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Component Supply / Procurement Specialist

Company: Honda North America
Location: Troy
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

American Honda Motor Co Description 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 that 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 EX2 Component position in the Powertrain group is the primary liaison with AHM's parts supplier network and Japan to ensure component part availability from specific suppliers to support manufacturing operations at several sites and new core builds at the Plants.

The specialist has a working knowledge of the supplier network, internal Honda operations; sound understanding of activities necessary to support manufacturing functions and the development of initiatives to improve supplier performance. The specialist's responsibilities include: Communicating forecasted data for timely raw material procurement and production planning, inventory ordering and management, develop effective working relationships with suppliers and plants; expediting, delivery coordination, follow through on backorder issues; on-site supplier visits to monitor and analyse compliance with policies and procedures; build out planning and preparation, new model support and complete business operation special projects.

The specialist will work directly with Honda Plants in a supply specialist and procurement function. The specialist will create build out plans and negotiate non-current supply, minimum order quantities and frequency of builds and be responsible to procure and set up all non-current component parts and supply back to the Plant for these builds.

In addition, the specialist is responsible to manage all aspects of component part inventory. This includes forecasting and ordering to suppliers, working with the remanufacture to manage usage rates, managing PC89 (off site) inventory at the remanufacturer, ensuring safety stock levels to reduce air shipments, reviewing, and entering scrap, create yearly inventory goals to reduce on hand inventory while sequencing parts to both the remanufacturer and the plants.

The specialist is also responsible for build out at the component part suppliers, which includes calculating life- time purchase of any component parts (including usage rates), supporting tooling transfers, and ensuring receipt of product.

Additionally, the specialist works directly with Japan (CFO) to set up, forecast and order component parts. They are the direct contact between AHM and Japan for RB parts. The contact also calculates lifetime purchases and negotiates non-current supply from Honda Japan plants and their suppliers.

Responsibilities include:

Component part ordering and expediting from Japan and domestic suppliers to support the non-current manufacturing of transmissions at the Honda and Remanufacturing plants.
Supplier and Honda plant performance responsibility to make sure that parts are shipped on time to meet or exceed department KOI objectives for customer backorder and inventory level objectives.
Management of transmission buildout activities with suppliers, Honda Plants, and Japan to ensure no impact of service part availability for Honda and Acura customers.
LET process support and back up at the Remanufacturing plant.
Offsite component inventory storage and management at the Remanufacturing plant.
Special projects as assigned to support the fiscal year business plan or department objectives.

Qualifications Who we are seeking:

We are looking for qualified people and diverse background and experiences, open minds, and a disciplined work ethic, to bring the future to Honda.

Required Work Experience:

4-5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Manufacturing, or equivalent work experience

Desired skills:

Familiar with procurement practices, preferably in a manufacturing environment
Financial analysis (inventory management, etc.)
Demonstrated PC skills (Excel, Access, Teams, Mainframe)
Negotiating skills (supplier and plant performance, etc.)
Planning / organizing skills (time management, minimal supervision, etc.)
Communication skills (effective written and oral communication)

What differentiates Honda and makes us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

Competitive base salary

Pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to geographic location, work experience, education, etc.

Annual Bonus
Industry-leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, and personal days
401K Plan with company match + additional contribution

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.

Keywords: Honda North America, Dayton , Component Supply / Procurement Specialist, Other , Troy, Ohio

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