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Senior Buyer

Kelly Services
Sterling Heights, MI 48311
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**Senior Buyer**

Immediate need for a Senior Buyer located in the Sterling Heights area to perform buying assignments of a complex nature requiring substantial experience in assigned commodities and purchasing policy and procedure. Buying assignments are as defined by the Director of Purchasing and in coordination with project requirements.

The buyer will have complete ownership in delivering results with limited supervision and guidance, a positive can-do and go-getter attitude. The buyer will have well developed skills in managing urgency, dealing with competing priorities, assertiveness and collaboration in negotiation, cost analysis and delivering results on a timetable, a technical aptitude suitable for facilitating technical reviews.

**Principal Duties:**

+ Negotiate with assigned suppliers to reduce costs through rebates, LTAs, discounts, use of cost breakdown analysis, etc., and improve Working Capital drivers including lead times, payment terms and MOQs

+ Source and select suppliers that ensure competitive quality, price, delivery, and service at a price that maximizes company profit margins while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct. Manage supplier timing/project plans for new sourcing and any re-sourcing projects

+ Negotiate, coordinate, and manage assigned tooling and material projects/programs from initiation through to production

+ Develop purchasing strategy for assigned commodities and sourcing projects

+ Visit supplier plants to perform facility and capability audits. Visit manufacturing plant 2-3 times per year Scout for and investigate reliability of potential suppliers

+ Escalate and chair meetings with supplier and Quality, Planning, Engineering, or other function on critical part status including but not limited to quality issues, delivery delays, technical reviews, PPAP's and AQP

+ Keep immediate superior informed of programs along with the progress and/or related problems of such

+ Track and report current price trends, market conditions, tariff impacts, product delivery issues and lead-times for all key raw materials

+ Support project teams/engineers relative to advance purchasing and component deliverables. Attend meetings, manage assigned issues from team matrix

+ Search continuously for improved and/or less costly materials and supplies within the commodities assigned. Recommends to the engineering department new or different materials and revised designs which are felt to be better quality, more easily procured, or which can be obtained at a lower cost

+ Prepare and present recommendations and project plans to executive management and/or plant management with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel

**Requirements for the Position**

+ College graduate with degree in business or related field with a minimum of 5 years experience in an automotive Buyer or Technical Buyer purchasing position is preferred

+ Knowledge of Plastics, Die Casting, Stamping, and Metal Fabrication processes and related tooling is preferred

+ Experience within the automotive industry is an asset

+ Strong negotiation and cost analysis skills and understanding of cost structure are imperative

+ Familiarity with engineering drawings, a bill of material, and manufacturing processes

+ Ability to plan, organize and if necessary direct the work of other personnel

+ Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and technical aptitude with the ability to professionally interact with suppliers and customers

+ Must have integrity and trustworthiness

+ Must have experience with supplier development

+ Experience in dealing with offshore sources is beneficial

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-13

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Median Salary: $62,750

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