Commodity Buyer


Spartanburg, NC, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Procurement 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 13709 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage ‘directed buy’ suppliers pricing with coordination from sales team, plant controlling and suppliers.
  • Manage ‘directed buy’ supplier contracts and negotiations of such contracts with global suppliers.
  • Surveils the local procurement markets, informing the Commodity Managers of relevant trends/developments
  • Negotiates with regional suppliers (new business decisions, annual price and savings negotiations) in agreement with Commodity Manager
  • Carries out request for Quotations, Bid Analysis and supplier recommendations in agreement with Commodity Manager
  • Executes supplier visits/audits with Supplier Quality Engineers
  • Conducts cost analysis activities with Cost Analysis Team
  • Provides assistance to the Commodity Managers for tenders, regular audits and supplier evaluations
  • Responsible for everyday communication with suppliers
  • Carries out contract management, incl. contract data maintenance
  • Manages Engineering Change Process in production phase (i.e. Process "Make & Deliver")
  • Troubleshoots (supports technical and time-critical ad-hoc requests/requirements)
  • Executes measures in the area of commodity reporting and performance measurement
  • Develops and updates templates, tools and standards in conjunction with the Competence Center
  • Ensures regular communication with internal, external interfaces
  • Communicate effectively between business unit and purchasing.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects (multi-task)
  • Track status of programs including financial status.
  • Conduct buyer responsible APQP with suppliers
  • Create RFQ's with detailed information.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
  • Years of working experience: 3-5 years
  • Commodity Buying experience
  • Occasional travel required (approx. 20%)
  • Minimum 2 years automotive industry experience
  • Skill in the following areas: Negotiation, Cost Analysis, APQP, Project management


Your contact

Casondra Meerschaert 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 248 364-7274 


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The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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