Program Buyer

We aim to be our customers’ preferred global supplier partner for the automotive industry, by providing the best value built on innovative designs, products and processes and World Class Manufacturing. We strive to be the employer of choice, we are ethical and a responsible corporate citizen.

Auburn Hills, MI

SL America

We are a leading global automotive supplier with manufacturing operations and product development, engineering and sales centers in 7 countries. We have over 12,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative designs, processes and World Class Manufacturing.

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Overview: <ul> <li>Support purchasing activities relating to sourcing and services for all programs.</li> <li>Ensure purchasing support to supplier quality activities is adequate.</li> <li>Provide guidance to buyers for purchasing related activities.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Provide communications to new program suppliers regarding design changes, set expectations and timing related to manufactured parts and components.</li> <li>Provide internal feedback of new program suppliers overall performance &amp; compliance with SL requirements and maintain supplier matrix</li> <li>Lead launching activities for suppliers including MRD, Validation, Launching, and overall program timing.</li> <li>Lead evaluation and report product cost changes after sourcing through initial production.</li> <li>Lead supplier VA/VE process.</li> <li>Monitor new material labeling and packaging specification to SL standards, ensure supplier submissions to SQE. Monitor internally and externally to ensure on time delivery &amp; compliance of product identification for pre-production and production components.</li> <li>Monitor and evaluate inventory to support preproduction build requirements.</li> <li>Maintain document records for TS16949, NAFTA, and other customer specific requirements.</li> <li>Issue RFQ&rsquo;s based on sales and program team requirements.</li> <li>Review and recommend sourcing plans for new programs and potential re-sourcing of current programs with SL management team.</li> <li>Manage documentation for new program tooling and developing costs related to outsourced product.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Work Experience</strong></p> <ul> <li>3-5 years&rsquo; experience in automotive materials or purchasing</li> <li>Previous purchasing or materials experience desired, preferably in an automotive environment.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Education</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>College degree required in relevant field.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Knowledge Skills and Abilities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to use various Microsoft based programs and or MRP programs</li> <li>Excellent interpersonal skills.</li> <li>Ability to analyze complex data.</li> <li>Ability to work with various disciplines</li> <li>Evaluating logistics and supply chain data.</li> <li>Strong negotiation skills.</li> <li>Strong communication skills.</li> <li>Strong Problem solving ability.</li> </ul>