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Commodity Buyer

Location: Troy
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Hungry for challenges? Join a group with innovation at its heart and contribute to the automotive revolution!With 30,000 team members located in 25 countries and a 2021 revenue of ---8 billion, Plastic Omnium is world leader in intelligent exterior systems, clean energy systems and front-end modules.Through its offer in the exterior body panels market, Plastic Omnium provides customized multi-material solutions with high added value that increasingly integrate functions and enhance safety to reduce vehicle weight and CO2 emissions.Our ambition? Provide automakers with cutting-edge equipment and solutions to develop tomorrow's clean and connected car.As a responsible company, Plastic Omnium pays particular attention to diversity and equality within its teams and the Group commits to treat all job applications equally.


  • Is in charge of the purchasing strategies for his suppliers range, identifying the market opportunities (economical, technological and geographical), managing his suppliers list & the cost reduction programs.
  • Is responsible for the sourcing process according to the plant & project needs in observation of the deontology rules and in the objectives set in terms of quality, cost and delivery
  • Is in charge of the "order to pay" process: verifies that the spent authorization rules are respected set up the necessary orders and contracts and tracks the conditions of application. Ensures that the suppliers are paid in the term negotiated.
  • Manages if necessary any crisis with the suppliers Activities:
    • Proposes the commodity strategy and manages the supply base accordingly
    • His/her responsible for his market analysis (benchmark, professional fairs, market trends, innovation...)
    • Manages the suppliers relationships according to PO purchasing policy
    • Follows and reports the suppliers performance
    • Leads the suppliers sourcing process in the respect of the procedures
    • Leads negotiation with the suppliers and internal customers
    • He/she is in charge of contractualization with suppliers
    • Is responsible for his commodity in terms of Q, C, T
    • Promotes the technical savings proposed by the suppliers
    • Takes part or leads internal working groups for technical savings identification or problem solving
    • Leads each time necessary the problem solving process
    • He's responsible for the risk management of his commodity (financial health of suppliers, M&A, dependence ratio---)
    • Commits & Manages - his portfolio in line with budget
      • He/she is committed to the respect of legal & environmental rules applicable on its markets -We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/VExcept where prohibited by state law all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.Some of our Outstanding Benefits Effective on Day of Hire:
        • Medical / Dental / Vision plans
        • Paid Holidays
        • Vacation Pay
        • Vehicle Discount Programs
        • Tuition Assistance and Professional Development Programs
        • 401K

          Competencies requirements:
          • Dedication to Safety
          • Mechanical or Plastic Engineering Degree or business background with specialty in purchasing management.
            • Knowledge of the markets
            • Purchasing knowledge/ Commodity strategy management in an Automotive environment
            • Technical negotiations
            • Companies & commercial laws
            • Project - management
            • Finance & cash management
            • Logistics (consignment, VMI incoterms)
              • English fluent

Keywords: PLASTIC OMNIUM, Troy , Commodity Buyer, Accounting, Auditing , Troy, Michigan

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