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Strategic Sourcing Buyer - Indirect

Company: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

What you will do

As a Buyer in Procurement, you will lead the implementation of corporate initiatives and create and/or identify cost savings projects in plants and engage the improvement of the trade working capital. This position is responsible for an annual indirect material spend from $60-125 Million across multiple (10+) locations.

How you will do it

* Implements supply chain strategies provided by corporate procurement. Evaluates savings opportunities, launches initiatives and manages implementation as a project manager. Focuses on indirect spend categories such as MRO, OEM spare parts, Forklifts, etc.
* Meet or exceed annual goals related to cost and trade working capital
* Propose and report Regional/Low spend Category strategies to support site purchased material
* Interpolate and cleanse (validate spend and align category code) for site spends
* Implement strategies and actions to reduce suppliers, standardization and/or demand management
* Prepare, review and analyze RFx documents, lead the negotiation process with suppliers
* Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of key metrics.
* Support trade working capital improvement and associated ERP changes.
* Ensure compliance with JCI BOS and SOX procedures
* Clearly understand the needs of the plants, spend control and analytics by plant to provide inputs to the Category team about existing strategies or new strategies. Create and fill the roadmap of the assigned plants and keep the reports accurate.
* Resolves escalation issues and find resolution including contract compliance failures.
* Works with minimal supervision and may be assisted by entry and intermediate level employees.
* Interfaces between other Business units, corporate procurement and manufacturing facilities
* Proactive work with local indirect buyers to identify savings/efficiency opportunities
* Purchases assigned items at the best cost from reliable sources, following established standards for quality, quantity, and other factory requirements of the business
* Advises management of improvements on standard materials and equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes

What we look for

Required skills/experience

* Bachelor's degree in related field
* Three years or more of manufacturing experience in planning, project management or purchasing.
* Indirect procurement experience.
* Good PC / software knowledge/skills Proficiency in Excel.
* Experience in cost analysis, strong analytical skills & business acumen
* Proficiency in ERP/MRP and its impact on a multi-plant supply chain.
* Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and hold others accountable.
* Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize organizational goals with the needs of the customer.
* Can review projects, monitor and analyze progress and make and/or recommend changes as required.
* Perform a situational appraisal and implement a solution.
* High level negotiation skills, Self-Management, Self-Motivated
* Flexibility to travel up to 30% (global and domestic)


Bachelor's degree specifically in the following: Supply Chain, Logistics, and Operations Management.

Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit

Keywords: Johnson Controls, Inc., Boca Raton , Strategic Sourcing Buyer - Indirect, Professions , Boca Raton, Florida

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