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Johnson Controls, Inc.* Strategic Sourcing Buyer in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11348189

What you will doYou are responsible for all operational and advanced procurement activities within the given sub-commodities while ensuring compliance with overall JCI objectives, strategies and BOS procedures. You are also responsible for the management of all suppliers within the commodity group.How you will do it1. Coordination of Program Procurement activities over specific Product Business Units to ensure excellent product launches2. Control and approval of all Program Procurement activities specified in PDP and decisions in line with customer demands and category strategies3. Ensure smooth product launches by controlling the acquisition, sourcing on time, in line with cost book and VSR targets, maintaining procurement results until start of production4. Guarantee financial control over complex, modular programs from phase 0-5 and over lifetime5. Ensure the cost-, quality and time-oriented supply of all required goods, materials, equipments and services under compliance with the respective business plans, budgets and targets6. Initiate and support of proper Make or Buy decisions7. Initiate and support MBBP Activities (incl. VA / VE and Kaizen activities)8. Guarantee compliance with BOS, PDP and POS procedures9. Manage the Suppliers within the given programs (Request for Quotes RFQ, change management, contract negotiations, payment queries, dispute resolutions etc.)10. Support to implement strategies and actions to reduce suppliers, in line with agreed targets11. Support implementation of Global Commodity strategies12. Implement strategies and actions to achieve FY (Fiscal Year) cost reduction goals, including PO-to-PO (Purchasing Order) reductions and rebates13. Support accurate and timely reporting of key measurables14. Improve working capital through optimum payment terms15. Implementation and continuous improvement of standardization activities16. Support and implement diversity strategies

What we look for

Required Skills/Experience Bachelors degree with 3-5 years of 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.