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Commodity Buyer


This is a Full-time position in Northville, MI posted June 7, 2021.

The Role
This role is responsible for insuring that all assigned Purchasing and Supply Chain activities are executed in a manner that will support customers. 
Manage purchase contracts, costs and the implementation of all related activities in support of the production purchase parts and or services.
What You Will Be Doing

• Effectively manage supply chain relationships and contract with suppliers for the assigned commodities and suppliers

• Issue, summarize and present QLM RFQ’s and results related to the sourcing or benchmarking of production parts and services; this includes compliance with corporate supply chain strategies.

• Assure that all contracts and purchase orders comply with current policies, procedure and ISO/TS and IATF standards

• Responsible for the development and maintenance of a timeline related ECN driven sourcing of purchase components, raw material, and outsourced activities

• Champion all regional supplier commercial issues and assist SQE and Accounting with Supply Chain problem resolution in the areas of Quality and AP

• Negotiates agreements and terms for the purchase of parts, equipment and services within assigned commodities and based upon quality, price, lot size and delivery defined internally.

• Insure requirements in term of Cost, Quality, Delivery, service and Engineering are understood by the suppliers.

• Conduct market research to identify potential suppliers to meet company sourcing strategies.

• Contribute to the Cost objective plan defined for the commodities of group of suppliers assigned.

• Support actively the Purchasing management for defining the Purchasing roadmaps by providing inputs and results on the commodities and suppliers managed.

• Ensure adherence to the company Supply Chain management policies, procedures and Purchasing best practices.

• Maintain a continuous supply of materials to avoid any disruptions in manufacturing and/or customer service, performing all work with a sense of urgency and timeliness.

• Support tactical buyer’s team by creating supplier contracts on time into the ERP system.

• Reconcile differences in price or quantity of received supplier products with the Accounts Payable and Receiving departments.
Job Requirements:

• Proven experience in buying raw material commodities and MRO

• Skills in procurement activities, negotiation skills, and a general understanding of procurement and contract management law required

• Knowledge of ISO Quality standards, MIL specifications, etc.


• Experience in interacting with several departments and leading cross-functional teams and projects

• Energetic individual, motivated, results focused and a self-starter

• Plex Systems experience preferred but not required

• Ability to interpret and read engineering drawings and GD&T a plus

• Excellent research, analytical and problem resolution skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access

• Manufacturing environment experience desired, automotive a plus

• Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both oral and written

• Must be a team-oriented professional who can handle multiple projects in a fast paced environment

• Highly detail-oriented with the ability handle shifting deadlines and priorities

• High level of commitment, sound judgment, great follow-through, and initiative

• Uphold all company policies required to provide top quality service to external customers

• A demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, to be proactive, to work independently of day-to-day supervision

• Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Business or equivalent combination of education and experience