Entry Level Buyer

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Overview

  1. Project Controls and Estimating, Contracts and Procurement
  2. Permanent
GV 29483
$50-60k

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Job Title: Entry Level Buyer

Location: Ladson, SC / Summerville, SC

Status of Hire: full-time, direct hire, salaried exempt

Compensation: $50-60k depending on experience

Reports To:         Purchasing Manager

Job Summary:

Responsible for sourcing & purchasing of production and non-production material from both local/domestic and international suppliers. Responsible for meeting program timing and cost in support of company goals and objectives. 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Negotiate prices, capacity and timing for: Prototypes, PPAP samples, production material, and tooling with suppliers in order to internal project external customer targets
  • Submit RFQs to suppliers for new components and engineering changes to existing components
  • Analyze data & propose sourcing solutions.
  • Represent Purchasing in cross departmental project teams
  • Assist with efforts in new supplier development, validation & implementation
  • Assist in resolution of supplier, commercial, delivery and quality issues
  • Support development of purchasing and supply base strategy
  • Support Low Cost Country (LCC) strategies
  • Support supplier audits and run at rates
  • Communicate and coordinate activities with buyers at all locations
  • Prepare & present purchasing activity reports
  • Work miscellaneous procurement and administrative projects as required
  • Maintains department quality standards per IATF 16949 requirements

 

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business or equivalent in a technical related field
  • APICS or ISM affiliation/certification preferred

 

Experience:

  • At least 1-2 years’ of experience in direct material purchasing functions in the automotive industry which may include successfully completed co-op or internship programs in school / degree coursework
  • International and wide-range domestic purchasing experience preferred

 

Specific Skills Required:

  • Knowledge and experience of automotive Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Knowledge and experience of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) methodology
  • Ability to interpret drawings
  • Ability to perform cost and financial calculations (e.g. CAPEX)
  • Knowledge of capacity and OEE calculations
  • Must have excellent negotiating skills for commercial issues
  • Must be able to use MS Office software effectively, special knowledge of MS Excel required
  • Tier 1 or Tier 2 Automotive manufacturing purchasing experience
  • Knowledge/experience of forging, machining processes, and purchasing steel commodities
  • SAP R/3 working knowledge a plus

 

**Must be authorized to work in the US for any employer; client is unable provide authorization or sponsorship at this time

**Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check to be eligible for hire

**Local candidates only; no relocation is offered at this time (or must  be able to relocate at own expense)

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