Purchasing Specialist

Requisition ID:  3440

Marysville, OH, US, 43040

Workstyle:  Remote
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $53,600.00 - $80,300.00

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda
Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it’s a joyful one.  We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success.  We strive to be a company that serves as a source of “power” that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize “the joy and freedom of mobility” by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a “zero environmental footprint.”


We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.


If your goals and values align with Honda’s, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

Procurement Specialists are responsible for the Requisition through Supplier Payment process.  Procurement Specialists manage the review of purchase requisitions within all categories and spend parameters, ensuring accurate PO issuance and management in compliance with the Indirect Procurement Governance Policy which represents and protects Honda’s commercial obligations to its suppliers.  Procurement Specialists support the PO confirmation & blocked payment resolution processing, GR/IR issue resolution, & Supplier Performance activity through direct engagement and reporting to the Indirect Strategic Sourcing team when required.  Additionally, these team members will lead department/division project activity which roll-up to Business Unit level Business Plan theme activity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create and execute RFQ (Request for Quote), work w/customer to understand/clarify purchase need, ensuring purchase order accuracy supporting production and/or business requirements.  Review & approve purchase requisitions within all categories and spend parameters, ensuring Honda Company Indirect Procurement Governance Policy requirements are met.  Confirm applicable commercial details between the requisition and supplier quote/contract are included upon issuing the Purchase Order to supplier based on Honda’s standard operating procedure (SOP) while meeting all defined KPI’s (Key Performance Indicator’s).
  • Support business owner and Accounts Payable in proper/timely financial close of PO’s including goods receipts (GR), invoice receipt (IR), timely payments to suppliers and closing the PO when needed per business requirements. 
  • Ensure receipt and confirmation, by the supplier, of all Purchase Orders issued which are greater than $100K and including a Level 2 contract within the identified timeframe, as required by NAIP policy.  Facilitate the investigation and resolution of any issues or concerns identified that may delay the confirmation step ensuring zero negative impact to our customer. 
  • Support Exception PO (EPO) process.  Work w/internal customer & supplier to minimize any potential negative impact to Honda’s production and/or project schedule.
  • Lead Business Process Improvement / Project Theme activity
  • Support training of Operational Buyer business acumen.

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable subject (e.g., Business, Logistics, etc.) or equivalent related experience

Minimum Experience:

  • 1-4 years of related experience based on education (preferable either in a Purchasing or Finance related role or in a field where job knowledge & skills are applicable)

Other job-specific skills:    

  • Knowledge of: Procurement & Business Operations; Conceptual understanding of & ability to learn procurement/ordering processing systems
  • Skilled in: Managing details; Negotiation, Microsoft Office applications (such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc…)
  • Ability to: understand customer needs and embed the needs into all activities; gain trust and foster accountability; Build Consensus with internal and external customer; think strategically and communicate vision to others; Solve Problems and Make Decisions that align with business objectives; be Self Motivated; lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously; to learn, understand and teach the order to pay process to team members and customers
  • Good customer service, communication (both written & oral), negotiation and interpersonal skills

Additional Position Factors:

  • This is a multi plant / business unit role with an office and manufacturing support focus.  It will require some traveling to Manufacturing Plants, Suppliers, Training, etc…across North America.  The management team encourages "Go to the spot", or Genba mindset.

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?


Total Rewards:
•    Competitive Base Salary (pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to geographic location, work experience, etc.)
•    Paid Overtime
•    Regional Bonus (when applicable)
•    Industry-leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx) 
•    Paid time off, including vacation, holidays, shutdown
•    Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
•    401K Plan with company match + additional contribution




Career Growth:
•    Advancement Opportunities
•    Career Mobility  
•    Education Reimbursement for Continued Learning
•    Training and Development programs 



Additional Offerings:
•    Tuition Assistance & Student Loan Repayment
•    Lifestyle Account
•    Childcare Reimbursement Account
•    Elder Care Support
•    Wellbeing Program
•    Community Service and Engagement Programs
•    Product Programs
•    Free Drinks Onsite



Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

Apply today.  

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