Buyer in Troy, MI at Meritor

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The purpose of this position is lead and coordinate daily activities within purchasing, in particular but not limited to Suspension parts, like Shocks Absorbers, Torque Arms, Bushings, Air Springs as well Castings and Forgings. The job holder will be responsible for all tactical aspects of purchasing including material cost reductions, securing timely delivery, quality products and supplier negotiations.

Job Responsibilities:

•Set, Develop and Execute cost saving programs with potential and ongoing suppliers.
•Monitor supplier’s price, quality, delivery; take corrective action when required;
•Develop and maintain alternative production suppliers in the event that existing suppliers cannot meet delivery/quality/pricing requirements;
•Analyze and negotiate price change requests for assigned parts;
•Accumulate, prepare and present necessary reports concerning cost trends (steel indexes & currency) and price changes;
•Maintain and update all purchase orders, price change notices, order history, quote information, and correspondence, for all production parts held responsible;
•Maintain supplier database to ensure data integrity and accuracy;
•Conduct necessary visits to Meritor plants and suppliers
•Initiate, lead or support value chain improvements (VA\\VE) activities at suppliers for cost reduction.
•Support cross-functions team (business unit) in product launches.
•Improve customer satisfaction (external and internal) by developing a dedicated supply base.

Job Requirements

•Strong negotiator with 3 to 5 years of buying or directly related purchasing experience required
•Automotive industry required
•Some experience of purchasing for Suspension, Casting and Forgings required
•Experience of dealing with international supply base would be advantageous
•Willingness to travel up to 25% as required
•In-depth knowledge of quality audit procedures including QSE, Supplier Launch Process would be an asset.