Steel Buyer
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!

 

About this position:

Honda Trading of America (HTA) is looking for a Steel Buyer.  The goal of this role is to procure and coordinate the supply of raw materials (steel) in support of Honda of America Mfg. and its suppliers; initiate and support cost down targets.

Your responsibilities:

  • Ensure On-Time Scheduled Delivery of Customers Steel Requirements
  • Improve Customer Service
  • Improve Supplier Management
  • Lead and coordinate cost down & development of projects.
  • Improve profitability of department
  • Improve efficiency of department
  • Communication to management

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Strong understanding of general business concepts
  • Basic knowledge of cost accounting (profit/loss impact)

Required Work Experience:

  • 3 months purchasing or sales experience
  • 3 months customer service experience

 

Required Education:

  • BS/BA in business related field (or equivalent work 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)
  • 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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