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Honda North America
United States, Ohio, East Liberty
May 13, 2022
Description


Honda has a clear vision for the future in 2030, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for people with the individual skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. We are seeking diversity of thought and experience to drive innovation and help us make fully informed decisions.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing mass production part ordering and delivery through effective planning, communication, and supplier interface. This role also applies technical and problem-solving skills to prevent impact to operations and support achievement of department targets. In your pursuit of impeccable quality, you set and execute the strategy, and manage customer and vendor relations. Your endless curiosity will drive innovative activities.

At Honda, our associates take pride in their responsibilities. A typical day for a Delivery Buyer will include:



  • A thorough understanding and accurate maintenance of process related systems
  • Establish and maintain communication networks with supply base to promote positive relationship focused on delivery performance
  • Identify, evaluate, and escalate critical issues to management to ensure appropriate allocation of resources in a timely manner
  • Continually develop communication networks, both external and internal, to ensure operational success and department awareness
  • Collaborate with departments project leaders to support all specified Mass Production (Site Delivery Frame) department projects to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI) targets
  • Collaboration with other departments/experts for development or improvement of characteristics to reduce impact to the department(s)
  • Understand and manage New Model and Mass Production design change activity to ensure quality and minimize Production impact and cost
  • Maintain reporting and Gemba activity for root cause analysis / countermeasure implementation to solve complex problems
  • Strive for continuous improvement through cycling Plan Do Check Action (PDCA) for area of responsibility to ensure associate success
  • Develop capability of self, colleagues, and team through training, mentoring, and sharing of experiences in the area of technical expertise and understanding for succession planning and team growth
  • Support company vision through Business Plan, Marutoku, and other department initiatives in areas of knowledge and technical expertise


We are looking for qualified people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, open minds, and a disciplined work ethic. To bring the future to Honda as a Delivery Buyer you must have:



  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent related experience (4 years' experience if no degree in related field)
  • Knowledge of basic inventory management and manufacturing workflow
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work with limited direction
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems in a team-based work environment.
  • Consistently identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Collect data and apply business knowledge to solve a range of problems
  • Effectively lead project themes
  • Effectively sell ideas, securing buy-in from individuals or team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


Total Rewards



  • Competitive Base Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Bonus Program
  • 401K Program
  • Honda Product Programs


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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