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Lead Project Buyer

Company: ABB, Inc.
Location: Auburn Hills
Posted on: February 15, 2018

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Job Description

Lead Project Buyer

ABB Inc., in Auburn Hills, MI is seeking a Lead Project Buyer at our Auburn Hills, MI facility, to join our Robotics and Motion team, the first major global industrial robotics manufacturer to produce robots in the United States. ABB is the leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service and has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.

Senior professionals ( > 5 years of work experience)

This person must possess Employ Supply Chain Management (SCM) knowledge and provide personal commitment to ensure procurement of all goods and services on assigned projects, ensuring that all purchases meet project requirements for quality, on-time delivery, budget conformance and satisfaction of customer expectations. This person shall also participate closely with the ABB proposal team to contribute to ABB's pursuit of competitive market advantages through identifying opportunities for cost reductions, emerging-market sourcing, utilization of supplier technologies, consolidation of suppliers, aggregating and leveraging buys, etc. & follow established procedures while working closely with project team members & also lead short-term assignments for the company's needs assigned by supervisor.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Develop and maintain sourcing procurement plans for assigned projects.
* Lead/coordinate negotiation of all major project purchases in all commodities, utilizing available department resources as assigned by supervisor and working within business-unit, divisional, regional & global supplier agreements.
* Achieve highest amount of Emerging Market (EM) sourcing practical for assigned projects.
* Develop EM supplier relationships internal and external to ABB, e.g., China, India, Mexico, Eastern Europe.
* Understand ABB's full-cost models for project budgets.
* Lead and document sourcing-committee meetings on all major project purchases.
* 10-15% travel. Domestic Travel will be local, but International travel to China, Spain, South America, and Canada)

* High School Diploma or GED AND 12 years of Supply Chain Management (SCM), logistics, purchasing, or procurement OR
* Associate's Degree AND 10 years of Supply Chain Management (SCM), logistics, purchasing, or procurement OR
* Bachelor's Degree AND 8 years of Supply Chain Management (SCM), logistics, purchasing, or procurement OR
* Master's Degree AND 6 years of Supply Chain Management (SCM), logistics, purchasing, or procurement

* Minimum 8 years of Supply Chain Management (SCM) experience, with a focus on purchasing, supply chain, or procurement experience
* BA/BS degree strongly required. Master's degree a plus.
* Knowledge of SAP preferred.
* Previous negotiation training and experience
* Proven ability to read and understand engineering drawings.
* Minimum 5 years in automation tooling, or similar (custom-designed production systems strongly preferred).
Additional information

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:
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As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-************.

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-************ or by sending an email to ****************. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.


Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA

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Business unit:
Business Unit Robotics

Date posted:

Job function:
Purchasing and Supply Management

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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees ***********

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB Inc.

ABB Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:


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