Global Buyer in Greater Detroit Area at Auria

Date Posted: 7/10/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Specific Requirements (PSR):

  • Responsible to establish procurement strategy for equipment, tooling and the global supply base.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions including global agreements to meet cost, quality and delivery targets for the AURIA production facilities.
  • Monitor worldwide markets and develop supply base.
  • Lead advanced sourcing activities.
  • Create purchase orders, maintain supplier pricing and support engineering change requests.
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering in supplier technical and capability evaluation.
  • Support Project Management with milestone tracking and enforcing acceptance requirements.
  • Other activities as assigned


Job Requirements


  • BS/BA required; Technical degree preferred


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


  • 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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