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Ø Job Description
The Buyer is responsible to provide support on Procurement activities such as PO Creation and Modification, Material Creation and Modification, work closely with vendors to improve On Time Delivery, respond to vendor queries, manage Blocked invoices and negotiate with suppliers.
This buyer will be responsible for the inter-company order processes.
Place purchase orders and administrate purchase orders to ensure quality material is delivered on time.
Send the Purchase order to suppliers along with Terms and Conditions
Receive supplier acknowledgements and ensure the PO due dates are accurately maintained in the system
Perform follow-up on missing Order Acknowledgement dates and educate suppliers to confirm each order in 48 hours from receiving it
Manage Past due POs by extracting weekly Past due report, identify the Past Due POs and contact the vendors by e-mail / phone to request the order to be delivered and educate suppliers to respect the need by date
Manage Push-in and Pull-out Purchase Order due dates, as needed, to prevent production disruptions, delays, downtime and excess inventory.
Resolve Supplier delivery problems (late and early receipts) in an aggressive and timely manner and escalate for assistance as required.
Support supplier quality problem resolution. Return defective material to suppliers and issue PO’s to replace non-conforming material.
Assist and support management of Inactive, Obsolete and Excess inventories.
Participate to Weekly calls with the site to discuss process performance
Prepare reports for metrics such as OTTR, Open Orders and fill in the results in the Tier 3 file
Request quotation from suppliers based on the requests received from site
Negotiate and generate cost savings or working capital savings
Provide analysis when needed for supplier spend / Purchase Order created
Demonstrate an active commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery and Lead Time.
Maintain and document all process changes in the Standard Works to ensure all steps are documented and misses are reduced up to zero
Maintain OTD >
Willing to travel to the supported Site
YOU MUST HAVE
The candidate must have advanced English skills.
Excellent execution skills and reply with urgency to the requests received from sites
Solid experience in assembly industry with specialization in the Procurement / Supply Chain domain.
The candidate should have prior experience in Operational Procurement and preferably Direct Procurement
The candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills with all levels of employeesand management as the candidate will be required to liaise with Sourcing and Supplier counterparts in US, EMEA, APAC regions.
Previous experience in dealing with ERP systems as SAP
German, Dutch skills are an advantage, but not required
Strong analytical and innovative mindset to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Able to articulate points of view with senior leaders, but execute plans when directed
Demonstrate actionable results by delivering against targets for financial performance business impact
Strong project management skills including the ability to manage priorities and workflow
Demonstrated ability to think strategically but detailed oriented to support ideology with facts
Exposure to Six Sigma & Project Management is also desirable.