Date:  Jul 2, 2024

Norcross, GA, US, 30093

Company:  DEUTZ Corporation





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DEUTZ is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems. Its core competences are the development, production, distribution and servicing of diesel, gas and electric drivetrains for professional applications that is used in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, material handling equipment, stationary equipment, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and other applications.



Job Summary

The Commodity buyer will report to the Purchasing Manager and will assist in overseeing purchasing commodities within the DEUTZ supply chain.  Additionally, the Commodity buyer will liaise with purchasing peers and suppliers while building and maintaining strong professional relationships. This role supports the management of supplier pricing, purchase orders, and invoice processes while acknowledging DEUTZ purchasing policies and procedures. The ideal candidate must have some experience in a purchasing environment including a DEUTZ innovative spirit to drive solutions, results and a strong desire to progress their Purchasing career.  




The Commodity Buyer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties: 


  • Assist in the management and control of the company’s external suppliers as allocated, particularly in purchasing materials and finished parts for production. 

  • Support in identifying, evaluating, selecting, and negotiating with suppliers maximizing the quality of purchased goods and services while controlling costs, including detailed negotiation on suppliers’ cost increase requests and long-term contracts. 

  • Adheres to purchasing procedures in accordance with the guidelines laid out to support DEUTZ ISO 9001- 2015 certification, including RFP/RFQ, bid, purchase order, requisition, or invoicing processes.   

  • Support the coordination of sourcing strategies for relevant commodity groups with global colleagues in Germany. 

  • Establish strategic relationships with critical suppliers aligned with the company's needs. 

  • Support supplier recovery projects where appropriate.  

  • Participate in training including courses, and on-site training to support their continued development. 

  • Support product development efforts through sourcing, purchasing, and following the engineering change notice process and coordinate with the project purchasing team. 

  • Communicate effectively with purchasing management, peers, subordinates, suppliers, and other company entities.  

  • Support supplier relationships while working with suppliers to resolve quality, shipping, or invoicing issues. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:  Individual Contributor 


Travel Demands: Anticipated domestic and international travel is approximately 0-10% depending on business needs. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 







HS Education or equivalent 


1-3 years of experience in a purchasing environment. 


Some experience in sourcing and supplier management. 


Some basic negotiation and project management skills. 


Excellent problem-solving skills. 


Skilled analytical capabilities with the ability to gather, analyze and interpret results to drive solutions utilizing solid judgment and decision-making skills.  


Organizational and self-motivation skills with the ability to work under limited supervision in a hybrid work environment. 


SAP experience preferred or comparable ERP System. 


Strong commercial and financial acumen. 


Exposure to the off-high-way engineering market is preferred. 


Bachelor’s in business administration or closely related study preferred 


  • Attention to detail with the ability to follow through under tight timelines and pressured situations. 

  • Demonstrated superior work ethic with a solid commitment to the goals and organizational values of DEUTZ and a strong determination to complete projects effectively.  

  • Results-driven skills with the ability to be process-oriented and implement continuous improvement initiatives. 

  • Critical thinking with the ability to ensure DEUTZ resources are used wisely while considering current processes and making the necessary shift utilizing innovative strategies.  



​​Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Write simple correspondence. Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees.​ 


​​Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Compute rate, ratio and percent, and draw and interpret bar graphs.​ 


​​Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.​ 



The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


  • Manufacturing assembly and warehouse environment.  Subject to noise, dust, diesel fuel, oil, and extreme hot/cold temperatures.   No A/C.   

  • In the office area, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. 


An employee must meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


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The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. 




EEO Statement 
DEUTZ is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants will be considered regardless of their race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, DEUTZ also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion.

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