Purchasing Specialist MGS III

Location Plymouth, MI, USA

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the top 40 automotive suppliers worldwide, has shaped the industry with innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics. In addition, the company is one of the most important partners of the aftermarket and independent workshops. What motivates us: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow and fostering the central market trends such as autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitization as well as individualization. Every day, more than 40,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.


Purchasing Specialist (plastic and resins)


  • Helping to Control material group management responsibility for defined material group.
  • Observing the market situation as well as coordinating, implementing and guaranteeing purchasing activities for the respective material group.
  • Involvement in the negotiation and conclusion of supplier frame contracts (including pricing) as well as in the planning of the material group.
  • Definition of technical and commercial saving measures to reduce material costs.
  • The Material Group Specialist is responsible for the purchase of materials with the high complexity and purchasing volume, which meet or over achieve purchasing targets in the dimensions of "Cost", "Time" and "Quality".


  • Analyze the purchasing market with respect to business division targets and requirements as well as Prepare and update the supplier matrix, prepare qualified supplier evaluations. Build up alternative suppliers to reduce costs, achieve technical, quality and other defined targets, according to business division requirements in agreement with cross functional responsible involved.
  • Implementation and supporting preparation of a purchasing strategy for the material group in defined strategy team and Establish a standard and optimized supplier basis to realize synergies by bundling purchasing volume, concentrating on efficient suppliers and optimizing the process chain.
  • Define material cost changes (budgeting) in agreement with the HCs and superior in order to create an aligned planning basis and to achieve business division objectives.
  • Generate measures and support the measure generation for commercial and technical optimization of components or purchase volume to reduce costs and improve quality and security of supply.
  • Analyze suppliers in cooperation with the suppliers, identify opportunities for improvement and derive corresponding qualification measures, involving internal organizational units, in order to optimize the process chain between the supplier and Hella.
  • Ensure transparency and consolidation of supplier and material data in order to guarantee a standardized data basis available to everyone.
  • Consolidate the annual material requirements in the group of goods and carry out central negotiations with suppliers (granting) to achieve optimum purchasing prices through bundling.
  • Leading in initiating talks and in carrying out negotiations and preparing contracts to reduce costs, as well as to optimize procedures between supplier and Hella and to enforce Hella interests taking into account schedules, quality, quantity and delivery conditions.
  • Summarize and document purchasing activities derived from the purchasing targets to trigger and implement the necessary measures.

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HELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc.
Mr. Dwayne Harris
43811 Plymouth Oaks Blvd. Plymouth Twp.
48170 Plymouth, Michigan