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Senior Buyer - Commodities at Johnson Controls, Inc

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Plano, Texas

Job Description:

At Johnson Controls, we’re shaping the future to create a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win everywhere, every day and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through our strategic focus on buildings.

What you will do

You are responsible for all operational and advanced procurement activities within the given sub-commodities while ensuring compliance with overall JCI objectives, strategies and BOS procedures. You are also responsible for the management of all suppliers within the commodity group.

How you will do it

1. Coordination of Program Procurement activities over specific Product Business Units to ensure excellent product launches

2. Control and approval of all Program Procurement activities specified in PDP and decisions in line with customer demands and category strategies

3. Ensure smooth product launches by controlling the acquisition, sourcing on time, in line with cost book and VSR targets, maintaining procurement results until start of production

4. Guarantee financial control over complex, modular programs from phase 0-5 and over lifetime

5. Ensure the cost-, quality and time-oriented supply of all required goods, materials, equipment’s and services under compliance with the respective business plans, budgets and targets

6. Initiate and support of proper Make or Buy decisions

7. Initiate and support MBBP Activities (incl. VA / VE and Kaizen activities)

8. Guarantee compliance with BOS, PDP and POS procedures

9. Manage the Suppliers within the given programs (Request for Quotes RFQ, change management, contract negotiations, payment queries, dispute resolutions etc.)

10. Support to implement strategies and actions to reduce suppliers, in line with agreed targets

11. Support implementation of Global Commodity strategies

12. Implement strategies and actions to achieve FY (Fiscal Year) cost reduction goals, including PO-to-PO (Purchasing Order) reductions and rebates

13. Support accurate and timely reporting of key measurables

14. Improve working capital through optimum payment terms

15. Implementation and continuous improvement of standardization activities

16. Support and implement diversity strategies

What we look for
Required Skills/Experience

• Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years experience in procurement including buying and managing commodities.

• Ability to gather, relate and summarize information into logical conclusions.

• Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with internal customers and suppliers.

• Highly motivated individual capable of handling multiple responsibilities.

• Demonstrated leadership, organization, planning, administration and team playing skills.

• Requires advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to use business systems software.

• Travel up to 10%

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