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Commodity Buyer

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Posted: 03/27/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 24880 Pay Rate: $ 70000.00 - $ 85000.00

Job Description

Our manufacturing client is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Commodity Buyer to join their dynamic team. This role is pivotal in developing a qualified, low-cost supply base to support current and future automotive program sourcing requirements. The ideal candidate will play a critical role in supplier selection, participate in strategic development, and drive cost savings efforts. If you have a passion for excellence and a desire to contribute to a leading organization in the automotive industry, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop a qualified, low-cost supply base to meet current and anticipated automotive program sourcing needs.
  • Rationalize and provide support for supplier selection processes.
  • Lead or participate in strategy development teams focused on cost savings, minority business strategies, and related reporting.
  • Support the Launch team in Supplier Selection, Statement of Work Negotiation, and Make vs. Buy analysis.
  • Assist the Production team in addressing quality issues with components from the supply base.
  • Coordinate volume discounts and planned productivity discounts with the supply base.
  • Fulfill additional duties as required to support the team and projects.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:
  • Proven experience in purchasing, particularly with chemicals and plastics.
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% (though travel is minimal).

Preferences:
  •  Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication abilities.
  • Experience in working with diverse teams and managing multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cost-saving initiatives.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making.
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