We like it when our employees have goals. What about you? Are you ready to grow with your challenges? MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. With our product portfolio we address all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. Today, some 78.000 employees work on innovative products at 170 production locations and 16 major development centers.

Share professional know-how, develop ideas and take on responsibility. At MAHLE Filter Systems North America, Inc. in Troy, Michigan as

Project Buyer

  • Leads Purchasing activities for purchase components and material as a key member of the project core team within the Product Development Process (PDP). Regional and global as assigned
  • Work with Engineering at initial design concept to assist with attaining target cost
  • Inquire, evaluate and select suppliers according to the approved supplier panel, MAHLE Specifications, quality expectations, and market competitiveness
  • Conduct supplier evaluations and process audits for purchased components based on feasibility
  • Schedules technical component reviews
  • Evaluate and assess supplier’s quotations to ensure commercial, technical and quality requirements are achieved. Evaluate and provide component costing based on program BOM timing
  • Lead sourcing decision committees, in accordance to MAHLE Purchasing Procedures and work with commodity buyer (regional and global) to leverage best overall landed costs
  • In conjunction with Quality and Engineer create list of critical purchased components
  • Ensure completion of purchased component APQP
  • Coordinate simultaneous engineering with suppliers
  • Communicate supplier risks to project team
  • Track and report savings
  • B.A. or B.S in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial) required
  • 3-5 years purchasing, engineering, or business experience in an Automotive Manufacturing Tier 1 environment (cross-functional exposure preferred - technical and commercial experience)
  • Strong negotiation, financial cost analysis, market analysis, continuous improvement, problem solving, time and project management skills
  • Ability to read blue prints and specifications required
  • Familiarity with Quality and Manufacturing tools such as S.P.C., Pokayoke, Pareto Analysis, Cause-Effect Analysis
  • Exposure or participation in VA/VE and lean activities
  • Specialized skills in the area of strategic planning, risk analysis/management, effective research methods, benchmarking, flow charting, brainstorming, QS-9000,ISO 14001, TS 16949 standards, interviewing, conflict resolution, and an understanding of contract law, terms and conditions, and economic factors are required

We offer you excellent opportunities for growth and development, tailored specifically for you. We ensure this through regular meetings focused on feedback and a diverse training program. We value outstanding performance. That’s why our goal is to work with you on a long-term basis. We not only encourage you to reach your potential, we also offer performance-based pay and flexible working options for your different stages of life. Go your path – with us.

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Mr. Richard Blasciuc is available to answer any questions at

EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled

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