• Purchasing Manager - Raw Materials (NA)

    Location US-KY-Florence
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/1/2018 4:28 PM)
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  • Overview

    Since 1916 Mubea, a German, family-owned automotive supplier, has focused on lightweight construction for heavy-duty suspension components and related products. We are the market leader in many segments of the spring industry supplying the world car manufacturers and leading Tier 1 system suppliers by utilizing over 12,000 workers worldwide in 36 production and development locations on four continents.


    Mubea leads in innovation, design, development, and production of engine, suspension, transmission and body components. Our international standards are based on our technological developments and the most important objectives of the automobile industry: the sustained reduction of fuel consumption and emission levels.


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    Manages activities involved with procurement of raw materials such as Wire Rod, Flat Rolled Steel and Tubes and related processes such as cold rolling, annealing, pickling, slitting, oiling, hardening and warehousing.


    • Manages the supplier sourcing/purchase of raw materials and related processes
    • Determines requirements, identifies optimal supply sourcing and makes recommendations to the Head of Purchasing - NA
    • Makes purchasing recommendations based upon best quality, delivery and total cost. Selection process may also include products for purchase by testing, observing or examining items, in addition to review/approval by the Head of Purchasing - NA and respective business unit(s)
    • Estimates purchase value using knowledge of market and market price
    • Determines method of procurement: ERP generated requirement, authorized direct purchase or required RFQ
    • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests
    • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
    • Maintains procurement records of items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
    • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, suppliers, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action
    • Approves invoices for payment, when required
    • Interprets and communicates steel and scrap market indicators (AMM, CRU, MEPS)
    • Expedites delivery of goods, when logistics assistance is required
    • Coordinate Supplier Surveys in conjunction with respective business unit Quality Managers
    • Creates and updates company contracts and negotiations
    • Supports receiving department personnel
    • Performs other duties as required or requested by Head of Purchasing - NA


    • Bachelor's degree in related field

    • 10+ years experience purchasing steel and steel related processes

    • Proficiency with AS-400, Internet, Microsoft Office

    • Must have experience with ISO, TS16949 quality, environmental and materials standards and procedures

    • Strong financial and commercial knowledge and experience managing budgets, allocating costs, forecasting

    • Good level of report writing and adept with most IT packages.

    • Proven leader, team player, coach and motivator and have a positive attitude toward others.

    • Position requires strong negotiation skills in a commodity market environment.

    • Ability to travel to suppliers and Mubea locations/manufacturing facilities 


    Mubea offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

    - Medical, with full service, doctor on site medical clinic

    - PTO

    - 401 (K)

    - Tuition Reimbursement


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