Sr. Buyer - Automotive

Location: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 01-10-2018
Bob Jones & Associates, Inc. is a U.S. based recruiting firm providing permanent placement services through contingency or retained search. 

Our client is a Japanese Tier-1 Automotive Supplier. Due to growth, they are expanding operations.  Our assignment, recruit a Sr. Buyer for their facilities located in the Farmington Hills Michigan and Terre Haute Indiana area.

Scope of Job:  Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of the purchasing function.  Works under minimal supervision, and performs assignments that are both broad and complex in nature.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals that require a wide degree of evaluation, originality, and independent judgment.   
Job Summary:  
Purchases production materials, components, equipment, tooling, MRO items, and services utilizing new and/or existing suppliers in support of the company operations, and manages quality, cost, and on-time delivery of goods and services of assigned supply base. 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

1.    Negotiates supply contracts that meet or exceed supply, material quality, and commercial goals and objectives as set by the company 
2.    Prepares and issues RFQ’s to suppliers for new and existing materials and services 
3.    Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers 
4.    Studies market trends, interviews vendors, and identifies new domestic and global suppliers 
5.    Works with Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) for source selection and Kaizen activities 
6.    Performs problem solving activities with suppliers, and establishes continuous improvement targets 
7.    Prepares and presents information for ECM review 
8.    Acts as resource person for Core Team activities, and participates in design process reviews 
9.    Learns and keeps current on manufacturing processes, market trends and technical development 
10.    Identifies and works with suppliers and internal resources to resolve delivery problems 
11.    Releases requisitions, prints out orders, and transmits orders electronically to suppliers 
12.    Opens and closes orders as needed to maintain inventory levels 
13.    Runs past due order report daily and processes reschedules 
14.    Communicates with suppliers on EDI problems, testing, etc 
15.    Helps resolve invoice problems with Accounting Department 
16.    Runs Open Purchase Order Reports 
17.    Provides information to freight provider regarding all expedites (other than supplier past due) 
18.    Supports monthly, quarterly and annual departmental goals and objectives  
19.    Performs other duties as assigned 

1.    BA/BS in Business or a related discipline  
2.    (Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management preferred) 
3.    4 to 6 years of professional experience in purchasing or a related function 
4.    (Experience in global sourcing, and evaluating and monitoring vendor performance preferred)
5.     Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: 
a.    Knowledge of TS-16949 requirements 
b.    Written and verbal communications and presentation skills  
c.    Problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail 
d.    MS Office and related business software packages  
e.    Organizational and planning skills 
f.    Interpersonal skills - to confidently interact with individuals at all levels of authority  

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a leader in its industry.  This is a full time opportunity. Compensation commensurate with experience.  Please submit most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration.
Bob Jones
Professional Recruiter/Owner
Bob Jones & Associates, Inc.

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