CE Small Lamps

Ford Motor Company
April 06, 2024
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Job Description

Seeking a Supply Chain Commodity Buyer to lead for Ford's North American Exterior Small Lamp commodity into the future.

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

The Ford Supply Chain team adds critical value to the entire organization. You'll help us build strong mutually beneficial relationships with a diverse range of suppliers, source the highest quality parts from around the globe and progress towards our sustainability goals, while ensuring optimal cost and on- time delivery. You'll be the lead of establishing a robust small lamp supply base so that we can continually produce the vehicles our customers want and value and will be a major contributor to Ford's overall success.

We are seeking a Supply Chain Commodity Buyer to lead for Ford's North American Exterior Small Lamp commodity into the future. The evolution from combustion to electric vehicles (EV) is driving the need for new/additional lighting technologies. Looking for a self-starter to take on the role as an expert in exterior small lighting, helping Ford source technologies to the customer needs of the EV market while maintaining strong relationships with the current supply base and ensure that parts sourced from around the globe are of the highest quality, optimal cost and delivered on-time.

Responsibilities

What you'll do

  • Know the exterior small lamp commodity parts and understand cost drivers to deliver cost targets
  • Develop, maintain, and execute the small lamp Commodity Business Plan (CBP) strategy
  • Foster professional and healthy supplier partnerships
  • Lead, plan, develop, and implement supplier commercial negotiations
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams regionally and/or globally
  • Quote, negotiate and source suppliers for the purchase price of production parts, and tooling
  • Complete sourcing activities and recommend suppliers for new program lamps
  • Establish and implement sourcing strategy for exterior small lamps (i.e., fog lamps, CHMSL, roof lamp, side markers, rear reflex, lit badging, grille lamps, and bed lamps)
  • Assist in the resolution of cost, quality, and delivery issues affecting the supply
  • Support GCT Buyers in both Service and Production and cross-functional partners to develop strategies and implement solutions
  • Identify and implement cost reductions
  • Negotiate cost avoidances for suppliers requesting cost increases.
  • Qualifications

    You'll have

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business or Engineering
  • 3+ years of purchasing, procurement, and/or sourcing experience
  • Previous Purchasing experience with electrical, mechanical, or physical components
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate and analyze data to enable operational decision-making
  • Ability to conduct sourcing evaluations / business case studies and present clear recommendations to leadership
  • Ability to build network relationships with cross-functional skill teams (PD, STA, finance, and OGC)
  • Project management skills and process discipline
  • Willing to work a hybrid schedule in the Dearborn, MI area
  • Human Center Design Thinking Experience - nice to have
  • Experience using SAP - a plus
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

    • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

    • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

    • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

    • Tuition assistance

    • Established and active employee resource groups

    • Paid time off for individual and team community service

    • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day

    • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

    For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

    https: // fordcareers.co/GSRnon-HTHD

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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