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Senior Buyer

Location : Ferndale, MI
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Senior Buyer

  • Develop and identify potential suppliers, analyze supplier capabilities, review bids, select suppliers and determine prices, terms and conditions of agreements

  • Create supplier relationships and assess performance for pricing, quality and logistics.

  • Analyze and manage BOM, engineering changes, and supplier selection and need for alternative sources

  • Manage purchase requisition and ordering process and send out RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs

  • Meet deadlines to assure a successful prototype and production launch

  • Ensure NDA’s, SOW’s and Terms and Conditions are positioned appropriately before business is initiated

  • Drive price negotiations processes to ensure that the pricing is best in class

  • Support all areas of supplier evaluation & selection, supply chain management including business plans, pricing analysis, quality, timing and procurement support

  • Monitor current technologies and identify supply/demand challenges and supplier consolidation opportunities

  • Work collaboratively with management to meet an upcoming production launch and support commercial functions by providing material cost information to the team

  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry experience

  • Purchase prototype and production materials, ER&D, tooling, equipment, consumables and misc. items

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years of automotive experience

  • Knowledge of electric vehicles and systems strongly recommended

  • Strong Automotive Tier 1 supplier experience and connections

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment

  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, particularly Microsoft Excel

  • SAP or equivalent experience a plus

Required Qualifications :
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