Buyer - Castings & Machined Components
Allison Transmission, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

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Develop and implement Commodity Strategies for Casting & Machined Component that compliment Allison product and technology roadmaps
• Conducts research to identify international opportunities around selected commodities and uses this knowledge to support the development of said commodity strategies
• Understanding of Casting and Machining Processes, Specifications and Applications with experience in working with the Engineering Community throughout the material and component qualification process
• Identifies potential suppliers (both domestic and international) around specific business needs
• Highly preferred commodity experience: Castings & Machined Components
• Delivers direct material cost reductions
• Mitigates “high risk” issues in assigned commodities and associated supply chain
• Negotiates prices, long term agreements and terms with outside suppliers
• Develops and maintains reliable global suppliers
• Monitors and assesses supplier performance
• Follows market price trends and general business activities
• Takes the lead to quote alternative designs and solutions
• Negotiates settlements on rejected or defective materials
• Adheres to Global Purchasing processes & policies
• Ensures timely delivery of materials
• Frequent professional contact with others outside the work group
Position Requirements
Required:
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or equivalent work experience
• Strong negotiation & analytical skills
• Strong technical & computer skills
• Understand key suppliers and manufacturing processes
• Extensive experience developing strategies and conducting contract negotiations related to the purchase of all applicable components for automotive/commercial vehicle applications and remanufactured parts and assemblies
• Drive and determination with a sense of urgency to complete and exceed in the work
• Strong oral and written communications skills
• Ability to read blueprints and understand basic engineering documents
• Knowledge of commodities, materials and products being purchased
• Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures
• Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area
• High analytical capability and able to solve complex problems
• Appropriate interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
Preferred:
• Bachelor's degree - ME or EE
• SAP Experience with a high level of computer skills
• Experience working in a high volume production environment (i.e., manufacturing engineering, supervision, or quality)
• Five+ years experience in supply chain or procurement within a manufacturing environment

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