Senior Commodity Buyer

Requisition ID:  1169

Raymond, OH, US, 43067

Workstyle:  Hybrid
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $61,200.00 - $91,800.00

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!

Job Purpose

The Sr. Commodity Buyer is responsible for the assigned auto part’s (increased complexity) piece price, investment, and annual cost reduction, all of which have significant impact on HDMA financial performance.  Establishment of part and supplier strategies through understanding of the Global and North American supply base, manufacturing process and critical part design elements. Considering input from key stakeholders, propose the selection of the best cost, quality, development, and delivery supplier. Effectively manage Team level project roles.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, gain approval, & execute purchasing strategies for assigned commodities/suppliers between 8~10 suppliers with $300M ~ $500M in annual spend
  • Responsible for accurate and timely supplier selection & BOM maintenance
  • Establish and achieve logical new model cost targets through supplier selection/negotiation
  • Responsible for achieving annual mass production cost improvement goals (ACR), between $7M ~ $12M
  • Ensure accurate and timely quotation processing to ensure efficient payment to suppliers
  • Responsible for building supplier relationships and monitoring industry trends/characteristics
  • Gain consensus on new model supplier selection, managing multiple model (13-17) developments through correlation activity with design
  • Effectively manage projects that support business needs (ACR, GML, Diversity)
  • Create and implement continuous improvement activities to support Honda lean practices

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

Minimum Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience (Business Degree preferred)

Average Experience: 2-3 Years of Purchasing, Sales, Quality Control, or Engineering (Purchasing preferred)

Other Job-Specific Skills:            

  • Ability to negotiate based on logic
  • manage cost
  • manage supplier relationships
  • work in teams to build consensus, solve problems and manage projects
  • analyze blueprints

Job Dimensions

No. of Direct Reports:   None

No. of Indirect Reports: None

Financial Dimensions:   Annual Desk Spend ($300M - $500M), Annual Cost Down Target ($7M ~ $12M)

Decisions Expected

  • Make recommendations for supplier selection for all NA regional new model launches.
  • Lead ACR strategy recommendations to support target achievement through logic, target $7M ~ $12M
  • Collaborate on part strategy consensus with design and plant on future technology direction and research.
  • Perform analysis through NSP on whether to qualify new suppliers on the basis of Q,C,D,D,M
  • Lead/influence Jikon/TMM meetings with affiliate suppliers and give support for improvement
  • Initiate continuous improvement decisions that impact the organization and support lean principles.

Working Conditions

  • International travel may be required once or twice a year with an average length of 1-2 weeks per trip (5%)
  • Willingness to work overtime due to the cyclical business needs of our NM launches.
  • Open office environment with moderate level of noise and activity.
  • Expect around 90% of your day spent at a computer and desk (Sedentary), 10% for meetings/plant visits (Active)
  • Blended remote work is an available option based on management discretion and operating needs.
  • Regular occurrence of communicating and presenting information in groups for evaluation purposes.

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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