Troy, MI

CapEx Buyer

$106,000-$182,000 / YEAR
Together, we move the world-we've been doing it for over 100 years. At MAHLE, as a leading international development partner and systems supplier to the automotive industry, we pursue the objective of making mobility more efficient, more environmentally friendly, more convenient, and more economical. As part of our dual strategy, we are working both on the intelligent combustion engine for the use of hydrogen and other nonfossil fuels and on technologies for fuel cells and e-mobility.

With more than 77,000 employees, MAHLE generated sales of approximately EUR 12.0 billion in 2019 and is represented in over 30 countries with 160 locations, including 16 major research and development centers. Join our MAHLE team! #StrongerTogether

Your Role & Responsibilities
  • Identify, assess, and engage potential suppliers for continued sourcing opportunities.
  • Actively manage supplier portfolio and supplier contracts of assigned commodity.
  • First point of contact for assigned commodity procurement activities.
  • Prepare and process RFQ's and Purchase Orders for the procurement of production equipment and tooling.
  • Negotiates with vendors, obtains, and analyzes quotes to ensure the best costs, payment terms and delivery options.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with project teams and key plant operations personnel and any other relevant stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Identify and communicate supplier risks, facilitate escalation meetings, and follow-up on recovery measures.
  • Track and record savings and cost avoidance contribution into the respective CIP database.
  • Partner with Engineering to investigate and pursue operational cost savings projects.
  • Support Accounts Payable in resolving invoice discrepancies.
  • Promote an environment of highest integrity and esprit de corps
  • Travel of up to 30% of your time to suppliers and manufacturing plants can be expected

Your Skills & Strengths
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering, or similar technical related fields.
  • 2+ years of experience in technical procurement or involvement of procurement of Capital Equipment and Tooling.
  • Experience in Negotiation, Financial Cost Analysis, Market Analysis, and KPI Reporting.
  • Ability to read Technical Drawings and Specifications.
  • General knowledge of Manufacturing Processes such as Assembly, Stamping, Injection Molding, Casting, Machining.
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and target objectives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of IT systems and Applications such as ERP, MS Office, etc

In addition to work in a great team, we encourage you to reach your personal potential and through outstanding learning and development opportunities. Exciting assignments and personalized support for your career are available to you.