Auburn Hills, MI

Category: Supply Chain Job Number: 2426 Salary: 95-100K

The Buyer is responsible to develop and manage the supplier panel for a specific commodity segment, selecting suppliers according to Group criteria, application of Purchasing policy, and developing suppliers to continuously improve QCD performance.   The Buyer identifies and leads ideas and initiatives in order to improve the global productivity and achieve or surpass financial objectives. Additional responsibilities of the Buyer are:

  • Improve financial performance of the Division through supplier negotiations, resourcing and productivity actions.
  • Monitor supplier   Quality, Cost and Delivery performance

Main Duties/Activities
  • Develop and execute segment Commodity Strategy; Define and lead activities aligned to Commodity Strategy
  • Responsible for delivery of purchasing budget, updating forecast, reporting monthly savings
  • Support Program Buyers with sourcing of new segments and supplier Panel definition
  • Pursue optimally   economical costs for goods/services required, in conjunction with obtaining continual long-term agreement savings opportunities
  • Performs continual review and evaluation of the current supply base and also new potential suppliers through cross-functional supplier audits/visits based on the criteria provided by Group
  • Facilitate continuous improvement activities with the supply base to support VA/VE savings opportunities
  • ECR/EO activity – obtain quotes for engineering changes and negotiate accordingly
  • VA/VE workshops
  • Progress savings from inception through to implementation
  • Conduct management meetings to review and improve supplier performance
  • Manage supplier´ s tool life and monitor/secure capacity
  • Other duties and specific projects as identified to support commercial and supplier optimization
3 years with the Automotive Purchasing,SAP, Excel, 25% Travel

Lisa Mysliwiec

Lisa is a seasoned recruiter with over 20 years’ of experience in executive recruiting with a strong focus in the Automotive and Manufacturing industries, specializing in placing Supply Chain, ERP, Purchasing and Logistic professionals. She develops outstanding relationships with clients and candidates while always looking after the best interest of each. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends, going to footballs games, and traveling.

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