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Project Buyer

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 12/03/22

Job Description

Job description:

Responsibilities

  • Lead Purchasing activities for purchase components and material
  • Work with Engineering at initial design concept to assist with attaining target cost
  • Inquire, evaluate and select suppliers according to the approved supplier panel, company specifications, quality expectations, and market competitiveness
  • Conduct supplier evaluations and process audits for purchased components based on feasibility
  • Schedule technical component reviews
  • Evaluate and assess suppliers quotations to ensure commercial, technical and quality requirements are achieved. Evaluate and provide component costing based on program BOM timing
  • Lead sourcing decision committees, in accordance to company purchasing procedures and work with commodity buyer (regional and global) to leverage best overall landed costs
  • Communicate supplier risks to project team
  • Track and report savings

Qualifications:

Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial)
  • 3-5 years purchasing, engineering, or business experience in an Automotive Manufacturing Tier 1 environment (cross-functional exposure preferred - technical and commercial experience)
  • Strong negotiation, financial cost analysis, market analysis, continuous improvement, problem solving, time and project management skills
  • Ability to read blue prints and specifications
  • Familiarity with Quality and Manufacturing tools such as S.P.C., Pokayoke, Pareto Analysis, Cause-Effect Analysis
  • Exposure or participation in VA/VE and lean activities
  • Specialized skills in the area of strategic planning, risk analysis/management, effective research methods, benchmarking, flow charting, brainstorming, QS-9000, ISO 14001, TS 16949 standards, interviewing, conflict resolution, and an understanding of contract law, terms and conditions, and economic factors
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Are you a strong analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving and project management skills? Do you enjoy having a high level of responsibility? Our client, a very successful supplier to the automotive manufacturing industry, is seeking a dynamic Project Buyer to join their Troy, Michigan facility.

The successful candidate will be a part of a globally recognized company that offers technologically innovative solutions for automotive and industrial applications. The company attributes their success to having diverse, competent teams of innovative, out of the box thinkers who want to reach their full potential, and by giving back to their community through various social engagement activities.



Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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