Commodity Buyer

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00020635
Date Posted:Jun 3
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
Metro Area:

Our client in Romulus, MI is in need of a Commodity Buyer


Initiates purchase orders and amendments for indirect parts, services, and/or tools; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required; close coordination with plant engineering to assure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities.

Secures and analyses quotes; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.

Studies market prices and trends, engineering developments and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities and advises company activities with concurrence of department manager.

Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, inventory control and management; negotiates prices and delivery terms with guidance from department manager.

Organizes and implements strategies to accomplish Minority Business Sourcing Programs consistent with company guidelines.

Visits suppliers’ facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery problems.

Initiates, support and implement improvement initiatives with the support of the manufacturing department.


Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in business administration, economics &/or engineering

Negotiation skills

Basic Financial analysis

Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Professional Experience

Two (2) years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control experience in a manufacturing environment.

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to submit your resume in Microsoft Word format to

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