The Buyer / Senior Buyer is responsible for primarily focused on NA business, this position is responsible for supporting the development and execution of global commodity strategies designed to leverage Tenneco worldwide purchase of raw materials, components, and various products required in support of the original equipment and aftermarket businesses. Manages regional interface of commodity strategies and represents the purchasing manager in various business unit meetings. This position will manage NA issues by partnering with supply chain applications associates, Engineering managers, and product development and operations teams.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in the implementation of the commodity strategies in cooperation with the extended enterprise team
Supports transition from regional, SBU focused organization to global commodity organization
Identifies opportunities for global leverage
Maintain and provides data to track and report team contribution to company results
Continuously searches for global market opportunities and potential new suppliers
Support plants in major supply issues within commodity
Develop recommendations for long term contract and commodity strategies
Monitors supplier performance
Resourcing to facilitate margin improvement
Drive down or eliminate minimum lot sizes to meet inventory targets
Further develop existing RC & EC categories including but not limited to Walker, Dynomax, Rancho and Monroe
Travel at least 10%
Other duties as needed
Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance or technical discipline
Minimum 5 years applicable work experience as a Commodity Buyer in Automotive environment
Experienced in Substrate, Exhaust (mufflers & converters), Strongly preferred
Demonstrated cross-functional experience/skills in purchasing, contract negotiations, material, management, distribution, inventory control and process management
Excellent communication skills across various organizational levels are required
Solid PC skills required; including Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Powerpoint) and Microsoft Projects
Demonstrated ability to champion change and implement strategies to meet goals
Strong team player with demonstrated ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams
Ability to travel internationally, as required
Familiar with a range of material and processes; .e.g., steel, stamping, machining, casting, cold heading, rubber and plastics
Strong MRP& Purchasing systems skills/experience, customer knowledge and retail experience a plus
Understanding of OE and Aftermarket business methodology with the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with limited to no supervision, a plus
Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN), an $8.6 billion global manufacturing company, is pioneering global ideas for cleaner air, and smoother, quieter and safer transportation. We're one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of Clean Air and Ride Performance products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and ...the aftermarket.
We serve our customers from 91 manufacturing facilities and 15 engineering and technical centers around the world, delivering advanced technologies, quality products, powerful brands and outstanding engineering and manufacturing capabilities.
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, our 31,000 employees around the world demonstrate the company's commitment to shareholder value, our customers’ success, employee engagement and sustainability.