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Strategic Procurement Specialist North America
IN MUSKEGON, MI


SCHERDEL Sales & Technology, Inc., located in Muskegon, MI since 1999, with a Metro Detroit office in Brighton, MI, is a subsidiary of SCHERDEL GmbH, located in Marktredwitz in the state of Bavaria, Germany. We are currently managed by the fourth generation of the founding family with sales and manufacturing activities at 42 sites in various European countries, North and South America and in Asia. SCHERDEL is strongly value driven and has a long track record of caring for our associates in many ways.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Developing strategic supplier relationships and continuous supplier development to ensure the Northern American growth into new technologies esp. along e-mobility development.
  • Representing Scherdel North America with customers regarding material related matters.
  • Technical leader for the Northern American purchasing departments in the plants.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:

  • Lead and perform initial market research and understand market trends.
  • Partner with SCHERDEL S&E and Business development team, to understand business needs, establish requirements, scope, and criteria for procurement projects.
  • Ensure on-time launch for programs and delivery at or below target costs for piece price, tooling, etc. as well as work effectively with the project team to meet targets for quality, delivery, and other cost areas.
  • Develop and execute plan for localization to increase regional content. Promotes localization of sourcing for new projects in NA. Evaluate and select new suppliers.
  • Create and implement best practice purchasing vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve business performance and meet the company’s business growth and sourcing requirements.
  • Develop and maintain strong strategic supplier partnerships. Use these relationships, along with data analytics, to solve problems and achieve business goals.
  • Represent Purchasing in Customer Quote process, including bill of material cost development and quotes that are aligned with organizational targets.
  • Work closely with North American Plant Group Management and Global Procurement Manager to source new and alternative raw materials.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related field required.
  • At least 5 years of experience in purchasing functions in automotive area.
  • You are self driven and open for new challenges
  • You have good interpersonal skills and like to to get the best result for our customer and our company
  • You build strong customer relationships

BENEFITS:

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Please contact +1(231)777-7774 or e-mail HR.Mus@SCHERDEL.com for all hiring inquiries.

We are looking forward to your application!

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