Job Title Marketing Buyer Analyst
Date Posted 10/6/2021
Location Herndon, VA
Status A
Job Type Contract Full-Time
Position Id 200606
Written By FB
Job Description Herndon, VA

Role Summary:

To ensure that all Goods and Services for VW especially but not limited to marketing and sales related services with an annual value of approximately $30+ million are effectively and efficiently procured in a manner which meets all legal, ethical, and VW Group Sourcing process guidelines
The role will establish and maintain relationships with Business Units and suppliers to aid in determining the most appropriate and cost-efficient solutions based on business needs.

Role Responsibilities:

Strategic Commodity Sourcing (70%)

Lead buyer for marketing and sales related services
· Develop and execute category management strategies cooperatively with VW business units to maximize commercial leverage
· Assist in developing specifications, bid terms and contractual language for competitive bid processes according to the VW Group purchasing standards
· Develop and implement pricing and commercial term negotiation strategies
· Evaluate bids, negotiate terms & pricing, and present recommended supplier to sourcing committees
· Document sourcing activities through VW Group global purchasing system “GLOBE”
· Provide resolution of purchasing-related problems with other functions within VWGoA and VW Group companies
· Maintain current project tracking system that can be easily accessed and understood in buyer’s absence
·Coordinate Purchasing activities and benchmark globally with other VW Group Purchasing colleagues
Supplier Management (10%)
· Analyze supply base and competition with reference to price, capacity, and quality as well as monitor the integration of current and potential suppliers in order to establish a sound supplier base
· Assist supplier registration process on database
Strategic Activities and Projects (20%)
· Identify opportunities for process improvement
· Initiate & implement special strategic Purchasing projects & Cost reduction initiatives
· Train other buyers on proper process and procedure, providing direction and guidance as needed


Years of Experience:
•2+ years of Professional Experience

•Bachelor degree or equivalent in business or other relevant field of study - required
•MBA degree - desired

•Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason
•Problem solving – creating options and solutions
•Integration – joining people, processes or systems
•Resource management and prioritization
•Displays professional integrity
•Demonstrates commitment to self-improvement
•Track record of success in conflict resolution
•Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software

Specialized Skills:

•Self-motivated with ability to work independently
•Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels within the organization and with outside vendors / suppliers
•Flexibility and professionalism in dealing with suppliers and internal customers
•Ability to manage collaborative strategic procurement projects across multiple brands, business units and/or affiliate locations
•Influencing and negotiation skills
•Strong verbal & written communication and presentation skills
•Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
•Strong Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel)Proficiency in MS Office programs (especially Excel)
•Proven negotiation and problem solving skills

•German language capability
•Ability to network across cultures/languages
•Experienced in data-driven decision analysis
•Change management & Project Management experience
•Global automotive procurement experience
•SAP Knowledge

Work Flexibility:

Willingness to
•Travel domestically as well as internationally (Germany / Mexico)
•Work evenings and weekends if necessary