Project Buyer Job Description

Project Buyer Job Description

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Project buyer provides purchasing analytical support to a team of Category Buyers by using systems/tools such as BOBJ, CICT, DMCR, Lognet, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, among others, in support of global, regional, or local initiatives of strategic and tactical natures (Support will be provided for global categories primarily in the Air Systems space - turbochargers, bellows, air compressors, valves.).

Project Buyer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

To drive cost reduction, process improvement projects and support reliability projects
Negotiate changes between contract and actual project needs
Ensure that supplier is prepared for production, including all needed system updates
Lead/coordinate negotiation of all major project purchases in all commodities, utilizing available department resources as assigned by supervisor and working within business-unit, divisional, regional & global supplier agreements
Ensure deliverables from suppliers to fulfil APQP activities handled by SQA
Partnering with functional leaders from around the business to determine needs based on persona and create digital solutions for those needs
Build out project plans, roadmaps, and budgetary needs to deliver on program commitments
Create, document and implement standards to help guide the program
Ensure compliance to Agile processes (daily stand ups, sprint demos, retrospectives, sprint planning, etc) and provide work direction to a Global Development Team
Work with sourcing leaders to determine needs and priorities of the application

Project Buyer Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Project Buyer

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Education for Project Buyer

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Employers hiring for the project buyer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Business, Technical, Business/Administration, Education, Management, Supply Chain Management, MBA, Economics, Electronics

Skills for Project Buyer

Desired skills for project buyer include:

3rd Party Logistic
Microsoft Office
Excel
Word
SAP
Lotus Notes
Purchasing processes
Regional and global supplier base for commodity
Specially Excel
ERP system SAP

Desired experience for project buyer includes:

Fluentcy both in Mandarin & English
Review the qualifications of potential and current suppliers to determine their ability to meet determined Volkswagen Group specifications the ongoing enforcement of corporate policies and procedure
Analyze supply base and competition with reference to price, capacity, and quality monitor the integration of current and potential suppliers, establishing a sound supplier base
Creating brand-specific or Volkswagen Group-related inquiries
Manage timing of supplier components for vehicle projects
Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering

