Senior Commodity Buyer

Date: Mar 29, 2023

Location: Gliwice, PL

Company: Tenneco

Senior Commodity Buyer



The role:


In this role, you will manage the spending, and sourcing and participate in cross-functional commodity teams to establish strategies and actions across a narrow range of commodities to achieve the best value for the company. You will also participate in activities as part of the Purchasing Team.



Your responsibilities:



  • Define and execute Supplier Strategies (Sourcing committee, New supplier introduction, bid list status, Benchmark activities),
  • Develop Commodity AOP and forecast, maintain up-to-date all commodity market index drivers, support project purchasing and sales group on market costs development,
  • Drive commodity savings, strategy, and new program bid list,
  • Support & drive supplier escalations when assigned,
  • Solicit quotations from suppliers to support strategies and benchmarking,
  • Provide sourcing recommendations to Commodity Manager,
  • Work on assigned activities to improve supplier performance metrics related to quality, delivery, service, and cost,
  • Work on supplier VA / VE ideas and development activity to reduce costs,
  • Work in compliance with Purchasing policies and procedures,
  • Issue and maintain purchase orders to local and global supply bases as authorized by the Commodity Manager.



What will make you successful:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, technical discipline, or equivalent work experience required,
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management or related work environment,
  • 5+ years of experience as a buyer,
  • Excellent PC skills (spreadsheets, etc.),
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Functional understanding of BOM’s, MRP, QS9000 & related AIAG practices and standards,
  • Strong team player with the ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams,
  • Ability to negotiate,
  • Ability to multi-task,
  • Solid problem-solving skills,
  • Technical familiarity with a range of materials and manufacturing processes desired.




What we offer:


  • Employment stability,
  • Remarkable opportunity to gain experience by working in a dynamic and international environment,
  • Further development opportunities,
  • Referral bonus program,
  • The employee recognition program,
  • Attractive salary, bonuses, and benefits package including Luxmed medical package, sport package OK System, entertainment events, and many others,
  • Social benefits found,
  • Skills development budget.


What You Can Expect Next:


Our team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.