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Applications/Program Buyer - Engineer (Ride Control)

Company Name:
Tenneco
Applications/Program Buyer - Engineer (Ride Control)
Tracking Code
175725-846
Job Description
Ideal candidate has an engineering/technical background with a desire to become more involved in the purchasing/financial side of the business.
Responsible for providing business unit support, including requests for quotation, new product launch development, leading early supplier involvement, value analysis/value engineering, and leading supplier launch coordination with local manufacturing sites in alignment with global purchasing commodity teams.
Coordinate supplier new product introductions in support of customer product launches. Provide active representation on the project teams until SOP + 90 days.
Provide supply material pricing cost summaries to respective product launch teams.
Utilize supplier selection in alignment with global purchasing commodity strategies and new product performance requirements.
Coordinate early supplier involvement with product and manufacturing teams. Drive value analysis/value engineering activity during launch phase. Report ESI savings and cost avoidance in TVM database.
Support respective project prototype purchasing requirements.
Negotiate technical and/or supply agreements with suppliers involved in 'early supplier involvement' to ensure that Tenneco design and developed technology is protected.
Support improvement of supplier launch procedures to minimize inventory obsolescence and support lean manufacturing needs in alignment with operational expectations.
Liaison to business units, as required.
Required Skills
Strong leadership skills and team player with demonstrated ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written across various levels. Fluent in Spanish is a plus.
Demonstrated computer skills (Microsoft Project, Excel, etc) and knowledgeable of ERP systems (SAP desired).
Functional understanding of Six Sigma, Lean, Continuous Improvement, BOMs, ERP, TS16949 and related AIAG practices and standards.
Ability to interpret and communicate engineering drawings and specifications.
Ability to travel, including internationally, as required. Previous international business experience desired (LCC preferred).
Motivated, self starter who is familiar with a range of materials and manufacturing processes.
Demonstrated ability and skills to support new product launch process (i.e. APQP, project planning, NPIS or equivalent )
Required Experience
Bachelor'sDegree in engineering or a related business/technical discipline.
Minimum3 years related work experience.
Previous engineering experience desired.
Program managementexperience acceptable; prior program purchasing experiencepreferred.
Job Location
Monroe, Michigan, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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