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ZF Technical Purchasing Spec-Gen in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Technical Purchasing Spec-Gen

Req ID 9932 | Gbl Elec HQ - Farmington Hills, United States

Technical Purchasing Spec- Gen

Position Description

Coordination with cross functional team (purchasing/portfolio leadership/sales/marketing/operations/SCM) to align MAD IDs with active Finished good part numbers- leadership skills to ensure collaboration is timely and engaged.

Position Requirements

  • Alignment with above groups to ensure volume forecasts for MAD/OP vs actual demand.

  • BOM and costed BOM reviews to ensure all component usage and costs are correctly represented in RPT.

  • In depth review with finance teams and finance reports in SAP/QAD to ensure costs are reflected accurately in RPT relative to MRP systems at plant and corporate finance.

  • Deep understanding of SAP/QAD functionality to ensure system parameters are accurately reflected/used.

  • Understanding of technical drawings and how to read engineering Bills of Material.

  • Continual feedback with cross functional teams upon review of actual volumes vs MAD/OP volumes to correct/align MAD/RPT.

  • Global capacity tracking by comparing contractual vs. forecast volumes and available capacities.

  • Early Warning function in case of mismatch of supplier quoted volumes vs current demand.

  • Build plans to match internal and external capacities with customer demands.

  • Bottleneck management (allocation of components from a constraint supplier to receiving ZF TRW plants).

  • Reporting and analyses (e.g. most critical, capacity trends on supplier or project level).

  • Maintenance and development of IT Systems and C&C Process and RPT systems (Oracle, BW, SIOP, SAP, QAD).

  • Ability to create and analyze trend data, historical data sets vs current data, create metrics to track forecast accuracy, customer demands vs quoted and released volumes, supplier risk parts and work with cross functional teams to resolve risk items as they arise.

Interfaces with other functions:

  • Purchasing: get involved in sourcing process (e.g. TRW capacity sheet).

  • Sales: collect and check Contractual production volume incl. Flex, sales forecasts.

  • Operations: collect and check internal capacity & call offs.

Tools and Systems as basis for work:

  • Tooling data base: tools, machines, line specs.

  • SAP/QAD/ERP, PIS2, Windchill, MAD, RPT, BQT.

  • Microsoft excel, access, analysis, power point.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimally a Bachelors Degree in a Technical Field or equivalent experience.

  • At least 5 years experience of working in the automotive sector supplying products directly to OEM’s. Preferred in Logistics or Purchasing.

  • The necessary knowledge acquired through experience is more valuable than the specific theoretic knowledge.

  • Ability to juggle and handle multiple tasks without losing priority.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

  • Must have strong and effective leadership skills.

  • Must be comfortable with all levels of employees and have the ability to drive positive program change.

  • Ability to work independently and proactively. Should train others if required.

  • Presentation and time management skills required.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication and leadership skills required.

  • Must be innovative and have the ability to make changes to the operation as needed to further improve the work environment and unit performance.

  • Experience with Capacity Management.

Experienced with Data Analytics.

Be part of our ZF team as Technical Purchasing Spec-Gen and apply now!

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ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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