Global Buyer in Greater Detroit Area at Auria

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Specific Requirements (PSR):

  • Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, tooling, and supplies from vendors within a specific commodity area
  • Ensures cost effective procurement and delivery of material and service to support plant and customer requirements
  • Works independently under general supervision
  • Negotiates supply agreements
  • Develops strategy to achieve results
  • Familiarity with commercial terms and total cost management concepts required

 

Job Requirements

Education:

  • BS/BA required; Technical degree preferred

Experience:

  • Required 5 years minimum in Manufacturing or Procurement, preferably Automotive Sector

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Capable to conduct financial analysis, cost comparisons and index calculations
  • Ability to build business case and present sourcing recommendation
  • Familiarity with commercial terms and total cost management concepts
  • Strong understanding of machinery and tooling markets and industry dynamics
  • Advanced ability to setup and lead negotiations with suppliers
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills
  • Works independently under general supervision
  • Works effectively, efficiently, and accurately while under the stress of accelerated deadlines
  • Highly technical background with focus on automotive interiors
  • Knowledge of the automotive vendor base and their capabilities (materials and manufacturing)
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Multiple languages skills desired but not required

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