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Direct Buyer

Saltillo - Mexico

May 04, 2021

Full time


Lead the development and management of certain global/regional commodity strategies designed to leverage BW collective purchasing power and maximize synergistic opportunities to optimize supplier performance, reduced total supply costs while meeting our technology expectations throughout the supply chain. Ensure commodity plan deliverables meet designed strategies. Negotiate key supplier contracts. Provide global leadership in the communication, implementation, coordination, and enforcement of commodity strategies.

Advanced English
Advanced SAP Management


The Senior Buyer will lead direct material suppliers/contracts with the objective of reducing material cost and achieving targets as well as other Global Supply Chain metrics. S/he will select, develop and lead the supply base for existing production material. This position is located in Saltillo, Mexico reporting to the Plant Purchasing Manager.


  • Negotiates long-term agreements for production components.
  • Strategizes the purchasing of components locally and globally with support of the Global Commodity Managers.
  • Plans, organizes, tracks, and communicates information related to production suppliers.
  • Builds and develops new cost reduction ideas.
  • Selects suppliers for existing products through effective use of validated procurement skills in an automotive environment.
  • Recommends supplier process utilization by interpreting blueprints and evaluating customer needs.
  • Explore and pursue cost reduction opportunities and negotiates in cost recoveries.
  • Explores available and new technologies in the market and implements standard methodologies related to purchasing activities.
  • Develops new suppliers that meet cost, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Evaluates part designs with engineering, quality and suppliers to acquire optimum efficiencies.
  • Maintains database updates while monitors suppliers metrics and performance.
  • Supports other functions when required due to low suppliers’ performance in quality or deliveries.


  • Requires a Bachelor's in Business or Engineering
  • 5+ years in Supply Management experience in an automotive production environment
  • Strong Technical Skills
  • Experience with high spend and complex commodities
  • Success in Manufacturing, Supplier Quality, Problem Solving, and Process Improvement initiatives
  • Negotiation experience
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time


  • Project Management Experience
  • C.P.M. or C.I.P.M. or Equivalent
  • Advanced English Advanced SAP Management


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner Safety Policy, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.


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