Entry Level Purchasing / Procurement Openings
at Honda (U.S.)

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

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!

Entry Level Procurement/Purchasing Positions

Honda is seeking driven individuals to join various departments within Honda’s Procurement/Purchasing Division. This opening represents multiple entry level positions located in the Marysville, Ohio area. Below is a brief description of the different types of positions. Please note, these descriptions do not reflect all roles and responsibilities. Additional information about the openings will be provided if you are selected further.

Commodity Buyer:

Honda’s Commodity Buyers are responsible for researching, evaluating and buying automotive parts for the North American Automotive Purchasing Department.  They are also responsible for correlating cost and supplier selection with both regional and global design functions.  Additionally, Commodity Buyers correlate and select suppliers in support of stable quality and delivery for all America's manufacturing plants.

Main responsibilities of the role:

Accurate & timely supplier selection & Bill-of-Material (BOM) maintenance, establish logical new model cost targets, achieve new model cost targets through effective supplier selection and negotiation, achieve annual mass production cost improvement goals, quotation management, effective supplier relationship and project management, develop part and supplier strategies including cost reduction, gain consensus on new model supplier selection with related departments, maintain Global Maker Layout (GML) system, issue Request-for-Quote (RFQs)  and manage RFQ process, and negotiate pricing with suppliers and process quotations.


Buyers for Honda Purchasing’s New Model department are responsible for New Model Program Management. New Model Buyers are responsible for managing supplier's overall maturation throughout new model development timing.

Main Responsibilities include:

Issue drawings and data to suppliers, confirm impact to parts/tooling and assess related compensation requests, manage process for tooling from negotiating scheduling to tool maturation, confirm supplier readiness against project targets at key stages in development, order and expedite parts for new model trials, establish trial part pricing, manage special projects for improvement, responsible for Design Change Control, Tooling Control and cost control, responsible for Part Order / Delivery and transition to Mass Production and supplier account management


What you need to be successful in these roles:

Ability to: negotiate based on logic, manage cost & customer and supplier relationships, work in teams and build consensus, manage projects, problem solve, multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision

Basic math skills and computer skills (including e-mail, Excel and other Microsoft Office software)

Communication skills (verbal & written)

Required Experience:

Minimum 3 months of relevant experience required (including co-op/internship experience)

Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or relevant discipline

Degree in Purchasing related discipline strongly preferred

Additional information:

Office base with travel required.  As much as 2-3 days/week often overnight / International - weekly duration (increasing during critical development periods)

Potential for last minute travel (Crisis support)

Possible shift time adjustment to support crucial development phases or Crisis activity

Willingness to work overtime as needed

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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