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Senior Tooling Buyer

Honda North America
paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, Ohio, Raymond
May 20, 2024
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, LLC.

Senior Tooling Buyer

Location: Raymond, OH

Workstyle: Hybrid

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:

The Senior Tooling Buyer is responsible for managing the overall tooling, design change, and trial part maturation (increased complexity) readiness throughout the new model development cycle. Considering impact and risk to trial event readiness, effectively complete analysis of tool shipment lead times and cost to ensure on-time delivery of maturated parts to North American facilities. Effectively communicate and work with North American suppliers to ensure on-time achievement of project goals.

Responsibilities include:

* Issue and manage Tool Release for new model tools and equipment. Correlate tooling lead-times and die go readiness with Supplier and Design. Support recovery activity to ensure part maturation achievement.

* Review and issue design change and CRF application, negotiate with supplier as needed. Review and assess supplier compensation requests as a result of design change activity.

* Lead supplier readiness activity for new and critical suppliers to ensure project targets are achieved at key development stages

* Manage one or more Senior Tooling Buyer level special projects targeting improvement plans for department process efficiency and cost reduction

* Prepare and conduct a transfer of relevant new model information to the mass production team. Support production recovery efforts as requested.

* Mentor and support team of associates for the department with Tool Release, Design Change, and Cost technical know-how

Who we are seeking:

Required Education:

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience (Business or Supply Chain Management Degree preferred)

Required Work Experience:

* 2 - 3 years of Purchasing or Logistics experience

Desired skills:

* Successful completion of CL3 level or equivalent years of experience in industry

* Strong project management skills

* Manage supplier relationships

* Work in teams to build consensus

* Multi-task

* Good problem-solving skills

* Strong excel

Additional Position Factors:

* Position I Hybrid (60% in Office, 40% Remote)

* International travel may be required once or twice a year with an average length of 1-2 weeks per trip (5%), depends on desk and overall activity

* Willingness to work overtime due to the cyclical business needs of our NM launches.

* Open office environment with moderate level of noise and activity.

* Office base work with travel required (as much as 2-3 days/week. Travel may increase during critical development periods and could have potential last-minute travel due to crisis support

* Possible shift time adjustment to support critical development phases or production support requests.

* Regular occurrence of communicating and presenting information in groups for evaluation purposes.

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:

* Competitive Base Salary

* Annual Bonus

* Manager Car Program

* 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.

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