About The Opportunity
Do you want to be part ofthis exciting opportunity to join a dedicated team of experts in GKNAutomotive’s new Business Services (GBS) situated in Porto?
Working out of recentlyrefurbished, state of the art offices we provide multifunctional support to GKNAutomotive’s global delivery activities across Finance, Procurement, HR &Sales Order Management.
Our vision is to deliversustainable value with standard, consistent, digitally enhanced processes andto achieve this we are seeking to attract highly motivated and skilledprofessionals.
In return we offer a corporate culture which championsprofessional development, embraces and leads change, creates ingenioussolutions for our customers and encourages collaboration.
We currently have a vacancyfor a Programme Procurement Leader role within our ePowertrain division.
This role is adding valueby having full ownership of the procurement of the complete BOM of a programmefrom C to D phase.
Anticipating specific requirements for new programmes. Withsupport from the commodity team, select and manage suppliers to ensure strictadherence to Programme targets (Quality, Cost, Delivery). Monitor and reportKPI.
The Programme ProcurementLeader willbe required to execute the following responsibilities :
Contribute to thetechnical product concept / specification offered to the customer
Participate in theprogram team from initial concept stage (Pre-RFQA)
Involve expertsuppliers at the Pre-RFQA phase as required
Manage thecommunication between Programme team and Suppliers regarding Engineering Changerequests
Run Strategic SourcingReview in conjunction with the commodity team to define potential supplierselection panel required to support the programme, considering suppliertechnology, geographical location, target costs
Send RFQ to selectedsuppliers on the panel, consolidate detailed responses according to the standardtools and processes
Review supplier RFQresponses in conjunction with commodity team and Programme Purchasing Manager
Perform negotiationsand organize Sourcing Nomination meetings
Agree final supplierselection with commodity team
Ensure complete legaldocumentation produced, sign off is correct and ensure controlled storage ofall related documents
Manage directedsuppliers under a clear RASI when requested and agreed with customers
Drive and reportperformance
Monitor review andmanage programme purchasing performance v target costs (parts, tools andprototypes)
Continue to monitor andmanage supplier performance during the programme phase, including costs,quality and delivery
Ensure necessary stagegate reviews are held within the programme management framework
Monitor and reviewquality during pilot programme phase
APQP status report
Maintain list of openpoints and take appropriate action to resolve
Ensure and track theimplementation of corrective actions for any deviation
Assure a flawlesslaunch, PPAP on time, ramp up information confirmed by suppliers
Ensure the effectivetransfer of the program to the plant buyer
C0 / Go to Market (ifneeded)
Prepare the StrategicSourcing Reviews (SSR) during acquisition phase to pre-select key strategicsuppliers and confirm targeted sourcing locations
Support make or buyinvestigations related to new programs
Align costing methodsto project priority level : full RFQ costing versus surrogate costingmethodologies
Develop and maintain areview process of all program quotations to ensure accurate application oflessons-learned to improve costing methods and data
Work closely withinternal Engineering, Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Financial personnelin order to compile, disseminate and make recommendations for cost andinvestment related information for direct materials
Prepares and presentsrelevant data validating Purchasing cost assumptions before the program isquoted to the customer. Prepares written reports, summarizes findings, andmakes recommendations, as appropriate
Coordinates functionalteams to drive design to cost workshops and evaluates cost impacts of designalternatives
Identifies costreduction opportunities and participates in undertake component teardown andother benchmarking activities
Ensure that developmentcontracts are signed with expert suppliers before the start of any work withsuppliers
Supports VA / VEactivities to quantify / validate the benefit analysis and adopt in new programs,as appropriate
Essential Qualifications & Experience
Master’s degree inengineering with a specialization in international Purchasing or Commercialwould bedesirable
Fluent in English, withan international mind set
Minimum 5 years’experience as Program, Commodity or Plant PUR Buyer in an industrial environment
Ability to work in amatrix organisation
Background or workingexperience in Power electronics, electromobility, EMS projects is anadvantage
Organization andplanning skills
Project and timemanagement skills
Ability to handlemultiple tasks
Computer applicationsoftware knowledge
Interpersonalcommunication skills About Us
GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions.
With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN Automotive. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.