• MRO Buyer

    Location US-KY-Florence
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/9/2018 6:41 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 13,000 workers worldwide in 39 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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    Summary: Coordinates activities involved with procuring indirect goods and services such as equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, for organization by performing the following duties.


    • Strong understanding of how the business model is laid out and how to decrease cost and maintain high standards.
    • Acts simultaneously as Regional Buyer within his/her resident region.
    • Reduce inventory levels through supplier consolidation.
    • Handles negotiating short/long term contracts with suppliers (1, 3, 5-year deals).
    • Ensure indirect purchasing cost target, timing requirements and technical requirements are met from the supply base for services.
    • Interface with external suppliers, internal groups as well as Executive Management daily.
    • Performs purchasing functions including preparation of purchase orders, service/maintenance agreements, as well as change orders, supply agreement drafts and documents.
    • Supports Lead Buyer of his/her Commodity Strategy and all relevant project information.
    • Representing the Company and the site to suppliers and maintaining knowledge of supplier, organization, business model and financial viability (Code of Conduct).
    • Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items.
    • Develop and present strategic plans for cost savings / avoidance, participate in short and long term procurement planning strategies, and aggressively seek and recommend cost savings programs.
    • Work collaboratively within the Purchasing department and with other business segments to ensure alignment of existing contracts to leverage best pricing structures for indirect spends.
    • Ensure programs achieve the deliverables for all budgets and programming.
    • Performs purchasing activities through negotiating and implementing cost effective purchasing decisions, which supports increased speed to market requirements.
    • Recommends and / or supports implementation of buying strategies that promote cost effective and value added contracts within established guidelines and templates.
    • Perform market and supplier analysis, researches potential global sources, solicits proposals, analyzes, and makes sourcing recommendations.
    • Maintains procurement records such as 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, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.


    • Undergraduate degree in business, supply chain management or related field

    • 5+ years purchasing and sourcing experience in Tier 1 manufacturing industry

    • Experience in participating in supplier audit

    • Experience in establishing guidelines and meeting goals to identify and secure minority supplier base

    • Proven track record meeting material cost reduction targets 

    • SAP experience


    Preferred Education and Experience: 

    • A master’s degree in related field
    • Experience in automotive manufacturing and /or engineering and sales driven businesses
    • Experience working in a Germany based (international) organization 


    Mubea offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

    - On-sight medical facility for all employees and dependents

    - 401(K)

    - PTO

    - Tuition Reimbursement




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