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Ford Motor Company Category Implementation Buyer - PDU, MHT in Augusta, Maine

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

In this position...

  • Develop and maintain strong supplier partnerships.

  • Lead supplier commercial negotiations.

  • Manage supplier RFIs, RFQs, and Commercial Agreements.

What you'll do...

  • Quote and negotiate pricing with suppliers for the purchase of service parts, tooling, and services.

  • Approve Purchase Orders for Prototype, production, services, etc.

  • Assist in the resolution of cost, quality, and delivery issues affecting the supply.

  • Work with other Buyers in both Service and Production to develop strategies and implement solutions.

  • Identify and implement cost reductions.

  • Negotiate cost avoidances for suppliers requesting cost increases.

  • Develop and execute strategic sourcing strategies.

  • Expedite launches and critical programs.

  • Ensure supplier adherence to Ford Global Terms and Conditions.

You'll have...

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • 5+ years of purchasing, procurement, and/or sourcing experience.

  • Previous Purchasing experience with electrical, mechanical, or physical components.

  • Project Management skills and process discipline.

  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in using Word and Excel; Access skills a plus.

  • Ability to evaluate and analyze data to enable operational decision-making or present clear recommendations to leadership.

  • Highly organized self-starter with demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross functionally.

  • Comfortable dealing with internal and external conflicts.

Even better, you may have...

  • Experience with eMotors, invertors, or vehicle electrification.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

• Immediate medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage

• Flexible family care days, paid parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members and management leases

• Tuition assistance

• Established and active employee resource groups

• Paid time off for individual and team community service

• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

https://fordcareers.co/GSRnon-HTHD

This position is a range of salary grades 7-8 .

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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Requisition ID : 28254

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