Terex Corporation

Senior Buyer- Service Parts

3 weeks ago(12/29/2017 3:07 PM)
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Supply Mgmt and Trans
Posting Location
Redmond - WA - USA


Terex is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services that deliver lifecycle solutions to maximize customer return on investment. Terex delivers lifecycle solutions to a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining.  Terex reports in three business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Cranes; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. For more information about Terex, its products and services, visit www.terex.com and/or www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation


Terex Strategic Sourcing Initiative


As part of the implementation of our ‘Execute to Win‘ business system, Terex has launched several major initiatives to better understand how we operate in certain areas.  Two major initiatives are in Strategic Sourcing and Parts, Services and Lifecycle Solutions. The ultimate intention of these initiatives is to develop strategic sourcing excellence and expand our parts and services businesses. Wave Teams have been established using a standard 11 step methodology to source specific categories, phased over the next several years. Advanced capabilities and performance in these areas will improve our margins and underpin our drive to achieve Operational Excellence.


About the Position


Title:                            Buyer, Service Parts

Reports to:                  Director Service Parts Sourcing

Location:                     Redmond


Reporting to the Director, Service Parts Sourcing, this position plays a key role in developing and executing our strategies with responsibility for sourcing service parts in assigned categories, utilizing the global leverage of Terex ensuring that Terex globally and regionally achieves best value in cost, quality, reliability and service.  This will require collaboration across our Parts business, product segments and geographies.  






Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Sourcing and management of assigned categories, applying the 11 step methodology process.
  • Partnering with the Parts organization to ensure seamless execution of our parts strategy
  • Working closely with regional sourcing VPs and category leaders to integrate service parts into our overall category strategies
  • Manages supplier relationships and leads supplier management activities
  • Manages transfer of past agreements
  • Negotiates and manages category contracts, supply and logistical conditions
  • Selects suppliers in the event of changes in line with authorization rights
  • Clarifies and defines technical specifications and quality standards with internal departments
  • Recommends suppliers/products for supplier specific or non standard parts for approval
  • Conducts price comparisons and value analyses to optimize the procurement situation
  • Conducts supplier assessments based on defined criteria
  • Updates pricing sheets and pricing changes ensuring high data quality in the systems and compilation of performance figures
  • Co-ordinates joint cost reduction initiatives with suppliers


Basic Qualifications:

Four year degree in a relevant discipline such as supply chain, operations, engineering.
5 or more years experience in purchasing/procurement or supply chain position

Preferred Qualifications:
Track record of success in purchasing/procurement with specialization in direct materials buying and/or service parts 
Experience working in an environment of a long term strategic partnership with measurable performance indicators
IT skills – Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Access
Financial acumen
Exposure to disciplines such as Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production sytems, DFF or Demand Flow Technology would be advantageous
Analytical skills
Strong negotiations skills with demonstrable knowledge and expertise using proven negotiation methods
Ability to read, understand and interpret technical drawings and specifications
Ability to consistently demonstrate the Terex Way values
Results driven, action oriented
Process discipline
First class communication and collaboration skills with the ability to develop relationships across levels, geographies and segments
Planning and project management skills
Fluency in English both written and spoken
Must be willing and able to travel as business requirements dictate





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