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Buyer II

Corporate Offices - Auburn Hills United States

Alternate Title: Senior Buyer


Position Summary:

Senior Buyer responsible for the purchase of non-production material goods and services in Non-Production Purchasing (NPP) department for FTDS US facilities.

Responsibilities of Position:

  1. Analyze data, coordinate market tests and RFQs for various commodities.
  2. Negotiate corporate contracts and implement at facilities.
  3. Implement policies and procedures.
  4. Train facilities on NPP purchasing system.
  5. Purchasing liaison with other departments and locations.
  6. Perform related duties and special projects as assigned.

Skill Requirements:

  1. Financial analysis and interpretation of the supplier proposals.
  2. Strong negotiation capabilities.
  3. Superior multi-task capabilities in the procurement field.
  4. Effective analytical skills.
  5. Self-directed with a high degree of self- motivation.
  6. Proficient computer skills and abilities with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
  7. Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  8. Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
  9. Accountability.

Experience Requirements:

  1. Minimum 5 years buying experience in the automotive arena.

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.

Working Conditions:

  1. Occasionally lifts and carries up to 10 pounds.
  2. Some of work time is spent standing, walking, lifting, and bending.
  3. Works within an automotive components manufacturing office setting and may be exposed to heat, cold and fumes/chemicals.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in business or supply chain management.

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