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Commodity Buyer
Tuscaloosa, AL
$60k - $70k / Year

Position No Longer Open

Posted 2/28/2017

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, business or related discipline; Master’s preferred
  • Possess, or in process of attaining, a recognized purchasing designation (i.e. C.P.M. or A.P.P., etc.) preferred
  • Minimum five years automotive purchasing experience
  • Experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SAP, etc.
  • Highly developed time management and follow up skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Must be very familiar with TS16949, and ISO14001 procedures
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills are essential in this role
  • Willingness to travel within and outside the U.S. on a frequent basis

Job Description

  • Plan, organize, direct, and control activities related to the advance purchasing function with the objective of optimizing the total cost of purchases, while selecting the optimal capable source to support the program in all areas
  • Responsible to processing design changes requests and be a part of the change management team until PPAP
  • Works with the Strategic Commodity Manager and Operational Purchasing to support the assigned commodity team
  • Interview and work closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products
  • Coordinates supplier development, consolidation and reduction programs

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