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Buyer - Automotive

Location : Mishawaka, IN
Job Type : Contract
Reference Code : DP0210
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3-5 years
Required Education : Bachelor degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Specialty automotive manufacturer has exciting purchasing opportunities for Buyers in their South Bend facility.  Buyers identify and vet potential suppliers, negotiate contracts, and issue purchase orders.


These long-term contract positions come with potential for PTO, 401k, and ACA-compliant health care plans.


Buyers can expect to

-Source complex components for vehicle assembly

-Negotiate, place and administer contracts for vehicle assembly requirements

-Implement commodity strategies established by management

-Maintain supply base at optimal level

-Negotiate cost and product with potential suppliers

-Compare competitive quotes for best value

-Develop potential suppliers

-Draft complete file documentation to ensure determination of fair and reasonable pricing

-Draft and issue blanket contracts and purchase orders

-Enter and maintain all information in SAP database



Required Qualifications :

The successful candidate will need:

  • BA/BS degree required in a related field (Supply Management and/or Business)

  • MBA, CPSM, and/or CPDS preferred

  • 3-5 years purchasing experience required

  • Strong computer and communication skills required (Word, Excel, Project, SAP)

  • Teamwork skills required

  • Analytical thinking, negotiating, and problem solving skills required

  • Willingness to do limited travel (10% - 50%)

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* Your eligibility for benefits depends upon your placement, hours billed and length of service. Your recruiter can identify the programs for which you are eligible. The Company reserves the right to modify or eliminate any of its non-legally mandated benefits at any time.