The Tools & Equipment (m/f) buyer is responsible for the sourcing of the tools, fixtures, gages and checking fixtures, equipment and packaging necessary for the in-house production of the client's interior systems plants.
The activities of the Tool and Equipment Buyer start during the acquisition phase of new
programs, end with the successful transfer of the serial production in plants and follow the framework of the Program Management System (PMS).
Prepare the sourcing strategy according to the needed technologies and available supplier panel
Ensure suppliers selection from the agreed supplier panel identified in cooperation with the commodity buyers
Create and manage the request for quotations to the suppliers
Analyze and review the supplier quotations according to the specifications together with the engineering and program teams
Negotiate with the suppliers to reach the timing, cost, quality and technical requirements of the programs
Conduct the supplier nomination process
Create the purchase orders in SAP
Direct performance follow-up during the program phase
Follow and negotiate modifications, ensure quality during the program phase, respect delivery deadlines
Ensure that the program phase reviews, or « gate » reviews are supported within the framework of the Program Management System (PMS).