Troy, MI 48098

Posted: 05/01/2019 Job Number: EB-1428209970

Sr. Buyer


Interaction with the program team, plant, suppliers, and customers; participation in relevant team meetings

Implementation of purchasing processes and objectives within the program

Managing and communication of all purchasing issues related to the program, including engineering change orders

Proposal of sourcing strategy in adherence with purchasing manager, duration of RFQ and lead on value analysis process, commercial negotiation, preparation of sourcing recommendation, finalisation and negotiation of purchasing-related contracts and agreements with suppliers

Ensurance of the progress on all purchasing parts

Explore the market for new materials, supplies and processes in order to develop new sources and/or generate cost benefits and/or risk reductions

Cost Saving Initiatives: Initiate projects that will lead to cost savings

Ensurance of capacities at suppliers

Has the ability to stop production, upon notifying the supervisor and Plant Manager for Safety related matters requiring immediate attention.

Interaction with Corporate Operations and current production facilities for supplier-related topics throughout the program life.


Bachelor’ s degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or Management, Engineering or Equivalent

Related Experience/Specialized Knowledge:

3-5 years in similar position

Professional Training:

PC / common working knowledge (i.E. Microsoft Office suite)

Knowledge / experience in project work

Facilitator-/presentation techniques

SAP / common working knowledge

Skilled negotiator

Analysis skills

Technical understanding of product, parts and equipment

Additional Skills:

Detailed oriented, able to plan and prioritize purchasing tasks, discipline in execution, keep up-to-date documentation of all pertinent agreements and targets
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