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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!

Project Leader - Purchasing

Job Req ID:  13641
Location: 

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  permanent

Jobs at Dräxlmaier

 

Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRAEXLMAIER 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!

 

Project Leader - Purchasing 

Position ID: 50051245 

Worker Category: Full time, Location: Duncan 

 

 

 

Objective of job:

  • Planning, managing and controlling national and international vehicle projects as Project Manager Purchasing Supplier Management. Ensuring performance of the supplier network that is on schedule and adheres to the budget and the quality, from acquistion  right up to series production according to the customer and/or project requirements. Responsible for the interface from the supply market to the DRX project organization.
  • Managing and controlling of vehicle projects from category B (1-2 projects)  or several technical projects from category C or several sub-projects.

 

Principle Activities:

  • Project Planning / Control: Responsible for the organisational structure of the special project, particularly resource planning as per agreement with the supervisor. Ensuring the compilation and control of budget planning and/or the costs of the special project. Responsible for setting up and following up the overall special project schedule, including the detail plan to determine and monitor milestones. Ensuring that the SEP-related milestones are worked out on schedule. Taking strategic crash barriers to make-or-buy decisions, determining locations or technology specifications into consideration. Initiating and conducting kick-off events in order to pass on information.  Develop and take corrective action in the case of a deviation.
  • Target costing: Ensuring cost estimates by way of market evaluations or internal calculations in the acquisition phase. Responsible for coordinating, agreeing on and achieving the cost targets for the defined purchased volumes within the scope of managing the process of target costs. Monitoring the cost drivers by making target-actual comparisons. Taking action in the event of deviations from the target, if necessary by escalating through the key project manager and/or the line organization. Ensuring the disclosure of information to generate the block material costs in the carline profit planning.  Develop and take corrective actions in the case of a deviation.-
  • Supplier Management: Responsible for on-schedule handling of the supplier selection and supplier decision process as per agreement with the responsible person of commodity buying. Prior to that, ensuring the appropriate specifications, data or Specifications Requirements for the inquiry process. Initiating pre-sourcing and active participant in the sourcing committee. Incorporating the risk evaluation and contract review to assure the general legal conditions as per agreement with the responsible contract management. Initiating tool kick-offs and ensuring the start of tool tracking. Escalation in the event of deviations from the target schedule caused by the supplier and/or in the event of delays in providing data.
  • Change Management: Ensuring that changes are worked off on schedule as an active representative of the project. Direct interface to the change coordinator and participant in the change talks.  Analyze and evaluate changes (internal/external), cooperate in negotiations (e.g. volume and costs of changes, etc.) and assure implementation.  Record the change and target management process, as well as maturity increase.
  • Raising the Development Status / Material Supply: Ensuring all the logistics-related action to the supplier in terms of „Save Launch“. Responsible for creating the necessary prerequisites for the system-controlled purchase, coordination of shortages in material provision as agreed to by the logistics departments. Ensuring on-schedule increase of the development status with regards to quality requirements as per agreement with the quality departments.
  • Customer  Support: Responsible for the successful preparation and execution of the subject-specific scope of the customer audits. Representative of the special project towards the customer as agreed to by the key project management. Act as interface between involved internal/external areas (e.g. key project leader, technical project leader, sub-project leader, customer, suppliers, departments, etc.)
  • Reporting / Escalation: Determining the project status and documentation by means of the report by the special project. Carrying out project reviews with the participation of the key project management and the MM management. Tracking the change and target management process and/or raising the development status by means of the defined KPI’s. Escalation in agreement with the supervisor in the “red status meeting” and/or the key project, BA management and/or if necessary the synergy board.  Create and check project reports and presentations, as well as project conclusion documentation.
  • Other: Provide technical leadership for project associates and/or sub-project leaders.
  • Support and cooperate in the selection and determination of suppliers, with the goal of finding the best suppliers for the company, with regard to quality and economy. Make quality assurance agreements with suppliers (purchased parts).
  • Review and conduct cost negotiations with the supplier, with regard to external defect costs such as complaint costs, field failures and series damage, and logistical mistakes.
  • Assure compliance with requirements (IATF, customer/internal requirements) by suppliers (purchased parts) in all phases of the projects, in cooperation with the project members of the quality, purchasing, and development areas, and taking into account the planned activities, timelines, schedules and economic aspects. Act as link between the procurement market and DRX development, with the goal of coordinating product- and process-relevant characteristics with the suppliers.

 

 Job Requirements:

 

Specialized Knowledge/education: Bachelors Degree of Business, Finance, Engineering or other technical related field

 

Work Experience: 

  • 3 - 5 years Project Management and Procurement.
  • 3 - 5 years within the automotive manufacturing industry.

 

Core Competecies:

Practicle application of project management techniques (timelines, budgeting, product and procerss maturity, etc.)

Good understanding of the Automotive development and part qualification processes.

Strong understanding of performance based metrics.

Proven problem solver

 

 

We are looking forward to your application.

 

Company / Legal Entity: DAA Dräxlmaier Automotive of America LLC., Org-Code: M-AM-MP1 


Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina