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Strategic/Operational Buyer- Saginaw (2021)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  44416


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

  • 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.
  • 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 following the
  • Develop and execute plan for localization to increase regional content.
  • 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 or Engineering.  Candidates with no degree that have relevant Nexteer experience may be considered as well.  
  • 3+ years of experience in the automotive industry preferably in purchasing of direct material.
  • 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 up to 15%




Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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Nearest Major Market: Saginaw