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Prototype Purchasing Buyer III

Honda North America
United States, California, Torrance
1919 Torrance Boulevard (Show on map)
January 12, 2023
American Honda Motor Co Ohio

Prototype Purchasing Buyer III - Test/TA Dept (Dev-Div)

Location: Marysville, Ohio

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda?

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

Prototype Purchasing Buyer III works with minimal support to carry out a wide range of duties with purchasing and technical teams. Review new business process designs or process design changes for conformance to existing standards and strategies. Power Sports procurement functions, including tool/part cost negotiation/evaluation, cost reduction research, assigned parts/child parts procurement, supplier cost/quality/delivery management and parts procurement delivery/administration. Acts as liaison to suppliers and project design teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review of business processes and proposed changes for enhancement and conformance to PSP business needs with minimal support. Work closely with system development teams to specify, negotiate, and confirm system changes. Identify key stakeholders and include in development and confirmation.
  • Issues Purchase Orders (POs) for all projects. Authorize appropriate supplier selection for existing & new parts, required parts/lead times per drawing issue schedule/delivery dates, and specifications/procurement needs are met. Initiate collaborative efforts with suppliers to obtain Request for Quotes (RFQs) to establish target costs prior to project builds, analyzing supplier quotes and negotiating costs for all projects. Coordinate's parts procurement administration, including tracking open parts requests/orders/changes, generating Open Order Report
  • Specialized knowledge of parts/child parts in assigned area of specialty, drawing specifications/release timing and supplier prototype tooling methods to procure prototype parts/child parts for development/testing activities, including evaluating tools/prototype parts cost/quality and managing lead time to ensure costs within budget, delivery, quality, quantity, and build schedule/testing deadlines.
  • A liaison to suppliers and internal design teams, conducts pre-project build meetings observe/review supplier-tooling methods for quality and cost assessments, monitors suppliers quality/delivery and relays changes in quantity, quality standards and/or deadlines, addresses quality issues and recommends countermeasures, negotiates with suppliers to ensure quality standards are met and coordinates shipment/delivery with limited supervision

Required Work Experience:

  • 6 years' minimum experience, preferably in Power Sports or Automotive Prototype Procurement

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalate in related field.

Desired skills:

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills.
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Understanding of material costs, labor rates and prototype manufacturing methods
  • Solid ability to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Competent investigative, judgment, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Competent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Competent diplomacy, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Competent analytical, organizational, multi-tasking and detail-oriented skills
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Competent working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Power
  • Point)
  • Must be able to possess a high level of confidentiality

Additional Position Factors:

  • Workstyle: Hybrid
  • Travel: 10%

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

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  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Overtime Pay
  • Manager Lease Car Program (No Cost - Car, Maintenance, and Insurance included)
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Career mobility
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.