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Indirect Buyer - Purchasing

Location: Smyrna
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout Envision AESC US LLCEnvision AESC is a world-leading battery technology company headquartered in Japan and committed to research, development, design, manufacture and sales of high-power batteries for EVs and energy storage batteries. Envision AESC has 4,000 employees and 10 production plants in Japan, the U.S., the U.K., China and France. For the past 12 years, Envision AESC has produced high-performance, extended range batteries for more than 650,000 electric vehicles in 44 countries, achieving a record of "zero critical battery malfunction." In June 2021, Envision AESC was again named on the "Global Tier 1 Battery Companies" list by Benchmark, a leading U.K.-based lithium-ion battery supply chain research organization. Envision AESC invests heavily in next-generation technology to drive innovation and works with its strategic partners to continually push the boundaries of performance, safety and efficiency. Its teams work with strategic partners to continuously improve the company's global leadership in product development, quality, and sustainable processes. Find out more at are an ambitious organization and looking for an equally ambitious and innovative Indirect Buyer to join the US Purchasing function to support business development in an industry and organization with high growth potential. Outline and Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain strong connections with Global Purchasing to identify strategies and to develop suppliers both globally and locally.
  • Gather Market Intelligence, identify major categories, analyze current spend & develop an optimal Indirect Strategy Plan
  • Deliver the strategy through supplier relationships & multiple projects (CAPEX, Service, Energy, Maintenance, T&L contracts)
  • Focus on & deliver strategic proactive tenders for the identified Indirect approved suppliers & purchase spend
  • Lead negotiations, supplier selection & align functional requirements i.e. cost challenges -15%, warranty, payment terms…etc.
  • Increase control & management of Service Contracts – e.g. best practice and avoid termination penalties; YOY cost reductions
  • Work with Indirect Purchasing Manager & Internal functions to establish QCD targets, objectives and deliver against targets KPIs
  • Ensure day to day issues are managed with relevant plant personnel resulting in improved quality/logistical performance
  • Provide support to Purchasing Leader for continuous improvements in supplier quality for indirect parts.
  • When required manage release of Indirect Purchase Orders from SAP system. Background and Experience Required:
    • You will ideally be educated to degree level and currently be working within an indirect Purchasing role within a manufacturing environment, and will have built up experience of at least 5 years of supplier engagement, negotiation, and cost reduction
    • Strong leader to influence, be able to work to tight deadlines, have a good sense of priority and to have previous negotiation experience.
    • Excellent communication skills are crucial to this role, as is the ability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
    • You should possess strong industrial awareness by investigating new supply markets to assess existing and new supplier capabilities to further strength cost reductions and supply rationalization.
    • You must hold a full driving license. Additional:
      • Some degree of travel may be required.
      • Degree is required for this role. MBA is desirable
      • Some degree of travel may be required.
      • Equal Opportunity EmployerAll of us at Envision AESC – regardless of functional area or expertise – share a passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance products. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, gender, disability, or any other status protected by law. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire. For more information, visit **Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time. *

Keywords: ENVISION AESC US LLC, Smyrna , Indirect Buyer - Purchasing, Professions , Smyrna, Tennessee

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