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Pontiac, MI
$25 / Hr.

Position No Longer Open

Posted 2/12/2018

Required Skills

  • Knowledge in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint – Intermediate level
  • Knowledge with Lotus Notes or other email communication tool – Intermediate level
  • Good interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally
  • Good written and oral communication skills necessary for meetings and presentations
  • Ability to work well with others, exhibiting teamwork skills
  • Partners with senior management to analyze and solve issues
  • Ability to multitask by handling diverse assignments concurrently
  • Ability to read blueprints and to understand basic engineering documents
  • Knowledge of commodities, materials and products being purchased
  • Position related experience – 3-5 years
  • Relevant auto industry experience required - Entry level (1 year)
  • Areas of expertise include: Purchasing
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or related Field or equivalent experience
  • Required Conditions: Suppliers agree that all candidates submitted / matched to this assignment will successfully complete the required Drug Testing and Background Checks prior to the supplier confirming the acceptance of the assignment
  • A high percentage of the job is spent on the computer
  • Core hours 8am-5pm
  • Computer skills (technical / business writing) Microsoft (Power Point, Excel, Word) Intermediate User
  • Interpersonal skills, Effective communication (communicate with leadership), ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Years of work experience required: 5y (10y preferred)
  • Powertrain and / or purchasing experience is a plus
  • Strong Knowledge in Pivots, negotiations, and problem solver

Job Description

  • Adheres to unit and Corporate purchasing policies and procedures
  • Ensures timely delivery of materials
  • Negotiate with suppliers and prepare recommendation forms
  • Ensure the suppliers remain in the best in Q, S, T, & P throughout the life of the contract
  • Complete all requirements of AP to GS hand-off checklist
  • Issue nomination contract-ensure that the proper people receive copies
  • Communicate to suppliers, Company supplier quality requirements / expectations with regard to PPAP approvals, PPM ratings, etc
  • Develop an in-depth product and process knowledge base about the commodity and supplier base including thorough understanding of the entire value added chain and cost drivers through suppliers workshops / advance discovery days, plant visits, technical reviews, international contracts, benchmarking activity, etc
  • Develop commodity, system and sourcing strategies for office in coordination with creativity team and production buyer
  • Accelerate the evaluation and implementation of new technology and viable low cost alternatives
  • Guard against restrictive requirements that constrain supplier alternatives, low cost solutions and innovation
  • Quote alternative designs and solutions
  • Negotiate and leverage lifetime / long term agreements
  • Initiate / participate in supplier assessment visits with SQA, PEM, DRE's, etc.
  • Buyers will be assigned commodities to support contract execution for engine, transmission, and electrification systems
  • This resource will be responsible for a deck of commodities that they will be purchasing daily related to transmission, engine and battery related components (powertrain related components)
  • The worker will also be interfacing with pre-production, production and engineering operations
  • Person will be working with preproduction buyers at Global Propulsion Systems

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