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Senior Buyer
Hamtramck, MI

Position No Longer Open

Posted 7/16/2018

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of indirect commodities and services
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to interpret and negotiate contracts
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, e.g. Oracle
  • Research skills
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Financial analysis
  • Bachelor degree required; Supply Chain Management preferred, MBA preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years of procurement experience; automotive industry experience preferred

Job Description

  • Facilitate the procurement of indirect industrial materials and corporate services (e.g. abrasives, cutting tools, chemicals, energy, IT, industrial gasses, MRO, office supplies, contingent labor, travel, facility management and other professional services, etc.)
  • Responsible for all commercial activities with suppliers such as negotiating proposals and obtaining product and/or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule
  • Collaborate with internal customers to develop business requirements and improve processes
  • Issue RFX's, Master Agreements, Statements of Work, and blanket, contract or spot buy purchase orders
  • Process material and service requisitions in a timely manner to prevent downtime and ensure un-interrupted supply
  • Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
  • Develop and execute supplier and commodity strategies to support plant procurement and manufacturing operations
  • Manage contract database
  • Responsible for supplier selection, sourcing documentation and recommendations to senior management
  • Responsible for the maintenance of procurement records in accordance with corporate guidelines
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable materials or service levels with users, suppliers and others to determine root cause and corrective action
  • Resolve payment issues.
  • Support corporate diversity sourcing objectives
  • Validate and verify conformity to specifications of materials and services
  • Travel may be required to supplier facilities and plant manufacturing locations

Reliance One, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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