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Ford Motor Company Manager Battery Electronics Commodities in Des Moines, Iowa

What you'll do...

Major Responsibilities:

• Commodities: Onboard Chargers, DCDCs, Onboard Generators and Combo Units.

• Desk includes current model programs as well as future model programs

• Current model turnover $450M

• Future model turnover expected to grow significantly allowing significant opportunity for professional growth and visibility

• Lead team of 3 to 4 buyers to source commodities on time, with quality and satisfy program targets.

• Develop supplier and commodity long term holistic strategies to optimize relationship, costs and quality.

• Understand physicals of the parts, supplier costs, cost estimates, and cost gaps to estimates

• Coach and lead escalations to drive for data transparency from the supply base to support fact based negotiations to deliver cost targets.

• Primary focus is on effectively negotiating to achieve Best Cost at Job 1and drive TVM reductions to eliminate cost gaps

• Lead team to develop sourcing strategies, issue/analyze RFQs, supplier negotiation/selection, execute Sourcing Contracts

• Provide support to India PO execution Buying Team

• Work with global counterparts (Europe and China) to develop and maintain commodity strategy

• Treat suppliers with respect while holding them accountable for all aspects of delivery (product, quotes, cost, Q1 scores, etc)

• Communicate and establish strong relationships with ES Engineering counterparts to understand their needs and needs of the programs

• Work closely with ES Engineering team to drive and continue to develop commodity sourcing strategies

• Willingness to travel as required, Hybrid position if located in Metro Detroit areas, 3 days in office expected. If outside Detroit, remote will be considered

You'll have...

• 5 years management experience and expertise in commodities

• Minimum Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Supply Chain or related field

Even better, you may have...

• Excitement to be on the leading edge of the Ford EV revolution and willingness to bring enthusiasm and creative thinking to a dynamic space

• Ability to maintain positive attitude and influence the team culture when faced with demanding internal and customer expectations and changing requirements.

• Strategic mindset thinking higher level and longer term than the staff reports to what a deal and relationship with a supplier should look like holistically for the organization and Ford.

• Purchasing policy and process knowledge with experience using Purchasing tools and systems.

• Creative thinker/problem solver and ability to consider multiple points of view (flexibility)

• Strong leadership, interpersonal, and analytical skills.

• Strong negotiation skills with ability to create leverage.

• Good planning skills and ability to stay organized while managing multiple components and programs.

• Good written and oral communication skills.

• Curiosity and drive to understand what the competition is doing in this product space.

• Understanding and sensitivity to political, economic and cultural differences.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

• Tuition assistance

• Established and active employee resource groups

• Paid time off for individual and team community service

• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here: (;!!N_LtwI-RPugbI9wg0dJn!FVgr3WSS7lIF1GaC2KjzR8p0RFFdLao7wv-M-HJX-lModqRXFb6xEIF9DxDl-zAEaaZvdNNF746IHVKJ$)

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


Requisition ID : 25676