ZF Buyer I-Non-Production in Livonia, Michigan

Buyer I-Non-Production

Division A - Engineering - Braking


Job Description

Within the Product Engineering Braking Business Unit, Engineering Tools & Services Department, Prototype Operations Group, responsibilities for the position include coordinating prototype builds for brake components for Brake Actuation, Foundation Brakes and Slip Control Systems.

  • Maintains prototype build timelines and forecasts, and identifies potential areas of concern in meeting budget and delivery dates.

  • Orders component parts from suppliers and coordinates build with technicians.

  • Maintains accurate part inventories.

  • Escalates issues with prototype builds appropriately within Engineering team.

  • Communicates with customers on status of build and escalates issues appropriately within Engineering team.

  • Issues purchase orders for prototype components.

  • Picks parts as necessary.

  • Interfaces with product engineers on prototype issues

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor Degree required, prefer course of study in supply chain management or other related field relevant to Purchasing.

Experience and Skill Requirements

Must be proficient in Microsoft software (Word, Excel, etc.). Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manager multiple assignments with similar priority levels. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Understand interface between functional groups. Ability to thrive in a team environment. Candidate must possess a high level of independent judgment, professionalism, integrity and honesty and have record of obtaining goal-oriented results.

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Purchasing & Logistics






United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran