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Global Mechanical Buyer

Location Troy, Michigan, États-Unis

ID de l'offre J000642977


About Aptiv

Aptiv is a global technology company with automotive roots and one of the most significant market leaders in designing, engineering and enabling solutions for how we’ll move tomorrow.

Headquartered in Dublin, Aptiv develops safer, greener and more connected solutions, which enable the future of mobility. Consisting of more than 160,000 employees, 12 major technical centers and 126 manufacturing sites in 44 countries. Our name represents knowledge, adaptiveness and drive. It highlights our ability to both envision the future and to bring it to life. Visit

About this position

You (The Global Category Buyer) will have direct influence on business results with all of Aptiv’s business sectors. You will be responsible for key Mechanical product lines and also supporting other mechanical portfolios as required. In this role, you will influence the supply and sourcing strategy and have global accountability for strategy implementation. You will lead specific supplier relationships and provide support to the global buyer team on strategic and operational topics.

You will be reporting to the Global Category Manager and play an integral part of the Strategic Sourcing organization.

Responsibilities and duties

Implement category (commodity) strategies that create competitive advantage and capture value for the product lines

  • Identify/acquire product line/business units’ and corporate business requirements
  • Achieve targeted category material cost performance for product lines / business units
  • Influence robust global category strategy development
  • Lead global strategy implementation across all business units ensuring supply base optimization and competitiveness
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with internal stakeholders aligned to a “future direction”
  • Prepare senior leadership communication materials pertaining category/supplier related strategic and operational topics

Lead supplier relationship management

  • Build and maintain major cross product line supplier relationships with ongoing performance and capability evaluation
  • Lead category specific strategic supplier events, such as Supplier Workshops, Quarterly Business Reviews and Executive Management Reviews
  • Lead negotiations of corporate-wide supplier contracts including, but not limited to Terms & Conditions, payment terms, Strategic Agreements and Logistic Agreements
  • Create, lead and monitor supplier development/improvement plans
  • Qualify/select/approve suppliers for CASL (category approved supplier list)

Lead and support team members and activities

  • Ensure sourcing excellence and internal controls
  • Promote cost management activities
  • Support operational topics

Basic qualifications (R) – required, (D) – desired

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business with a minimum of 5 years of total purchasing experience (R)
  • Specific experience purchasing subject components within the Automotive Industry (D)
  • An advanced degree, such as an MBA would be beneficial (D)

Skills / Knowledge / Ability

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel both locally and globally (approximately 20% of working time).
  • Empowered decision maker/relationship-builder with high integrity.
  • Strong problem solving skills in high pressure scenarios.
  • Understanding of best industry practices and trends and thorough understanding of Aptiv’s product line objectives to create and influence strategy development.
  • Well-developed influencing and coaching skills.
  • Commercial acumen & analytical skills to assess supplier financial information and capability.
  • Understanding of Lean principles and how to apply to a Strategic Sourcing role to reduce waste and contribute to a high performing team.

Aptiv Rewards & Advantages

  • Competitive compensation package, including Healthcare, Pension & TaxSaver schemes.
  • Learning, professional growth and development in a world recognized international environment.
  • Access to internal & external training, coaching & certifications.
  • Recognition for innovation and excellence.
  • Opportunities to give back to the community.
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world

Moving Mobility Forward

Aptiv is making mobility real. We’re at the forefront of solving mobility’s toughest challenges. We have the people, experience, know-how and confidence to turn ideas into solutions. Solutions that move our world from what’s now to what’s next, while connecting us like never before. To us, nothing is impossible when you have the people with the passion to make anything possible. Mobility has the power to change the world, and we have the power to change mobility.

Join Our Innovative Team

Want to do more than just imagine the ways our world will move tomorrow? Here’s your opportunity. Join the technology company that’s transforming the future of mobility today.

Privacy Notice - Active Candidates:

Aptiv is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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