Commodity Buyer - Automotive


Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Movement Search and Delivery    is working with an international supplier to the automotive industry. Our client is a major Tier One for German automotive. Due to their growth, they have a newly created position for a Commodity Buyer.

What you will do: The Commodity Buyer works with the strategic commodity manager and operational purchasing to support the assigned commodity team. The position assists in the development and implementation of the commodity strategy in assigned commodities, manages RFQ’s to the supply base according to the commodity strategy to support Operational Purchasing programs (current and new), and evaluates supplier cost structure to obtain best overall value. The role utilizes a total cost approach to optimizing piece prices for assign commodities, tactics to include bundling, global sourcing, multiple sources/competition, specification changes, process optimization, value analysis/value engineering, logistics, and payment term improvement, while also assisting divisions in establishing supplier longterm agreements and supplier giveback terms for all components assigned to him/her. Additionally, the position coordinates supplier development, consolidation and reduction programs, leads divisional cost savings initiatives with negotiation, alternate sourcing strategies and qualifying potential suppliers, and keeps senior management informed of commercial issues through communications and presentations.

What you will need: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management. Current experience in a purchasing role within an automotive manufacturing environment. Cost analysis and supplier negotiations experience. SAP experience is a plus.

What we offer: Honest and transparent representation to our clients…  it’s what we do.

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Please send your resume and current compensation  to:

Greg Giltner
(Yes, this email goes directly to a real person)
(248) 297-5305