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Company: Tenneco
Location: Paragould
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.


The Commodity Buyer will directly report to the Purchasing Manager and will act as the primary support by preparing required documentation for supplier meetings and negotiations, presentations to management for sourcing events and project implementation. Responsible for driving the RFQ process and analyzing the results associated with the Request for Quote (RFQ)/Request for Information (RFI), working on New Part Introduction and ensuring suppliers meet requirements for delivery, quality and cost.


  • Develop & Execute commodity strategies, sourcing activities, and project implementation.
  • Research materials and suppliers to develop an expertise related to the commodity supported.
  • Prepare required documentation for supplier meetings or negotiations.
  • Prepare presentations to management for sourcing events.
  • Attend meetings as required to support or represent Purchasing Manager.
  • Prepare and send RFQ/RFIs for commodity projects.
  • Maintain consistent communication with suppliers to ensure RFQ timelines are met.
  • Interface between suppliers and engineering/operations/marketing to answer any questions related to RFQ documents.
  • Perform financial analysis of RFQ results to determine overall cost competitiveness.
  • Make sourcing recommendations based upon RFI and RFQ results.
  • Evaluate blocked invoices and resolve discrepancies related to price or quantity differences.
  • Ensure invoice issues do not adversely affect supplier relationships.
  • Identify opportunities to improve invoice process between supplier and FM AP to reduce total number of blocked invoices.
    • Bachelors Degree in Engineering / Business / Materials Management or Logistics
      • 2-4 years of experience in Purchasing/Procurement and/or Materials Management, preferred
      • Demonstrated background and proven experience with RFQ processes, data analysis and commodity support
      • Excellent interpersonal and English communication skills

        An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Tenneco, Jonesboro , Buyer, Other , Paragould, Arkansas

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