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1.Sources and negotiates with potential suppliers, requests RFQs, evaluates, analyzes results and recommends suppliers based on documented QCDDM in conformance with company standards.

2.Creates blanket and tooling requisitions and processes purchase orders to support same,

3.Works with engineering, manufacturing, and user groups to find cost savings opportunities including initiating process audits at supplier locations.

4.Benchmarks assigned commodities and communicates directly with GAP Buyers when applicable. Commodity analysis in addition to part-by-part analysis is required including market trends of assigned commodities.

5.Performs in-depth cost analysis with complete understanding of cost factors. Focuses on process cost information for opportunities to reduce cost.

6.Sources “best value” products through domestic, international, and LCC suppliers. Buyer should completely understand product flow through import / export and customs / broker process.

7.Achieves cost reduction goals for assigned commodities in support of corporate directive.

8.Possesses thorough understanding of contractual language and the skills of contract writing.

9.Evaluates supplier performance stability and institutes improvements and corrective action as required. Emphasis on “right-sizing” supply base and long-range planning to support objectives as necessary. Develop and maintain supplier panel and performance records.


* Minimum of five years experience in a purchasing environment preferably in the automotive industry.
* Buyer must have experience with commodity planning/strategy and supplier selection /sourcing using cost analysis, supplier performance, cost reduction achievement, market conditions and technical trends as a guide.
* Buyer should exhibit strong commodity and manufacturing knowledge in areas of experience.
* Experience in international selection and sourcing is a must.

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