Thursday , March 23 2023

Ford Job Openings – Purchasing Buyer

Website Ford Motor Company

Job Description:

As a Buyer, you will be the face of Purchasing both externally and into the Electrification Powertrain organisation and wider Ford team!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Joint Venture partners and cross functional internal partners and customers
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategy for battery cell raw materials delivering a balanced portfolio of producing assets that meet Ford’s capacity, cost, timing, and ESG needs
  • Purchasing representation at key internal stakeholder meetings, being the voice of the Purchasing team and the supply base implications
  • Interface with Ford Sustainability Group to ensure ethical sourcing practices are reflected in Ford’s existing supply chain
  • Investigate asset specific capacities and annual output capability
  • Analyse market supply/demand balances and deficit risks
  • Work with Product Development, Cell Supplier(s) and Cathode producer to establish material specifications and performance targets
  • Manage relationships with existing and future material suppliers

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Proven experience in negotiating (both externally & internally)
  • Self-starter with a ‘can-do’ attituded and able to work independently with little management support
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within battery raw material value chain, preferably with a commercial focus
  • Proven ability to manage delivery to fixed deadlines and manage multiple deliverables simultaneously
  • Demonstrable understanding of current challenges facing the automotive industry in the ICE to BEV transition and the Purchasing role to support the business
  • Ability to work in a team, experience of working in cross functional teams is beneficial
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with Internal and External Partners / Suppliers
  • Strong technical understanding of li-ion batteries and the materials & processes within the value chain
  • Proven experience of presenting to Senior Management

Job Details:

Company: Ford Motor Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Basildon, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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