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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Automotive Commodity Buyer

Job Req ID:  40261

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  permanent

Objective of Job:

 Assure and optimize procurement of direct and indirect material for the DRX Group for a commodity, especially cost reduction, taking into account quality aspects; primary contact person to supplier (‘owner’ of supplier).


Principle Activities:

  • Develop regional commodity strategies
  • Observe and analyze the applicable procurement markets
  • Request, compare and evaluate bids, taking into account price, quality, delivery performance and technology; conduct cost reduction actions according to activity plans and targets set
  • Identify and realize cost-savings potentials
  • Promote new technologies and substitutes, including initiation of approval processes
  • Implement setup of procurement relationships with suppliers
  • Implement supplier management within the commodity as needed, in cooperation with the global lead buyer/ senior buyer, including supplier selection, concluding supplier agreements, conducting supplier evaluations, cooperating in supplier development and supplier audits, escalation of issues as needed to mgmt.
  • Cooperate in make or buy analyses and decisions
  • Cooperate with internal cross-functional customers as needed
  • Manage the supplier determination process
  • Assure the search, evaluation, selection, approval and organization of new suppliers in cooperation with the relevant units

Conduct supplier classification


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in contract negotiation
  • 3-5 years of automotive product knowledge



We are looking forward to your application.


Company / Legal Entity: DAA Dräxlmaier Automotive of America LLC., Org-Code: P-AM32 

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina