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Hybrid Senior Buyer

Start Date: March 20, 2023Contract to HireGreenville, South CarolinaProfessional


Recruiting Solutions is hiring a Hybrid Buyer for a Corporate Automotive Manufacturing office in Greenville, SC. This is a temp-to-perm opportunity Monday-Friday, with a flexible schedule. This position will be responsible for managing a variety of tasks associated with the Direct Material Purchasing team as well as demonstrating a thorough understanding of the Purchasing Operations Systems.
Buyer Job Responsibilities:
• Lead Purchasing Projects that could impact multiple corporate facilities.
• Develop “Should Be Cost” of components within their assigned commodity. This will involve a thorough understanding of component cost drivers, commodity market intelligence (related to labor costs, material costs, etc.). The purpose/goal is for this individual to be able to estimate what we should be paying for a component.
• Evaluate Supplier Quotation Cost Breakdown Details – develop negotiation strategy.
• Become familiar with the main cost drivers of his/her commodities and communicate internally within the organization this information to ensure optimum designs are released at the time of sourcing decision.
• Research and understand market trends, create a Benchmark on assigned commodities, create a Make –vs- Buy analysis, evaluation of Localization/LCC/Mexico sourcing and understand the impact of technology on the product – create and maintain a Global Qualified Supplier Panel.
• Create the Commodity Strategy for their Key Commodities (format will be provided).
• Evaluate commodity and suppliers to determine what type of agreement is required with each supplier and then to draft, negotiate, and implement the decided level of the contract.
• Identify cost reduction activities from the beginning of the product design stage, through the production life of the product purchased.
• Lead negotiations with suppliers to accomplish the Should Be/Target pricing he or she has determined to be market competitive for component piece price, tooling cost, etc. This individual can and will at times be required to support Buyer P3 and P4 levels in the development of negotiation strategies as well as provide support during the actual face to face supplier negotiations.
• Support the Supplier Advancement Engineer in supplier workshops by defining cost reduction targets and negotiating cost-sharing rules with suppliers.
• Provide management of Supplier Risk as well as Quarterly reporting of KPIs to each Key Supplier
• Frequent travel to suppliers (international travel a possibility).
• Generate a map of Supplier Processes including Bekido and Chokko rates at time of quotation as well a follow-up later to confirm quoted rates are occurring.
•    This position will require a thorough understanding and usage of JNA Purchasing Policies and Procedures.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by Purchasing Manager.
Buyer Required Education and skills:
•     4 Year College Degree with Focus in Business Administration, Accounting, Mechanical Engineering
•    Requires 5+ Years Automotive Direct Material Purchasing Experience


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