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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.

 

As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.

 

We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

IMPACT and OPPORTUNITY:

The Level 1 Buyer will have the responsibility to source quality vendors, negotiate pricing, and purchase items consistent with the procurement strategy established by the SVP/GM, and the senior management at Gentherm. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Rationalize vendor selection and consolidate vendors where possible to achieve greater value or leverage for commodities items.   
  • Manage Material Requirements Planning (MRP) to effectively deliver supply materials at the right time, right quantity, and price.  
  • Work closely with manufacturing to coordinate supplier issues and assure projects remain on schedule.  
  • Provide initial point of contact for supplier management including Request for Quote (RFQs). 
  • Support Supplier Performance Measurement process (i.e., quality, on-time delivery, response to variable demand, etc.).  
  • Manage data required in MRP system including ERP vendor maintenance, price, lead-time, purchase orders and delivery dates.  
  • Resolve AP payment issues in a timely manner and minimize impact to both Gentherm and supplier.  
  • Cultivate a teamwork environment with Warehousing, Inventory, Quality, and Traffic to insure an efficient supply management process.  
  • Conduct cost comparisons and analysis.  
  • Perform detailed and thorough investigations and communicate implications of analysis and corrective action(s). 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Operations. 
  • 0-3 years of purchasing experience in manufacturing environment.  
  • Strong organization, project management, and multi-tasking skills.  
  • Strong problem-solving skills to ensure on-time delivery to customers. 
  • Experience applying Purchasing principles, concepts and practices.  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal and team skills.   
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude towards vendors and internal customers.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel.   

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with contracts and negotiations.  
  • Experience with MRP/ERP system. 
  • Visual ERP experience. 
  • CPM or CPSM a plus. 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Deliver Results  
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver 
  • Drive Change 
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change 
  • Build Capability 
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals 
  • Cultivate Innovation 
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship. 

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  8362
Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45241

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jun 23, 2022


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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