CooperStandard Sr. Buyer - Metals in Novi, Michigan

_Position Summary:_

Develops supply base and Supply Chain strategies, negotiates pricing, terms, and agreements for materials that are strategic, specific to metals. Optimizes the overall cost of materials. Implements Supply Chain strategies and ensures execution of company pricing and terms & conditions agreements.

_Primary Responsibilities:_

  • Identify lean savings projects through supply chain and operations involvement; lead cross functional teams as necessary to realize lean savings.

  • Lead annual supplier business reviews focused on strengthening strategic relationships in order to improve key Cooper Standard metrics.

  • Manage supply base with respect to their ability to provide products and services in accordance with the organization’s business requirements and cost parameters.

  • Work cross functionally to establish and execute commodity strategies.

  • Manage critical supply chain issues to support operations.

  • Understand key market dynamics and commodity trends including raw materials.

  • Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements.

  • Develop relationships with key internal and external customers.

_Education and Qualifications:_

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Sales, Purchasing and/or Supply Chain preferred.

  • 5 years of Buying experience; 2 years of prior Metals Buying experience.

  • Ability to challenge cost estimates and set pricing targets.

  • Prior experience leading negotiations.

  • Strong organization and problem solving skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to travel as needed.

Job: *Purchasing

Organization: *Corporate

Title: Sr. Buyer - Metals

Location: Michigan-Novi

Requisition ID: P67539