Bosch Commodity Buyer - Marketing Services in Mount Prospect, Illinois

Commodity Buyer - Marketing Services

  • Mount Prospect, IL

  • Full-time

Company Description

Bosch in North America is part of the Bosch Group, one of the world's largest private industrial corporations. In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce - EOE/ProtectedVeteran/Disabled.

Job Description

  • Implement regional material field strategy for assigned commodities.

  • Participate in regional commodity team meetings (Indirect Bundling Teams) as needed.

  • Assist Regional IBT Lead Buyers in developing and implementing commodity strategies considering cost, quality, supply base, currency & other strategic goals.

  • Ensure early purchasing involvement in assigned material fields with internal users.

  • Conduct RFQ (Request for Quote) process including sourcing decision.

  • Drive cost savings to achieve the regional targets.

  • Conclude and manage contracts, first point of contact for internal customer.

  • Mentorship for assigned suppliers including releasing, evaluating, and elimination of suppliers (operational supplier management).

  • Check purchasing requisitions and issue purchase orders.

  • Gather data from SAP and other data based systems to assist in providing and maintaining dashboards with key performance indicators.

  • Negotiate contracts within material fields for multiple plants across the sub-region.



  • Must possess a four-year college degree, preferably in Business, Supply Chain Management or Marketing services.

  • Organized and excellent communication and project management skills. PC literate (MS-Office, SAP).

  • Awareness and application of basic principles, strategies & instruments of purchasing.

  • Negotiation skills with demonstrated cost savings results.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.


  • CPM certification.

  • Experience in writing,understanding and using legal contracts & SAP reporting.

  • Language skills (e.g. German, Spanish) a plus. Willingness to travel locally occasionally.

  • Experience in purchasing or related field - marketing services.

Additional Information

BOSCH is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)Initiatives

  • FIRST Robotics(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

  • AWIM(A World In Motion)

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.