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Sr. Buyer

South Bend, IN

Posted: 12/10/2022 Industry: Procurement Job Number: 36541

Job Description

Specialty automotive manufacturer has exciting purchasing opportunity for Buyers in their  facility.   Buyers will be responsible for understanding design-to-cost, design-for-production, and manufacturability to help source vehicle components, negotiate contracts, and evaluate requirements.


This is a contract role with possibility of extension or direct hire with a pay of $65K annually. 


Due to the governmental basis of the work, only US Citizens  will be considered.

There is a Covid-19 vaccine requirement for this opportunity.


Buyers can expect to:

-Source complex components for vehicle assembly

-Negotiate, place and administer contracts for vehicle assembly requirements

-Implement commodity strategies established by management

-Maintain supply base at optimal level

-Negotiate cost and product with potential suppliers

-Compare competitive quotes for best value

-Develop potential suppliers

-Draft complete file documentation to ensure determination of fair and reasonable pricing

-Draft and issue blanket contracts and purchase orders

-Enter and maintain all information in SAP database


Job Requirements

The successful candidate will need:

  • BA/BS degree required in a related field (Supply Management and/or Business)
  • MBA preferred
  • 5-7 years automotive purchasing experience required
  • Strong computer and communication skills required (Word, Excel, Project, SAP)
  • Teamwork and communication skills required
  • Analytical thinking, negotiating, and problem solving skills required
  • Willingness to do about 25% travel
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