Viewing Job - Buyer - Indirect Materials [EB-1006204447]


Elkhart, IN 46515

Years Experience



Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts


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Buyer- Indirect Materials will be responsible for interfacing with regional and global procurement teams, developing supplier and purchasing strategies, and manage annual/multi-year pricing agreements, and negotiate contractual needs.


  • Develop robust supplier and purchasing strategies for a given set of Indirect/Logistics categories across North American plants
  • Discern advantages of local vs global supply, make vs buy scenarios, and strong focus on development of non-traditional suppliers and potential supplier assessment process
  • Collaborate with suppliers and internal customers (cross functional team) on matters related to indirect materials, services, and logistics
  • Negotiate and achieve YOY cost reductions and best-in-class cost through various tools including but not limited to: elaboration of statement of requirements for indirect/logistics sourcing, creation of cost models, supplier visits and on-site audits, supplier cost down workshops, supplier fact based negotiations, global sourcing, dual sourcing, e-auctions, internal and external benchmarking activities, market intelligence and industry analysis, among others
  • Manage annual/multi-year pricing agreements, negotiate the contractual needs, specifications, application, total cost, payment terms, warranty terms, overall quality metrics per our standards, as well as manage and negotiate commercial issues that may arise
  • Manage suppliers, including the identification of new suppliers, qualification process, financial and business analysis, and core supplier review against our core processes, policies, and metrics
  • Interface with both regional and global procurement teams for supplier evaluations, leverage of cost, technology advancement and supplier responsiveness
  • Select Vendors that will meet our Quality, Technology, and Cost standards for New Products development and execution
  • This position will support the Senior Indirect Purchasing Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering; Master’s Degree is a plus (completed or in process)
  • Familiar with and motivated by the Commercial side of Business (Purchasing preferably)
  • Familiar with and motivated by the Manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving, familiar with business case and project financial analysis, desirable project management skills, and ability to work with different stakeholders
  • Computer skills are a must with proficiency in Excel (pivot table, formulas, business intelligence reports)
  • High mobility, traveling within US to either plant locations or suppliers
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in sourcing at manufacturing companies
  • 3+ years’ experience in indirect materials, services and logistics purchasing

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