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Senior Buyer
Detroit, MI
$95k / Year

Position No Longer Open

Posted 4/02/2018

Required Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Business or Finance, MBA preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 years of automotive purchasing experience
  • Automotive industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of purchasing policies & procedures
  • Knowledge of capital equipment
  • Proven Negotiation Results
  • Ability to interpret and negotiate contracts
  • Knowledge of database systems, e.g. Oracle
  • Research skills
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Financial Analysis E Procurement Experience Preferred
  • MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Experience in advanced machine tool sourcing preferred

Job Description

  • Responsible for all commercial activities (supplier selection, commercial negotiations, and technical reviews)
  • Develop and maintain benchmarking data for use in comparison of current and future costs
  • Keep abreast of industry developments within all manufacturing groupings (assembly, machining, forging, etc.) to be applied to all future sourcing / quoting decisions
  • Understand world-class suppliers and markets for competitiveness and global presence / capabilities
  • Conduct technical and financial analysis of supplier quotations to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Understand manufacturing requirements to ensure compliance by supply base and consistency with company standards and procedures
  • Compile analysis with sourcing documentation and recommendations for sourcing
  • Ensure all proposals are quoted / issued on contract following sourcing guidelines
  • Technical reviews, scope compliance, systems compliance, cost detail analysis, etc.
  • Issue purchase order contracts
  • Tracking of program launches against contracts issued
  • Complete commercial responsibility and resolution from request for quote through equipment / program launch
  • Ensure 4-Squares are developed and tracked according to program timing
  • Ensure international offices are informed and are supporting the applicable programs
  • Review and ensure timely closure of all Program review open items
  • Ensure manufacturing engineering is in concurrence with all sourcing decisions
  • Establish long term supply strategies by commodity / supplier
  • Ensure 2-3 qualified production suppliers for all commodities / processes (consolidation and growth of existing supply base)
  • Responsible for the maintenance of procurement records such as payment terms, price discrepancy, product delivery, quality and performance
  • Discuss deficient or unacceptable performance with engineers, users, suppliers and others to determine source of trouble and support corrective action
  • Resolve payment issues
  • Analyze and communicate supplier performance through metrics, data and reports
  • Maintain purchase price and manufacturing price trends and analysis
  • Solid understanding of contract language
  • Ability to work within high-paced and / or time-constrained situations
  • Travel required to supplier facilities and plant manufacturing locations

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