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Project Buyer

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Farmington,MI, MI
$90,000 - $100,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Oct 18, 2017
Job ID
Project Buyer
Farmington, MI

Job Summary of the Project Buyer: 
Project Buyer is needed to play a vital role in the the management of the alignment between the supplier, project team, and manufacturing to meet quality, cost, and delivery targets with a spend of around $60 million. Our this client is a cutting edge developer of automotive technology and is a stable, growing company that is offering significant future opportunities to break into new technologies. If you have good experience in managing commodities and manufacturing/logistics then this opportunity is well suited to you.

Responsibilities of the Project Buyer:
  • Ensure alignment between the supplier, project team, and manufacturing to meet quality, cost, and delivery targets.
  • Manage timeline for local, regional and global purchasing activities to meet project milestones and Purhcasing deliverables
  • Liaison between Project Team and Commodity Buyers to ensure the sourcing of preferred suppliers.
  • Works with manufacturing/logistics to ensure component availability and supplier readiness on new programs, as required.
  • Call/participate in launch readiness reviews and coordinate schedule for Run@Rates
  • Supplier and plant visits, if required.
  • Launch VE/VA activities with Commodity Buyer support
  • Issue discrete PO's for Samples prior to SOP, as required
  • Maintain purchasing required information in component tracking system.
  • Coordinates with SQE to ensure supplier deliverables meet the project requirements. (collect Q.O.S. data (e.g. PPAP & D.R.)
  • Support engineering change, when requested by commodity buyer
  • Maintain availability of the components and supplier readiness when required.
  • Create constraint plans and ensure component capacity in place for customer programs, as required
Qualifications of the Project Buyer:
  • Bachelor's degree in related study, Supply Chain Management preferred,
  • 5+ years of similar experience preferably in automotive electronic components
  • Strong background specifically in project buying is a MUST
  • Strong Negotiation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MRP systems (JDE) will be a plus

Compensation of the Project Buyer:
$90,000-100,000/Year as per the experience and knowledge

Location: Detroit Area MI
Type: Direct
Travel: As and when required
Relocation Assistance:  Subject to review
Visa Sponsorship:  H1B transfers only. NO OPT will be considered.

Knowledge of the following areas will be helpful -"Project Buyer", Buyer, "Project buying", "Supplier Management", Commodity, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, inventory, MRP, JDE, "Supply Chain Management"