Global Commodity Buyer

Electrical Engineering Monterrey, NL, Mexico


Position at Alten Mexico

We are currently seeking a Global Commodity Engineer to join our global team to help drive our strategic sourcing, supplier selection & development, supplier engineering, supplier performance management and materials cost reduction initiatives, with focus on the Mexico/Americas supply base. 

The main responsabilities are: 
  • Interface with Global Sourcing teams to prioritize supplier development needs by commodity to improve cost competitiveness or supply constraints.
  • Interface with customer design engineering team to review, assess and develop new cost reduction ideas.
  • Ensure supplier compliance while driving systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver performance.
  • Drive business value by developing positive relationships with internal stakeholders and working closely with Global Sourcing leaders to manage, implement and track supplier r/engineering, design changes, capacity studies, New Product Introductions (NPI), and transitions.
  • This role will also include 25-35% travel.

This job might be for you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in Mechanical Assemblies, Sheet metal, Machining, Castings, Forgings or welding processes
  • 3+ years managing and developing suppliers
  • Knowledge of PPAP and APQP
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Solid understanding of various manufacturing techniques.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills managing supplier relationships
  • Proficiency in project management skills with the ability to close initiatives on time.
  • Green Belt, DFSS, Black Belt, Lean certification and knowledge of tools such as DOE, DFM is preferred. 

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