Assistant Purchasing Manager

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00020085
Date Posted:Feb 17
Category:1 - Accounting & Finance
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Assistant Purchasing Manager

Our client is a Multi-National Manufacturing company, that is based in Oakland County, Michigan, is interested in hiring an Assistant Purchasing Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead Purchasing Team in activities of all responsible platforms
  • Supervise team members
  • Support Product Planning and Engineering – developing plans to support new program launches and special projects
  • Promote teamwork and cooperation with interacting multi-national departments
  • Work closely with related department and manufacturing plants to ensure operational needs are achieved
  • Cost data management: input pricing data and resolve discrepancies working with buyers
  • Develop, implement and manage commodity strategy
  • Generate commodity cost estimates to build sourcing, negotiation, and supplier development strategies
  • Analyze costs to understand and evaluate supplier competitiveness
  • Drive continuous improvement in the supply base in support of company business goals
  • Negotiate part cost and tooling for your responsible supply base
  • Facilitate annual supplier cost improvements/manufacturing improvements activities
  • Plan and direct materials and supply to reduce cost and improve quality
  • Provide support to manufacturing plants for both strategic issues and supplier performance issues
  • Issue Purchase Orders for production components and tooling
  • Regularly report out progress to leadership

Job Requirements:

  • BS in Business, Supply Chain Management
  • 5-7 years of Purchasing Experience
  • Cost Estimating capability; stamping, welding, forging, casting, coating, assembly, tooling
  • Understanding of Automotive suppliers in North America
  • Management/Supervisory Experience preferred
  • Excellent communication, organizational and data management skills
  • Experience working with non-U.S. based customers/suppliers preferred
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Analysis of all costs involved in manufacturing processes, particularly stamping, forging and casting processes
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines is essential in this fast-paced environment