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Category: Procurement
Location: Puebla, Mexico, Mexico
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Description

Auria is a leading global supplier of highly engineered systems for automotive flooring, acoustical, thermal, aerodynamic and other fiber-based solutions for gas and electric vehicles. With U.S.-based operational headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Auria operates 16 manufacturing, 9 technical and 5 JV locations across 10 countries and employs approximately 3,900 people worldwide. 
 
Responsibilities Overview:  
  • Set strategies under the assigned commodities to improve buying options and total landed cost 
    • Develop suppliers and competitive scenarios. 
    • Plan out the product and service requirements. 
    • Analyze available technologies and processes to understand cost structure. 
    • Drive cost reduction with strong negotiations based on facts and data. 
    • Lead cross functional team in commodity strategy development and present to management. 
  • Cost model 
    • Set “should” cost structures. 
    • Utilize raw material index, cost breakdown and market data to set price trends. 
    • Support budget setup for assigned commodities. 
    • On-site supplier visits to review and understand suppliers process and cost drivers. 
  • Develop supply base 
    • Create supplier panel and publish supplier status internally. 
    • Execute to the supplier status by growing, maintaining, or phasing out according to the strategy. 
    • Negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions. 
    • Develop strong supplier relationships. 
  • Complete Engineering Change Requests (ECR) and Advanced Quote Requests (AQR) 
    • Manage process with request for quote/proposal/info (RFx) 
    • Setup supplier contracts and manage price conditions. 
    • Support customer price agreement by aligning the supplier price index when feasible. 
Requirements  
Education:   
  • BS/BA required (Supply Chain emphasis) 
Experience:   
  • Required 5 years minimum in Supply Chain/Procurement, preferably Automotive Sector 
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