Buyer at Tenneco in Sevierville, Tennessee

Posted in Other 9 days ago.


Job Description:

Job Description
Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2021 revenues of $18 billion and approximately 71,000 team members working at more than 260 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

Tenneco is one of the world's largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains.

We are looking for a Buyer. The Buyer is responsible for the planning and purchasing of supplies for Supply Stores replenishment.

Our recruiting team is ready to act immediately. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through the process quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication.

  • Responsible for processing all indirect purchasing requisitions.
  • Works closely with manufacturing and support groups to ensure coordination and prioritization of materials on a daily basis.
  • Works closely with Maintenance & Engineering sending items out for repair. Maintains the repair program.
  • Responsible for overseeing and addressing any issues to suppliers in relation to the quality of purchased parts or components.
  • Works closely with the Supply Stores Attendants to ensure internal customer (Manufacturing) expectations are met.
  • Works closely with the Senior Buyer & Planner on components, tooling, etc for new program development and launch.
  • Responsible for consolidating and reducing, the indirect material supply base.
  • Implements established policies and procedures as they relate to indirect materials and subcontracted services and recommends changes to improve performance levels.
  • Engages in detailed negotiations of pricing, delivery, and services, as required.
  • Maintains energetic, complete cost reduction program on all purchasing activities, providing a status report on all cost savings programs and submits it to the Purchasing Manager.
  • Maintains contact with all markets in which the company obtains materials and keeps the Purchasing Manager fully advised on the market status, trends, availability, and projected performance.

Required Experience
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or equivalent education, and or work experience preferred

  • 2-4 years purchasing experience in such areas as procurement indirect material
  • Experience in Excel, Work and Manufacturing Business Systems

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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