Capex Buyer

Troy, MI 48084

Job ID: 2520 Category: Supply Chain Salary: 95K-115K

Responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the Company’ s needs for Capital Equipment, Construction and other related components across multiple North American locations.  This position is also responsible to provide support and work with plant level purchasing at multiple locations in identifying initiatives that can generate opportunities for additional cost savings.   

  1. Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates pricing and terms with suppliers and recommends supplier sourcing based on total cost of ownership analysis, quality and delivery for assigned responsibilities
  2. Prepares RFQ packages and utilizes Purchasing systems to conduct on-line quotations for current spend of products and services to secure best in class pricing
  3. Regularly communicates with Global Commodity Leaders to ensure compliance with the approved global strategy
  4. Prepares and presents sourcing recommendations to Sourcing Committee for final approval
  5. Works closely with Engineering, Global Commodity Leaders and Program Management to identify, secure and deliver material for samples, tryouts, first runs, ramp up and full production utilizing the approved global strategy
  6. Works with internal customers to understand program specifications to properly solicit suppliers
  7. Works closely with all product disciplines to develop and coordinate product negotiations and awards
  8. Executes contracts, purchase agreements, letters of intent  and purchase orders with suppliers
  9. Researches and evaluates potential suppliers to ensure product quality and cost competitiveness
  10. Conducts basic supplier development activities
  11. Maintains the Approved Supplier List and associated supplier files
  12. Visits supplier facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery problems
  13. Studies market prices and trends, engineering developments and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities
  14. Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation, logistics, inventory control and management; negotiates prices and delivery terms
  15. Develops supplier cost analysis and comparisons
  16. Identifies, implements, monitors and reports the key initiatives and the generated savings as listed in the monthly productivity roadmap
  17. Manages freight and logistics as required by the project scope
  18. Performs other related duties as required

  1. Bachelor’ s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related materials & inventory control discipline
  2. Technical background/experience preferred
  3. At least 3 years of automotive or production purchasing experience
  4. Experience reviewing contracts and conducting supplier negotiations
  5. Production stamping background preferred
  6. International trade and logistics knowledge preferred



  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  2. Knowledge of purchasing processes required
  3. Computer skills required with knowledge of MS Excel, Work, Outlook and PowerPoint
  4. Understanding of SAP is a plus
  5. Experience with reviewing contracts and negotiating with suppliers
  6. Experience with complex cost analysis

  1. Work is performed in a typical office environment with no or very limited physical effort required.
  2. May be required to work extended hours on occasion.
  3. Travel, including international, may be required – less than 20%.
Capital Equipment and Sourcing and

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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