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Project Buyer Battery Pack W-M

CONTRACT TYPELong Term-At will
DIVISION Clean Energy Systems


In one or two sentences, outline the primary purpose(s) of this position within the organization

  • Supports innovation programs, develops and implements a formal strategy with the commodity family, source new components, drives cost reductions and supports Innovation activities in general.  
  • Manages the suppliers within an Extended Enterprise framework in support of the Research team in accordance with the Purchasing Responsibility
  • Mentor and train others within the organization


Primary Responsibilities

Outline the key areas of responsibility for this position, including all related activities under each area


Innovation Program Core Team:  

  • Actively participate in program planning and status meetings.
  • Issues and analyzes request for quotations (RFQs) from approved or potential suppliers to support the team requirements (components, materials, and component tooling).
  • Ensures proper communication between Research department and Purchasing organization
  • Negotiates price, delivery, timing and payment terms.
  • Leads sourcing decisions and decision matrix when needed
  • Manages purchase orders (components, materials, and component tooling).
  • Works with suppliers, program teams and plants to drive cost reductions.
  • Manages suppliers price changes, debit issues, cost reductions, engineering changes, and key supplier meetings/activities.
  • Perform benchmark and reverse engineering/costing
  • Negotiate if needed licence fees together with IP department
  • Verify that a valid NDA is in place with new suppliers and lead negotiations on NDA content when needed with new suppliers for the New Energies affiiliates (including FC, DC DC and batteries)


Innovation Commodity

  • Develops, maintains, and publishes appropriate documentation as required by the applicable purchasing procedures.
  • Develops and anticipates commodity strategies for innovative products and Program strategies for assigned programs.
  • Responsible to work with legal department to insure the legal soundness of the contractual relationships between Plastic Omnium and its supply base, within scope assigned
  • Works closely with other functional areas and the manufacturing plants to establish an effective supply base.
  • Supports other department positions and special projects as needed.
  • Mentors and train other buyers within the organization.
  • Maintain working relationships with internal and external customers for Techwatch



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