Commodity Buyer- Forgings, Driveline, Stampings, Rubber, Plastics (Auburn Hills)


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division:  USA - United States (USA)
Req ID:  51800

As a Commodity Buyer, you will play a critical role in sourcing, negotiating, and managing supplier relationships. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the timely and cost-effective procurement of your assigned commodities while maintaining the highest standards of quality and reliability and ensuring that supply base meets cost, quality, launch and delivery commitments.


Main Responsibilities

  • Lead full sourcing process with activities as RFQ/RFI, technical reviews and obtain Council approval for new business awards.
  • Works in cooperation with other Nexteer functions to make the best supplier selection for Nexteer.
  • Conducting market research to identify potential suppliers and products that meet the organization's needs.
  • Negotiates contracts for prices and terms with outside suppliers for new and carryover components.
  • Develops and maintains commodity strategies in cooperation with other regions and in alignment with organizational needs and targets.
  • Follows market price trends and general business activities.
  • Manages supplier commercial issues.
  • Ensures compliance to GSM Policies and Procedures.
  • Establishes Annual Material Budget and performs monthly budget analysis.
  • Works with suppliers and Nexteer resources to identify, develop and implement material cost savings.
  • Develop new suppliers/disruptors to properly support the needs of each product line.
  • Negotiate, implement and maintain up to date prices per material contracts with supply base in alignment with customer agreements.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or any other relevant field.
  • 3+ years of experience in the automotive industry in purchasing of direct material.
  • Experience in commodity purchasing like Forgings, Driveline, Stampings, Rubber or Plastics.
  • Able to function independently with minimal supervision & technical guidance.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills & interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • Good organization and documentation abilities.
  • Working knowledge of MS office.
  • Ability to read blueprints and understand basic engineering documents.
  • Strong knowledge of the specific commodities, materials, and products being purchased.
  • High analytical ability in complex situations with a strong knowledge of Purchasing strategies & skills.
  • Must be able to travel upto 15%


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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