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Sr. Buyer

Location : Mishawaka, IN
Job Type : Contract to Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+
Required Education : MBA
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Specialty automotive manufacturer has exciting purchasing opportunity for Buyers in their  facility.  Buyers will be responsible for understanding design-to-cost, design-for-production, and manufacturability to help source vehicle components, negotiate contracts, and evaluate requirements.


Due to the governmental basis of the work, only US Citizens and Green Card Holder will be considered.

There is a Covid-19 vaccine requirement for this opportunity.


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 preferred

  • 5-7 years automotive purchasing experience required

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

  • Teamwork and communication skills required

  • Analytical thinking, negotiating, and problem solving skills required

  • Willingness to do about 25% travel



For immediate review please send a copy of your resume to Ken Markiewicz at

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