Senior Buyer

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Posted: 09/13/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: 6 - Purchasing Job Number: JO10000131 Pay Rate: $145,000.00

Job Description

Senior Buyer

Minimum 5 Years experience as a  Senior Buyer

Venteon is currently seeking an experienced  Senior Buyer to fill an opening with a manufacturing company located in Auburn Hills, MI

Requirements of the Senior Buyer

  • 7+ years related purchasing program management or direct materials management experience. Previous experience with injection molding, rubber components, stampings and machined products preferred.
    Demonstrated experience in Advanced Sourcing and Purchasing Program Management approaches.
    Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation and influencing deadlines.
    Must be self-motivated, well organized, have a pre-disposition to action and ability to resourcefully manage complex situations.
    Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, tooling specifications and technical standards.
    Demonstrated knowledge of automotive product validation processes and documentation, supplier development and sourcing in a manufacturing environment.
    Solid understanding and practical use of MS Office Suite/G Suite, PowerBI, Mainframe Systems and Web Based Procurement Systems.
    Highly Desired Skills:
    Global Automotive T1 Supplier or OEM procurement experience
    MBA / Master's degree and knowledge of incorporating data analytics into purchasing activities
    (C.P.S.M.) certification
    Travel Requirements:
    Position is based in Auburn Hills, MI Corporate Offices
    Willingness for some travel to suppliers and manufacturing sites
    Able to travel domestically and internationally as needed

    Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Engineering, or equivalent from an AACSB accredited program

Benefits of the Senior Buyer

  • Competitive salary
  • Advancement potential
  • Full time
  • Paid time off
  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • Profit Sharing & Pension plans

Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer

  • Manage RFQ process for new product development, ensuring purchasing requirements and metrics are met by removing roadblocks, aligning to the component targets, and assessing supplier capacities.
    Working in close collaboration with the commodity buyers to communicate the project needs and providing purchasing's input to the project team to ensure a successful program.
    Develop a strong understanding of the supply base, current parts, and commodity trends.
    This position will require frequent communication with senior leadership from our cross functional teams.
    Research new suppliers and changing technology trends.
    Manage elements of supplier performance and coordinate qualification of new suppliers.
    Conduct capacity studies for changing program volume needs, extensions, and timing adjustments.
    Become a functional expert in purchasing systems, policies, and procedures.
    Maintain all required records of purchases, prices, and deliveries

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to submit your resume in Microsoft Word format to

We treat all resumes with strict confidentiality. We will always contact you first before submitting your resume to our client(s) for review. If you do not receive correspondence, you are not a fit for this position.

At Venteon our talent acquisition team is proud to provide our clients with the most qualified Accounting & Finance, Engineering, IT and Administrative talent in the industry today


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