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Transportation Commodity Buyer

Location Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Job ID J000637238

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My Role:

  • Plan, define, carry-out strategic commodity sourcing activities both small and large.
  • Prepare procurement scope for each exercise, collect and prepare SOW and related documents for each commodity bid released.
  • As the main point of contact, maintain and develop the bidding process, including costing lanes for RFP’s, analyzing potential business, contributing to bid strategy, etc.
  • Find gaps in carrier lane coverage, partnering with strategic and core carriers to ensure service performance standards are met.
  • Understand vendor capabilities, identify opportunities for alternative sources and arrangements, and make recommendations to reduce cost and risk, and optimize working capital.
  • Serve as an escalation point for correcting systemic vendor performance issues as well as incidental urgent issues within the managed logistics spend categories.
  • As a commodity and SME create metrics by which to measure your business partners (carriers) to ensure they are living up to expectations, SOW, and defined performance requirements.
  • Initiate, grow and, maintain provider relationships including – strategy development, qualification development, carrier development.
  • Continuously work with carriers and partners to negotiate improved performance and cost reductions and mitigations.
  • Actively monitor and develop KPI’s to ensure business objectives are being met and measured to organizational goals.
  • Make recommendations and/or take corrective action to manage performance as appropriate and be an integral part of the disciplinary and termination process when necessary.
  • Utilize technology to fully understand market conditions and make necessary network adjustments.
  • Analyze market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
  • Prepare and present monthly category updates which are to include pre identified KPIs and “state of the commodity”.

My background:

  • 2 - 5 years of experience in the logistics / supply chain industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Operations Management or related Logistics field. (required)
  • Excellent bilingual Spanish - English language skills, both verbal and written. (required)
  • Freight Payment / Transportation Management System experience (preferred)
  • Must have strong attention to detail and effective communications skills.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Must be skilled in Problem Solving / Process Improvement.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations.
  • Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required.
  • Must be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platforms.
  • Availability to travel to US & Mexico when required.

Aptiv Rewards & Advantages:

  • Interesting career in a leading, world-recognized company;
  • Opportunity to professional growth and personal development in an international environment
  • Ability to implement own ideas and solutions

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger:

  • Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some see technology. We see a way to make connections:

  • At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 160,000 of us globally, located in 44 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.

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