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ResourceMFG | Manufacturing Workforce Specialists

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A client of ours in the Grand Rapids, MI area is in need of Junior Buyers. This position with have experience based pay, day shift, and will be the main contact between the client and their supply base. 

Benefits of a Junior Buyer: 

  • Direct Hire opportunity 
  • Competitive pay 
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement 
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO available immediately 

Duties of a Junior Buyer: 

  • Develop a qualified low cost supply base to support current and anticipated automotive program sourcing requirements.
  • Develop rationale and provide support for supplier selection.
  • Participate in or lead team in strategy development, cost savings efforts, minority business strategy, and associated reporting.
  • Support Launch team through Supplier Selection, Statement of Work Negotiation, and Make vs Buy analysis.
  • Support Production team when quality issues arise with components from supply base. 
  • Coordinate volume discount & planned productivity discounts with supply base.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • BA in Business with emphasis in Supply Chain Management, or Purchasing or equivalent; and four to six years purchasing, manufacturing, engineering related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three to five years of strong technical experience with Automotive business.
  • Interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with Purchasing, Accounting, Supply Chain Management departments.
  • Attention to detail
  • Must have good computer skills with a working knowledge of automotive experience, technical knowledge and/or experience in the metals industry and technology.
  • Communication, negotiation, and computer skills are needed. 
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