ZF Commodity Buyer in Livonia, Michigan

Commodity Buyer

MM - Purchasing


Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

ZF is seeking a Commodity Buyer to support our Digitalization team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the team and related functions within Digitalization environment in all NPM related Purchasing activities.

  • Reporting to global NPM Business Services commodity team

  • Collaborate with Digitalization team on identifying new and/or existing suppliers for opportunities or sourcing requirements that occur.

  • Develop bid list and hand Request for Proposals (RfP) activities working with their international functional counterparts.

  • Ensure all applicable group directives and guidelines are followed and any required exceptions are escalated to the proper level or individuals.

  • Work with the international functional counterparts do develop a negotiation strategy and finalization of a sourcing recommendations.

  • Work with counterparts and/or legal if required to secure proper agreements which are in place for pricing, licensing agreements, scope of work and any other applicable terms and conditions.

  • A strong technical knowledge (in electronics and software preferably) with analytical skills and a high level of self-motivation as well as self-organization is preferred for this position.

  • Maintain all applicable records, documents, SharePoint, databases etc. to ensure an organized and properly documented process.

  • Drive for savings, payment term conditions and other KPIs (Key Performance Indicator) which might apply under the Global NPM organization.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Knowledge of IT and Engineering related license agreements.

  • Previous Purchasing Experience.

  • Strategic Thinker Analytical Thinker.

  • Highly Self Motivated.

  • Team Player.

  • Structured and Organized.

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Purchasing & Logistics






United States

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