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Buyer II
Milwaukee , Wisconsin
December 14, 2017
Is responsible for all operational and advanced purchasing activities within the given sub-commodity while ensuring compliance with overall JCI objectives, strategies and BOS procedures. Is responsible for the management of all suppliers within the commodity group.

  1. Coordination of Program Purchasing activities over specific business units to ensure excellent product launches
  2. Control and approval of all Program Purchasing activities specified in the new product development process and decisions in line with customer demands and commodity strategies
  3. Ensure smooth project launches by controlling the acquisition, sourcing on time, in line with cost target, maintaining purchasing results through release to sale
  4. Guarantee financial control over complex, modular programs from phase 0-5 and over lifetime
  5. Ensure the cost-, quality and time-oriented supply of all required goods, materials, equipment's and services under compliance with the respective business plans, budgets and targets
  6. Initiate and support of proper Make or Buy decisions
  7. Initiate and support cost model & related Activities (incl. VA / VE and Kaizen activities)
  8. Guarantee compliance with business operating procedures
  9. Manage the Suppliers within the given programs (Request for Quotes RFQ, change management, contract negotiations, payment queries, dispute resolution etc.)
  10. Support to implement strategies and actions to reduce suppliers, in line with agreed targets
  11. Support implementation of Global Commodity strategies
  12. Support proactive cooperation with BT&S (Building business) & PS (Power Solution) Divisions in order to leverage volumes and common supplier sourcing
  13. Implement strategies and actions to achieve FY (Fiscal Year) cost reduction goals, including PO-to-PO (Purchasing Order) reductions and rebates
  14. Support accurate and timely reporting of key measures
  15. Improve working capital through optimum payment terms
  16. Implementation and continuous improvement of standardization activities
  17. Support and implement diversity strategies.

  • Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years' experience in procurement including buying and managing commodities
  • Ability to gather, relate and summarize information into logical conclusions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Highly motivated individual capable of handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, planning, administration and team playing skills.
  • Requires advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to use business systems software.

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