Project Buyer Examples

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Project Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a project buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for project buyer
  • Migrate the existing application from its current technology stack to Predix
  • Partner with various IT teams to build out reusable micro-services, data models, and other application needs
  • Identify gaps in data currently available but will be needed to deliver on the future vision of the Buyer Portal
  • Work with IT teams and other senior leaders to help build out plans to close gaps in data needs
  • Interview various Sourcing users to help identify personas and support the creation of plans to address needs and opportunities of those personas
  • Responsible for purchasing services and supporting requirements for a high rate manufacturing facility in a commodity purchasing environment
  • Manage purchase orders ranging from $500 to $2 million or more in high volume
  • Develop and manage RFQ/RFP process, negotiate agreements and manage/administer the purchase order contract for a medium to complex sourcing
  • Draft and negotiate strategic agreements
  • Managing performance metrics
Qualifications for project buyer
  • This position requires 7 - 10 years of relevant experience in a similar industry
  • Knowledge of quality system requirements such as ISO 9000
  • Fluently in the Dutch and English language
  • Vendor Management skills are key and problem solving, proactive, energetic and resistant to stress are abilities needed to do the job properly
  • Cooperative & flexible attitude, dose of ambition and enthusiasm, and team spirit required
  • Essential in this position are a cooperative, diplomatic and flexible attitude, a good dose of ambition and enthusiasm
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Project Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a project buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for project buyer
  • Manage multiple tasks at once, in a high pressure environment
  • The strategy for segment you are responsible is also based on input and agreement with serial buyers within the regular purchasing organization and connected to project plans, supplier selection and capabilities
  • You will negotiate delivery time, part price, specific tooling If deviations have occurred discuss and agree alternatives with requestor
  • Responsible to meet BOM cost before SOP
  • Ensure full usage of Supplier selection and development tools, such as Maturity Evaluation, Supplier Component Review, Supplier APQP, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation
  • Secure proper RfQ process via SupplyOn
  • Secure an Early Supplier Involvement
  • Ensure Negotiation together with the Global Cluster Team to achieve best price acccording to the project
  • Define and align international sourcing strategies for BU MFS with the Global Cluster Organization
  • Follow-up on Material and Supplier qualification status
Qualifications for project buyer
  • Reliable in fulfilling obligations and consistently meets deadlines
  • Encourages others to be accountable for commitments in their areas of responsibility
  • Able to communicate at all levels in the organization
  • CIPS or equivelant
  • Experience in sourcing activities and negotiations from the production equipment and/or construction business - engineering, design and project management related activities
  • This position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent analysis and problem solving skills, good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to multi-task
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Project Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of project buyer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for project buyer
  • Evaluate cost data, work diligently to identify cost saving opportunities
  • Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally, with the Supplier base, focussing on business ‘Best Practice’ initiatives
  • Supports the Project Procurement Manager in the acquisition of engineered equipment and/or bulk materials
  • Participates, under minimum supervision, in broad assignments requiring originality and ingenuity
  • Issues Request for Quotation (RFQ) for engineered equipment and/or bulk materials and prepares the commercial bid analysis of proposals received
  • Negotiates pricing, payment terms, terms and conditions of purchase and issues Purchase Orders in accordance with schedule constraints
  • Works closely with other disciplines, such as engineering, expediting, source inspection, transportation and materials management, to meet project requirements
  • Maintains awareness of current and future market conditions and the probable effect on the supply and prices of equipment, materials and/or services
  • Provides timely, effective and efficient status reports on work in progress
  • Performs other related duties as assignment by management
Qualifications for project buyer
  • Carry out a sense of energy, ownership and personal commitment to the work and the overall work environment
  • Knowledge of different production methods
  • Ability to work in matrix environment with multi-cultural team
  • Fluent English at negotiation level, local language is an advantage
  • Minimum 5 years in automation tooling, or similar (custom-designed production systems strongly preferred)
  • 5 years progressive responsibility and experience as an engineer or scientist
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Project Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a project buyer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for project buyer
  • Prepare presentations, media kits, event materials
  • Engineering or technical / Science Bachelor's degree from College or University
  • Several years’ experience within the food & beverage equipment or capital project equipment related businesses would be an advantage
  • Experience in a project-related SCM environment
  • Engagement/liaison skills between suppliers, manufacturers and relevant internal departments and Customers
  • General purchasing administration knowledge
  • Fluent in Danish & English both written and verbally
  • Experience in using MS - Office and ERP tools
  • Team player, detail oriented, structured and persistent
  • Manage several procurements in different projects at the same time
Qualifications for project buyer
  • NEVI I + II certified
  • Bachelor degree, Bachelor of Science in Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of experience from procurement ownership
  • Experience working on medium to large size industrial projects
  • Understanding and experience of cultural diversity
  • Good leadership skills and ability to build and maintain teams and networks
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Project Buyer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of project buyer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for project buyer
  • Support stakeholders with input/information to Steering Committees meeting and decision
  • Identify TCO reduction opportunities
  • Leading and managing suppliers during the full RFx process
  • Ensure deliverables from suppliers to fulfill APQP (Audit Plan Qualité Produit) activities handled by SQA (Suppliers Quality Assurance)
  • Negotiate technical changes between contract and actual project needs, ensuring alignment to cost objectives
  • Plan and drive the purchasing related SIPD (Supplier Involvement in Product Development)
  • Defining the strategic Procurement approach for the UK categories of expense
  • Influencing and supporting our internal stakeholders with regards to their Procurement needs
  • Managing relationships with key suppliers
  • Management of contract negotiations with support from the Legal team
Qualifications for project buyer
  • Ability to form and lead cross functional teams in international environment
  • Analytical skills with ability to capture total economic impact of multiple business alternatives
  • Ability to manage conflicting business interests
  • Ability to travel upwards of 10% of the time
  • This position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent problem solving skills, good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Fluent English and German at negotiation level, local language is a plus

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