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Buyer II


Job Summary

Johnson Controls
Norman, OK
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Buyer II

About the Job

What you will love about Johnson Controls:

We've been dedicated to protecting the environment since our invention of the electric thermostat in 1885, which provided a fundamental shift in the energy efficiency of buildings.  Now, all over the world, our products and services employer customers and communities to consume less energy and conserve resources.

  • Global, innovative, industry leader

  • #70 on Fortune’s most admired companies list

  • Embraces diversity

  • Growth opportunities abound

  • Fast paced, evolving company, always learning, always adapting

  • Great benefits; including Healthcare related wellness discounts,  great 401k match, company funded retirement program, vacation, sick time, floating holidays and national holidays

Johnson Controls is a large, Fortune 100 company.  Where does this position fit in?

In the Buildings, Technologies and Solutions business unit, the Global Product Business team is responsible for partnering with leaders across the 10 Product Business Units (PBU's) to align strategic business needs with supply solutions, optimize day-to-day supply-base performance; and optimize the selection of suppliers and products for New Product Introduction (NPI) programs. 

Our Norman, OK plant is one of our customer showcase facilities for the Global Product Business unit and a great place to launch a long career with Johnson Controls. 


What you will do:

You are responsible for all operational and advanced procurement activities within the given sub-commodities while ensuring compliance with overall JCI objectives, strategies and BOS procedures. You are also responsible for the management of all suppliers within the commodity group.


How you will do it:

  1. Coordination of Program Procurement activities over specific Product Business Units to ensure excellent product launches

  2. Control and approval of all  Program Procurement activities specified in PDP and decisions in line with customer demands and category strategies

  3. Ensure smooth product launches by controlling the acquisition, sourcing on time, in line with cost book and VSR targets, maintaining procurement results until start of production

  4. Guarantee financial control over complex, modular programs from phase 0-5 and over lifetime

  5. Ensure the cost-, quality and time-oriented supply of all required goods, materials, equipment’s and services under compliance with the respective business plans, budgets and targets

  6. Initiate and support of proper Make or Buy decisions

  7. Initiate and support MBBP Activities (incl. VA / VE and Kaizen activities)

  8. Guarantee compliance with BOS, PDP and POS procedures

  9. Manage the Suppliers within the given programs (Request for Quotes RFQ, change management, contract negotiations, payment queries, dispute resolutions etc.)

  10. Support to implement strategies and actions to reduce suppliers, in line with agreed targets

  11. Support implementation of Global Commodity strategies

  12. Implement strategies and actions to achieve FY (Fiscal Year) cost reduction goals, including PO-to-PO (Purchasing Order) reductions and rebates

  13. Support accurate and timely reporting of key measurables

  14. Improve working capital through optimum payment terms

  15. Implementation and continuous improvement of standardization activities

  16. Support and implement diversity strategies


What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years experience in procurement including buying and managing commodities.

  • Ability to gather, relate and summarize information into logical conclusions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with internal customers and suppliers.

  • Highly motivated individual capable of handling multiple responsibilities. 

  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, planning, administration and team playing skills.

  • Requires advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to use business systems software.



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