ZF Commodity Buyer in Livonia, Michigan
MM - Purchasing
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.
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.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Knowledge of IT and Engineering related license agreements.
Previous Purchasing Experience.
Strategic Thinker Analytical Thinker.
Highly Self Motivated.
Structured and Organized.
Required Education and Experience
Experience and Skill Requirements
Purchasing & Logistics
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran