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Senior Buyer

Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335 | Permanent Hire

Job ID: 7549 Industry: Industry

Senior Buyer

Are you an experienced Senior Buyer with a demonstrated history of purchasing commodities in areas of heavy metals, high tension steel or steel components, preferable for Heavy Truck, OEM or Tier 1?  Are you located within commuting distance of Farmington Hills, MI?  If you are looking for a company with excellent benefits, huge growth opportunities and low turnover, then this is great opportunity for you!

What You Will Be Doing?
  • With a background purchasing in OEM, Tier 1 or Heavy Truck industries, you will purchase commodities for heavy metal under carriage automotive components including but not limited to casting, forging or stamping.
  • Working with International and US Based suppliers, you will:
    • Solidify supplier relationships
    • Evaluate suppliers performance and lead supplier development initiatives
    • Lead supplier cost and manufacturing improvement activities
  • Implement and manage commodity strategy
  • Identify local suppliers
  • Identify and direct programs to reduce costs while improving overall quality
  • Working with Engineering departments, develop plans new program launches

What You Need For This Position?
  • 5+ years’ experience purchasing heavy metals or steel
  • Bachelor’ s degree required
  • Must have prior purchasing experience within the automotive or heavy truck industry and have an understanding of automotive manufacturing costs and processes
  • Willing to travel ~ up to 25% of the time
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills including utilizing PowerPoint.
  • Must have experience working with global suppliers and customers
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Exceptional negotiation skills

Top Reasons to Work with Us?
  • Locations throughout the US with over 1, 000 employees.  
  • 40 years’ experience which has led my client to be 2nd Worldwide in their industry
  • Company has experienced tremendous growth and offers various career growth opportunities.

What’ s in it for You?
  • Team environment with strong commitment to employees.
  • Excellent base with company bonus program
  • Complete and comprehensive low cost benefits, strong PTO/Vacation and holiday pay

Send resume to Amy Szuba at aszuba@careertransllc.com

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