Commodity Buyer

Autoliv is currently looking to fill the role of a Segment Buyer at its Technical Center in Queretaro, Mexico (MXM). This role will be responsible for Divisional Segment Purchasing of Mag, Resin, PU, Wood and standard components in support of Autoliv’s Steering Wheel Product Line.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work within a purchasing team to create a purchasing strategy for a segment of goods.
  • Support Lead Buyer & Global Lead Buyer.
  • Evaluate vendor quotes, services, and savings, to determine the most desirable suppliers.
  • Work all aspects of vendor relationship management and lifecycle.
  • Support divisional workshops & Zero-Defect Strategy with Supplier Quality.
  • Support Steering Wheel Product Line Team.
  • Support specific Standard Components; Raw Materials for ANA Steering Wheel. 
  • Meet stated KPIs for MPV, Supplier Consolidation, NCM, WCC, etc.
  • Develop best in class suppliers (Cost, Quality, Delivery).
  • Responsible for negotiations, cost modeling, LTA, Resourcing, & other.
  • Implement VEVAs & resourcing determined utilizing AS.
  • Dual source where applicable and mitigate risk & supply issues.
  • Strategically source all new business in-line with Steering Wheel Strategy per AS57.
  • Conduct SRM & SRP supplier risk analysis.
  • Utilize global AGPS & Supplier Board system keeping up-to-date.


A Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering, as well as minimum of 3 years' experience working as a Buyer in the Automotive Industry is required.  

Other requirements and skills include:

  • Responsive and customer-focused with a demonstrated use of professional judgment.
  • Experience interfacing with internal and external customers globally.
  • Familiarity with automotive quality requirements.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, plus proficiency in Microsoft Office; specifically writing Microsoft Excel Macros.
  • Results-oriented with ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment prioritizing tasks and decisions in a timely manner.
  • Detailed-oriented with strong negotiation and analytical skills with a passion for quality and continuous improvement.
  • Command of purchasing skill set including strategic planning, problem solving and cost analysis.
  • Strong understanding of raw materials is preferred
  • Knowledge of AGPS and/or PLM databases considered an asset.
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically and/or internationally, as required.


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