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Buyer I

Corporate Offices - Auburn Hills United States

Description:

Position Summary:

The Buyer I will be responsible for supporting a range of commodities/components dependent upon experience. Duties include working with current suppliers and evaluating new suppliers for assigned commodities (typically metallic and plastics).

Responsibilities of Position:

  1. Meet cost savings targets for assigned commodities.
  2. Assist in Developing and implementing commodity strategies for assigned commodities.
  3. Evaluate, develop and maintain a supply base to support assigned Commodities. This includes local and Global Suppliers for included commodities.
  4. Follow the sourcing-process for production parts and major capital equipment in cooperation with the engineering group, to meet cost, quality, and technology requirements.
  5. Implement existing global purchasing procedures.
  6. Assist global commodity teams for assigned commodities (working with EU, LA and AP leads).
  7. Will act as Purchasing liaison with other departments and manufacturing locations.
  8. Meet assigned Goals & Objectives.
  9. Support Purchasing initiatives and development activities.

Skill Requirements:

  1. Strong negotiating skills are required.
  2. Experience working in a fast paced Tier 1 automotive supplier environment.
  3. Experience working in a TS-16949 environment.
  4. Self-directed with a high degree of self- motivation.
  5. Proficient computer skills and abilities with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
  6. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  7. Accountability.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field required.
  2. 1-3 years buying experience in the automotive arena.
  3. Experience evaluating and auditing suppliers.

Licensing or Special Certification Requirements:

  1. Valid passport and driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to work at a personal computer for extended periods of time.
  2. Ability and willingness to travel and support global audios.

Job Location Specific Requirements:

This position supports our FCS division.

Education:

Bachelorâ??s degree in Business or related field required.

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