The identification and development of local and import parts and tooling in order to meet project requirements.
Establish benchmark pricing and perform value analysis to ensure competitiveness.
Conduct quotes and sourcing activities via various purchasing systems and prepare and present recommendations for managerial decision-making purposes.
Seek and develop new supply sources, nationally and internationally.
Negotiate supplier price adjustments.
Negotiate and maintain commercial contracts with suppliers.
Perform capacity planning to ensure supplier tooling and facilities can adequately support VW production requirements.
Incorporate engineering changes or quality improvements into existing components.
Identify local sources of supply for potential export components to the VW Group.
Prime project management accountability for ensuring components are approved by Engineering or Quality and introduced into production or exported.
Have a recognized university Degree / Diploma in the following disciplines – Purchasing, Logistics, Commerce, Finance, Business Management.
Have a minimum of 3 years Commodity Purchasing experience in the automotive or supplier industry.
Experience with Exterior / Powertrain Commodities would be an added advantage.
Possess negotiation and problem solving skills.
Have a good understanding of MIDP, APDP and NIPP principles.
Have the ability to communicate across all levels within the Company (oral and written).