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Buyer - Battery

Company: TRC Staffing
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Our large automotive manufacturing customer is looking to hire an EV Battery Buyer Analyst to work on a direct-hire basis. They offer full benefits and relocation assistance:

EV Battery Buyer Analyst

United States-Tennessee-Chattanooga

Role Summary:

  • Establish and achieve an annual business plan to optimize the material cost of assigned parts.
  • Responsible for production parts sourcing.
  • Develop and implement localization and hidden cost strategies.
  • Establish and maintain supplier strategy which support regional and global material group strategies

Role Responsibilities:

Business Plan (50%)

  • Achieve annual business plan savings commitments as defined by Battery Manager.
  • Negotiate annual material cost savings with assigned suppliers and material groups and report on a monthly basis. Strong negotiation skills required.
  • Analyze localization and deep localization rate of assigned parts. Develop and implement strategies to increase localization and deep localization rate.
  • Benchmark competitor products and specifications for cost optimization. Participate in cost reduction workshops to identify alternative materials, manufacturing processes, etc.

Forward Sourcing (35%)

  • Implement regional and global material group strategies. Coordinate as necessary with counterparts
  • Create sourcing presentations with recommendations which contain supporting (e.g. Benchmark data)
  • Develop and implement localization and hidden cost strategies.
  • Establish and maintain supplier strategy which support regional and global material group strategies.
  • Utilize product knowledge and expertise to evaluate optimal material cost of future vehicle programs.

Secure Production Parts (15%)

  • Working with SK Battery directly
  • Responsible for crisis management of unforeseen supply chain disruptions.
  • Proactively evaluate suppliers to identify potential risk
  • Evaluate and negotiate Engineering Change Requests with suppliers to achieve optimum piece price, investment and timing.
  • 3+ years of Professional Experience
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in business or other relevant field of study required
  • Degree in supply chain management or logistics desired

General Skills Required:

  • Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason
  • Problem solving – creating options and solutions

General Skills Desired:

  • Resource management and prioritization
  • Displays professional integrity
  • Demonstrates commitment to self-improvement
  • Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software
  • Willing to take on conflict negotiation situations

Specialized Skills Required:

  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels within the organization and with outside vendors / suppliers
  • Flexibility and professionalism in dealing with suppliers and internal customers
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal & written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Strong negotiation & purchasing skills.
  • Strong presentation skills. Will be presenting every other day to the CEO ad COO.
  • Strong Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel and Powerpoint) Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to take on situations requiring negotiation and problem-solving skills

Specialized Skills Desired:

  • Ability to network across cultures/languages
  • Experienced in data-driven decision analysis
  • Experience with EV Battery or components.
  • Exposure to supply chain methods and metrics
  • Interest in Global automotive procurement experience
  • Familiarity with calculations and processes that are purchasing specific

Work Flexibility:

  • Work evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Travel domestically as well as internationally (Germany / Mexico)

Please submit your resume to:


Keywords: TRC Staffing, Chattanooga , Buyer - Battery, Other , CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

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