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Auburn Hills

Project Buyer Electronics

As a successful family-owned company on a path to global growth, the Brose Group offers challenging responsibilities and exciting career opportunities to performance-driven, skilled specialists with solid professional knowledge and proven career expertise who wish to contribute to our company’s success.

Your tasks

  • Prepare, execute, and lead target settings according to existing process with relevant functions. Be responsible for results.
  • Prepare the project specific sourcing concept. Approve concept together with the project management, the relevant functions, and the purchasing manager.
  • Coordinate and lead purchasing topics within the scope of complex global programs.
  • Agree with central purchasing the released and/or directed suppliers, and initiate and track RFQ and quotation activities.
  • Independently evaluate quotations, conduct and close price negotiations with targeted suppliers according to available room to negotiate.
  • Organize and moderate technical meetings (Feasibility, Tooling Concepts, etc.) with suppliers including necessary functions (quality, design, tooling experts, etc.)
  • Independently identify cost reduction potential acc. to objectives. Once approved by purchasing manager, initiate and execute activities.
  • Prepare and present proposal for supplier decision at the pre-meeting of the BU. Then present in the central purchasing decision meeting and ensure supplier decision is made.
  • In a timely fashion, award and order prototypes and first samples, tools, and production parts as well as secure on-time delivery by independently organizing progress checks leading to a safe project launch.
  • Independently enter and maintain purchasing data in pertinent tools. Work on GECOS change management activities in agreement with the responsible project manager and engineer.
  • Independently assess supplier performance as part of project management according to the existing SAP assessment criteria; also align with the commodity strategy. Support with supplier development, and auditing.
  • Support change management activities over the duration of a project according to Brose process; this includes the RFQ, quotation comparison, and contractual finalization.
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Your Profile

  • Completed 4 year university program in Business Administration/ Engineering
  • Overall very good English skills; must be able to successfully conduct negotiations
  • 5 years of experience
  • Industrial (preferably automotive) purchasing or related
  • Knowledge of the methods of project management
  • Detailed knowledge of target costing and VA/VE
  • Technical competence regarding production technologies
  • Knowledge of business law
  • Experience negotiating
  • PC Experience in MO, MS Project, SAP R/3 MM-Module

We offer you a modern working environment with our Brose working world

Brose offers a high-tech work environment and a wide range of benefits. Along with competitive performance-based compensation and health insurance, our employees also benefit from attractive social and family-oriented programs throughout our North American locations*. Our benefits packages include comprehensive medical and insurance. Brose also provides educational assistance and a variety of community outreach, family, and sporting events. Flexible working hours and a collaborative work environment give our employees the freedom to balance work and personal life. Brose believes in investing in people. We offer a wide range of development programs with great opportunity for individual growth through training, international or regional assignments and tailored career paths. Our objective is to provide our employees the tools necessary to live a balanced life, experience a rewarding work environment and contribute to our surrounding communities.

*Benefits package may vary slightly per location

Detroit (Headquarters), Auburn Hills, MI

Our location Detroit (Headquarters), Auburn Hills, MI

Brose North America Inc.

3933 Automation Avenue
Auburn Hills, 48326

Apply online now

Karen Lopez (+1) 2056146657

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co.