This role is a part of our Automotive Operational Purchasing team. The ideal candidates identifies, researches, evaluates and selects suppliers that meet the organization's standards of price, quality, timing and reliability of supply.
Clear understanding of supplier terms and conditions.
Ability to negotiate (tactics, techniques, and strategies).
Working knowledge of how supply strategies fit into corporate strategies.
Evaluate cost breakdowns to identify opportunities to reduce overall cost.
Target cost book management.
Impact of time value of money calculations.
Execute commodity strategies.
Able to communicate effectively.
Good time management and effectively works as a part team.
Manage cost reduction opportunities through to implementation
Liaison between commodity teams and program teams #CB
4 year degree with a Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Business or related degree or equivalent experience required.
2 years of experience as a buyer, preferably in the automotive industry, or related work experience working with suppliers and internal cross functional teams
Record of implemented cost savings
Responsible for high amount of annual spend in external purchases; dealing with multiple suppliers and commodities
Analytical thinker; able to analyze supplier quotes & cost breakdowns
Some technical manufacturing knowledge
Able to summarize complex issues and communicate to all levels of management
Strong written and verbal communication and problem solving skills
Ability to be successful working in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
Able to multitask several projects and programs
Strong excel, word, and powerpoint skills
Central Tech Unit Plymouth MI
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