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August 12, 2022


Buyer - Southfield, MI


Perform the acquisition of complex materials, products and services, consistent with the target of cost, time and quality (in the U.S. and Europe). Support the Senior Buyer in execution of supply chain activities in a project environment (Cost Validation, Sourcing Strategy, Procurement, Timing, Financial Control)


• Support the creation of the sourcing plan and the project budget during the planning phase of a project.
• Support the communication of material forecasting and long lead items to central purchasing and suppliers.
• Support the execution of the sourcing plan and adherence to the project budget, including the negotiation and coordination of on-time delivery of materials and products.
• Prepare quotations, technical specifications, solicit bids and analyze quotes.
• Negotiation based upon assigned target (timing, quality, prices); coordinate internal and external line up meetings.
• Suggest supplier, prepare recommendation and submit package for approval in accordance with sourcing policy.
• Issue purchase orders according to the contractual rules and company policies.
• Pursue and negotiate recovery costs.
• Responsible for material returns and cancellations as well as NCR management for purchasing related activities.
• Support estimating activity during the proposal phase of a project.
• Support collection of data and development of financial and “work-in progress” reports for project purchases.
• Support supplier scouting activities.


• Negotiation skills
• Strong Microsoft Excel skills and proficient in other Microsoft Office applications
• Cost analysis & financial knowledge (basic accounting, analytical skills, commodity market pricing, financial reporting)
• Purchasing
• Contract terms, conditions and terminology
• Project scheduling (planning systems / processes)


• Continuous Improvement: Identifies and implements ways to make tasks or processes more efficient.
• Teamwork: Collaborates with and supports fellow team members to accomplish overall objectives of the group.
• Time Management: Organizes and plans their work so they may complete tasks effectively and on a timely basis.
• To be an “internal point of reference”: Considered a “subject matter” expert willing to provide knowledge to support others.
• Responsible: Holds themselves and others accountable to carry forward an assignment to successful completion.
• Customer-Oriented: Listens to the needs of the customer (internal / external) and responds in a timely and concise manner

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