Project Buyer

03_Professionals (commercial)
BU3 Thermal Management


Position located within the Thermal Management North America Project Purchasing team in Farmington HIlls, MI.

Project Buyer works to fulfill customer deliverables for all purchasing requirements of the project (cost targets, supplier PPAP timing, USMCA content, and updates project team on all critical items.



  • Lead of Purchasing activities for purchase components and material as a key member of the project core team within the Product Development Process (PDP). Regional or global responsibility as assigned. 
  • Work with Engineering at initial design concept to attain target cost
  • Evaluate and assess supplier’s quotations to ensure commercial, technical and quality objectives are achieved. Evaluate and provide component costing based on program BOM timing
  • Schedule technical component reviews
  • Lead sourcing decision, in accordance to MAHLE Purchasing Procedures and work with commodity buyer (regional and global) to leverage best overall landed costs
  • Ensure purchased components meet all program milestones, track and coordinate progress between suppliers and development team
  • Communicate supplier risks to project team
  • Effectively communicate with development team members throughout MAHLE Behr facilities worldwide including the generation and presentation of project status updates to management.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or Business Administration
  • At least 3 years of experience in Purchasing or other Supply Chain related field in an automotive environment (cross-functional exposure preferred)
  • Specialized skills in negotiation, financial cost analysis and market analysis Ability to read blue prints and specifications required
  • Strong time and project management, problem solving and continuous improvement skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes (stamping, injection molding, casting)
  • Focus on deadlines and target objectives
  • Strong team player, ability to coordinate cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills



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Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  Purchasing
Department:  BU3 Thermal Management

Troy, MI, US

Company:  MAHLE Behr USA Inc. (US)

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