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Workhorse Group Inc. is a technology company focused on providing drone-integrated electric vehicles to the last-mile delivery sector. As an American original equipment manufacturer, we design and build high performance, battery-electric vehicles including trucks and aircraft. Workhorse also develops cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with our vehicles and enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. All Workhorse vehicles are designed to make the movement of people and goods more efficient and less harmful to the environment.

  • Develop and execute purchasing strategies including all direct and indirect material based on business, market, and technology trends, establish a strong and competitive supply base
  • Responsible for actively leading in the development of commodity strategies, sourcing/negotiations, budget execution, program requirements including all cost targets working closely with all internal/external customers Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance and Supplier community
  • Analyze and apply appropriate tools such as cost models, benchmarking, global competitive sourcing, value chain analysis, supplier negotiations, engineering change cost containment, technical cost reduction, part/system reuse among others
  • Work closely with cross functional partners internally and externally to identify optimum business strategies and solutions that contribute to the Workhorse vision
  • Develop and manage strategic supplier relationships that drive optimum results including robust supply agreements that contribute to the overall economic value of Workhorse
  • Provide pro-active communication to senior management on issues that can impact purchasing, supplier quality or material supply
  • Provide technical guidance to the team for successful execution of vehicle programs
  • Lead development of new products, processes, standards, or operational plans. Requirements
    • Superior analytical skills
    • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise, and problem-solve
    • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders
    • Experience working in a fast-paced and evolving environment
    • Experience and or knowledge of contract law
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify creative solutions in a fast paced environment
    • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills
    • High level of capability to work independent
    • Motivated by a startup-type business environment and flexibility to adjust accordingly
    • Strong understanding of legal terms/conditions, licensing models, and Security/Confidentiality requirements
    • Adept at engaging and presenting to Senior Executives and key stakeholders
    • Well versed in EV industry trends and developing new suppliers/engagement models that align to the business strategy
    • Demonstrates ability to develop and apply deep cost knowledge along with commodity specific technical knowledge
    • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management software
    • Experience managing and negotiating commercial issues with suppliers
    • Ability to prioritize assignments/projects and multi-task within restricted time constraints
    • A minimum of 7 years relevant experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management , Finance, Engineering, or related field
    • Master's Degree a plus
      Workhorse Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
      Workhorse Group Inc. will not provide immigration/work visa sponsorship for this position.

Keywords: Workhorse Technologies Inc, Detroit , Senior Commodity Strategist Buyer, Accounting, Auditing , Wixom, Michigan

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