Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Responsible for cost effective procurement and delivery of material and services required to support plant and customer requirements.
JOB SPECIFIC COMMENTS:
•Extensive work experience and judgment required to plan and accomplish strategic goals
•May train and guide the work of Buyers
•Negotiates long term agreements or program award agreements
•Develops strategy to achieve results
•Familiarity with commercial terms and total cost management concepts required
•Key competencies for success in position include:
•Data driven and proactive approach to issue identification and closure
•Superior communication skills
•Strong ability to align with and influence others
•Process oriented and continuous improvement mindset
•High level integrity
•Priority setting and time management
•Action oriented I produces results
•Strong written communication and presentation skills
•Ability to work in a highly productive, constantly changing environment.
•Data driven analysis and negotiating techniques
•Thorough understanding of product cost drivers
•Superior conflict resolution skills/relationship management
A wide degree of independent work is expected
BS/BA or equivalent experience
Requires minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
Automotive cross-functional experience is a plus.
Southfield, Michigan, United States
We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, are encouraged to apply.