Name of position : Buyer 1
Department : APO Logistics
Reports to : Alejandro Gonzalez
Direct Reports : N / A
Location : Aguascalientes
The following job function statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
The job function statements reflect expectations of the fully trained, proficient incumbent who meets all performance criteria.
General Description :
This position will be responsible for leading, conducting and / or supporting :
Manage Vendor relationships and contracts.
Review supplier performance and validate with SCM KPI’s.
TdC analysis for projects.
Track and analyze all supplier requests about Capacity.
Strong negotiation with suppliers in México and other regions
Job functions include but are not limited to :
Source, negotiates and establishes commodity prices. Handles assigned commodities. Ensures cost control in accordance with the Nissan revival plan cost reduction goals and requirements.
Locates suppliers and develops their abilities to meet current and future requirements. Ensures suppliers meet Nissan’s goals for quality, cost and delivery.
Performs comparative analysis of competing suppliers to select most competitive source for logistics commodity.
Prepares and enters purchase orders, verifies prices, delivery dates, etc.
Establishes contracts for assigned commodities; maintains purchase orders, and related purchasing records; maintains files and records of current and potential suppliers, operations and prices.
Conducts procurement activities in a professional manner for logistics services, inbound & outbound and all services related.
Plans, develops, implements and maintains cost reduction plans in support of the department’s cost reduction goals. To set up & follow up plans, based on schedule activity with SCM, A / S and suppliers.
Evaluates suppliers overall performance on price, quality, on-time delivery and others. (SLA’s & KPI’s).
Manages vendor relationships.
Maintains on-hand and incoming purchased services within budgeted levels. Working closely with clients, optimizing freight loads and minimizing costs in the most efficient manner possible.
Budget forecast, monitor changes, communicates forecasting data)
Assists and works with team members in Purchasing Department as needed. Proactively suggest ideas or changes that incorporate Nissan mindsets to improve overall effectiveness of the purchasing area, SCM & A / S operation.
Working closely with counterparts to do benchmark, to analysis markets, capabilities, etc.
Proactively works to resolve purchasing logistics issues across multiple functions matching customer expectations and local or regional requirements.
Effective management and prioritization of workload.
Educate clients of APO Sourcing requirements and mitigate escalations
Maintain the highest ethical standards.
Job Knowledge and Skill :
Purchasing and logistic knowledge, Commercial experience, legal regulations. Negotiation and excellent analytical and problem-
solving skills, coordinates and recommends cost savings ideas and efficiency for clients and internal employees.
Bachelor or Master in Business Administration, Commerce or Engineering.
Desirable one year of related experience as buyer. Experience in the Manufacturing Industry (Automotive is a plus).
Good verbal and written communication skills to interact internally across departments and externally with our vendors
Able to coordinate multiple activities.
The physical requirements described below are representative of those an employee must normally meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Occasional day or overnight travel.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Language : Excellent English verbal and written communication skills. Fully bilingual. (TOEIC score 600 or higher)
Flexible working time
Computer Skills : SAP (desirable) / Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point).
Competencies : Strong problem-solving skillsA creative approach for generating new ideasGood team working skillsAn appreciation of wider business demands & awareness of the environmental impact of design ideas.
Contributes to building brand value and achieving enduring profitable growth.
The following employee standards define how the Nissan and Infiniti Brand Identities exist in every Nissan and Infiniti position.
These standards are critical to an employee’s successful performance of daily responsibilities, successful achievement of short and long-
term objectives, and contribution to our goals of building brand value and achieving enduring and profitable growth.
Profit Driven :
Demonstrates the awareness for adding value to the Company by increasing profits and / or decreasing costs.
Links decisions and actions to profitability targets.
Maximizes profit through swift and thoughtful decisions based on a clear understanding of Nissan’s strategy.
Customer Focused :
Focuses efforts on converting customers to enthusiastic advocates for our brand, by delivering consistent and passionate product and service performance that exceed customer value expectations.
Analyzes decisions from the customer’s viewpoint and takes action with the customer’s needs and values in mind.
Cross-Functional and Global :
Supports a working culture of cross-functional cooperation and synergy (cross-divisional, cross-regional, and cross-hierarchical).
Demonstrates the ability to team with people from other organizations, independently of borders (functions, regions, and affiliates), to reach a target.
Brand Aligned :
Consistently contributes to building brand value by delivering on our brand promise.
Evaluates potential decisions and actions with the following brand filter questions :
Actively listens, welcomes diverse opinions, and makes necessary, timely, and innovative decisions.
Produces several possible solutions to each problem and recommends the best one for the Company.
Stretch Goals and Growth :
Orients performance and realization of stretch objectives based on competitive benchmarks.
Focuses goal achievement on the required direction of profitable growth.
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