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Strategic/Operational Buyer- Auburn Hills (2021)


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  42735

General Purpose of the Position:

Ensure that all purchased parts assigned to you will fully meet Nexteer expectations by developing a robust supply base capable of meeting cost, quality, launch, and delivery commitments.


Main Responsibilities

  • Works in cooperation with other Nexteer functions to make the best supplier selection for Nexteer.
  • Negotiates contracts for prices and terms with outside suppliers.
  • Develops and maintains sourcing strategies in cooperation with other regions.
  • 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.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Management, Business, or Engineering
  • At least 3yrs of experience in the automotive industry, preferably in purchasing
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision and technical guidance
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good organization and documentation abilities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • 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 up to 15%


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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Nearest Major Market: Detroit