Delivery Buyer
at Honda (U.S.)

Date Posted: 4/23/2021

Job Description

What Makes Honda The Best?

Are you an innovator? Honda’s core values are what make our company unique.

  • Dreams:  The Power of Dreams mentality drives our team to create intelligent products that enhance mobility and increase the joy in people’s lives.
  • Joy and Passion: The joy we experience at Honda is fueled by our dreams and passion.
  • Challenging Spirit:  Honda’s challenging spirit pushes us to set and reach ambitious goals. Honda is voluntarily reducing 50% of carbon dioxide emissions in our products by 2050 and developing technology to reduce the number of collisions to zero by 2040.
  • Respect for the individual: This core value pushes our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively on a team.

If your goals and values are at the same speed as Honda’s, we want you to join our team!

Delivery Buyer

About HPE

Since 1984, Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc., (HPE) has been producing high quality power equipment products for the world.  Located in Swepsonville, North Carolina, HPE produces small engines, lawnmowers, generators, snow blowers, string trimmers, tillers and water pumps.  The demand for our world-class products continues to grow and has created this opportunity to join the HPE team.

Job Summary   


The Delivery Buyer will be responsible for the ordering, transportation, receiving project administration as well as managing various delivery related functions of assigned suppliers.  They will also Lead / Oversee / PDCA (plan, do, check, act) various group projects for outsource supplier parts.



  • Lead / Oversee / PDCA various group assigned projects and report as required (ie..EPO’s, Expedites, Business plan scorecard updates, Delivery surveys, Supplier Recovery, DSPS, Manual ordering, supplier training).
  • Manage assigned supplier ordering / delivery through GPCS & various manual methods as required to support HPE production.
  • Attend morning production meeting as requested, support reporting of any potential Delivery issues to management
  • Ensure Trip reports / meeting notes are written for all meetings with suppliers.
  • Ensure meeting notes are documented for all internal meetings and are issued with timing and responsibilities.
  • NM PL responsibilities: ensure that any assigned project objectives are met (schedule, delivery, etc.).


  • Create, and keep updated, schedules for short and long term objectives
  • Confirm / verify OS Suppliers production, orders, shipping plan.
  • Review supplier countermeasure responses (DTR’s, Etc..), prior to GL review.
  • Make formal reports to G/L in FTM (Functional Time Meetings) or separate meeting related to overall responsibilities.


  • Support G/L with completing Business Plan Scorecards à preparing SQCDM report for PA Planning
  • Ensure team DTR’s are complete per requirements (allow SPR approval by G/L).
  • Complete 100% of required training.

Bi-Annually / Annually:

  • Support GL as requested to implement group business plan
  • Support GL as requested with budget activities three times each year
  • Ensure OTR participation in physical inventory processes

Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 months relevant experience
  • BA/BS business, purchasing, engineering, communication (or equivalent work experience)
  • Preferably bilingual Japanese
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to work well with others
  • Detail oriented with strong math and analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask and handle high pressure / time sensitive projects
  • Critical thinking and effective problem solving
  • Strong organization skills; ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • High proficiency with MS Office
  • Ability to use/learn Honda systems (GPCS, NARS, CPCS etc)

Other Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to read part drawings
  • Internal audit experience

We care about our associates and their wellbeing. We offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • Competitive total compensation
  • 401k Plan with company contributions
  • Flexible and valuable insurance plans
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible)
  • Onsite automobile service center and wellness center
  • Development to further your career
  • Discount on Honda products
  • Paid time off and paid holidays

Job Snapshot

About Us

Honda opened its first U.S. operations in 1959. Since then, the company has grown to directly employ more than 32,000 associates in North America who are responsible for the design, manufacturing and sales and distribution of not just Honda and Acura vehicles, but also power products, ATVs, motorcycles and even jets. The experience, focus and dedication of this team has led to countless product awards for product quality and dependability throughout the years.

Honda has remained committed to continued growth in North America. The company invested more than $1 billion in its manufacturing operations in 2012. While Honda celebrated 30 years of auto production in North America in 2012, the company's seven auto plants combined to produce nearly 1.7 million vehicles - a new record for this region.

Honda is built on realizing the dreams of individuals, reinforced by the global slogan "Power of Dreams." We are always looking for bright, ambitious associates who are open to new ideas, embrace individual respect, and have a strong commitment to improving society and the environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, which may include:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Plans
  • Pre-Tax Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays/ Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Product Purchase and Lease Programs
  • Volunteer Community Involvement Programs
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Vehicle Safety Training Program
  • Credit Union Membership

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