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Project Buyer will manage purchasing activities for purchase components and material as a key member of the Project Cross Functional Team. They will manage and effectively communicate timelines for all purchasing activities to meet project milestones and Purchasing deliverables. They act as functional lead supporting a structured project development process, working in close collaboration with commodity buyers
Core responsibilities include:
Represents Global Purchasing organization in the cross functional team up to 90 after SOP
Communicate pursuit programs and component requirements to the commodity buyers in order to obtain detail on all purchased components
Support the business segments and cross functional team on business pursuits for all purchased components
Coordinate with commodity buyers, the source selection and kick off purchased component to meet or exceed the awarded program cost, quality and delivery
Supporting cross functional team initiatives around lead time reduction and cost improvements. Develop recovery plans for components not meet deliverables.
Ensure all purchased components meets all purchasing budget milestones and completion of purchased component APQP
Communicates supplier risks in regards to the launch of a program to cross functional team
Maintain relevant Purchasing reports as required for management review. Regular feedback to management will be required as to the status of each project using DURA standard reports.
Continuous interaction with the wider purchasing community to ensure purchasing strategy is being executed.
Supports ensuring that all statutory regulations concerning health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to; as well as the company sustainable development program.
Demonstrates commitment to the principal of continuous improvement.
Assist in special assignments
Experience in automotive supply chain or purchasing is desired
Good working knowledge of procedures, operating methods and supervisory practice or education that develops knowledge of a technical area.
Understanding of APQP procedures and requirements
Strong cost management skills
Knowledge of statutory regulations concerning health, safety and environmental standards
Continuous Improvement Team involvement
Strong project and program management skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Strong oral, written and intercommunication skills
Proficient with Microsoft office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain from four-year college or university
Minimum of four years' experience in the automotive industry
Experience in supply chain or purchasing is mandatory
Able to work within a project team environment
Proficient knowledge of Global OEM Automotive procedures, operating methods and managerial practices including technical skills to insure compliances with level 3 PPAP, DFEAM’S & Product Validation, AIAG packaging standards and APQP Process, TS 16949, VDA 6.6, IATF 16949:2016
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements of personnel as classified. DURA Automotive Systems is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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- Patent reward program
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- Employee recognition programs
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ABOUT DURA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS DURA Automotive Systems, a Lynn Tilton company, is a global automotive supplier specializing in the design, engineering and manufacturing of innovative solutions that propel the vehicle development initiatives of automakers. DURA is focused on advancing global sustainability technology in three core areas:
Driving fuel economy improvement through vehicle lightweighting and intelligent mechatronics
Advancing safety through innovative structural vehicle architectures and advanced driver control solutions
Preserving our environment through sustainable manufacturing practices
The company’s products include mechatronic control systems, including shift-by-wire systems; electronic systems, including actuators and Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS); lightweight structural body systems, including aluminum closures; and exterior systems, including window systems and exterior trim.
DURA is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA; with global sales of $1.7 billion. The company has 12,000 employees worldwide and operates 40 facilities in 15 countries. Strong investments in new innovation programs and access to the extensive network of Lynn Tilton technology companies that span virtual gaming, electronics, fashion and aerospace industries have catapulted DURA’s future product offering to anticipate and satisfy the next generation of customer needs. DURA is nationally certified in the United States by the Women's Business Enterprise Council.
DURA’S CORE FOUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES INCLUDE:
Performance Driven Culture
Excellence in Quality, sustainability and customer experience
Leading-edge technology and innovation
Sustained financial health and profitable growth