Senior Buyer

A career at The Auto Club Group (ACG) can be satisfying, exciting and rewarding. By aligning your professional development with our business objectives, ACG can help you attain your career goals — and make a difference. Get started by choosing the career that’s right for you.

Dearborn, MI

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA.

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <p>The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.<br /> </p> <p><strong><u>Work Environment:</u></strong></p> <p>Works primarily indoors in a temperature controlled office environment. Occasional travel required (less than 20% of work time) with exposure to road hazards and temperature extremes.</p> <p><strong> <u>Compensation</u></strong><br /> The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits packages including a base salary with performance-based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, pension, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!</p>
Responsibilities: <p>Researches, negotiates, coordinates and analyzes pricing information for the acquisition of ad-hoc materials, equipment and services for the Auto Club Group in accordance with corporate principles and standards of procurement practice. Initiates and maintains supplier relationships. Drives a variety of procurement categories in the negotiation, acquisition, maintenance and disposal. Assists management in support of leveraging the Auto Club Group&rsquo;s objectives between the Auto Club Group, AAA National and other AAA clubs. Serves as project team leader/participant on project teams and represents the area in meetings as required.</p> <p>Conducts ongoing research into the availability and quality of various goods and services to reduce costs and improve acquisition methods company-wide. Reviews and analyzes financial information, prepares cost benefit analysis and makes recommendations to management. Prepares capital and expense budgets and forecasts for projected acquisition of goods and services at the cost center and Company level. Ensures special pricing and acquisition arrangements. Provides extensive product knowledge and training to delivery and support systems regarding the acquisition of materials, equipment and services.</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>Preferred Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A Bachelor Degree and/or Professional Certification (e.g.,&nbsp;Certified Professional in Supply Management).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Knowledge and Skills:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minority suppliers/business contacts.</li> <li>Auto Club Group products and services.</li> <li>Auto Club Group processing, service and sales delivery systems.</li> <li>Auto Club Group corporate procedures.</li> <li>AAA National service standards.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Qualifications</strong></p> <p><strong><u>Required Qualifications (these are the minimum requirements to qualify):</u></strong></p> <p><strong><u>Education (include minimum education and any licensing/certifications):</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>High School Diploma or equivalent.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Experience:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Identifying, analyzing and resolving customer/vendor issues and concerns.</li> <li>Coordinating and controlling projects.</li> <li>Preparing contractual agreements.</li> <li>Cost justification, bidding processes and negotiation techniques.</li> <li>Inventory control.</li> <li>Developing business proposals for management review procurement practices across a broad range of non-production categories.</li> <li>Statistical methods and analysis.</li> <li>General business, cost/benefit, and accounting principles.</li> <li>Purchasing practices and procedures.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Knowledge and Skills:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Preparing reports and conducting presentations to mid-level management.</li> <li>Working under pressure to meet deadlines.</li> <li>Functioning independently.</li> <li>Utilizing personal computer applications and learn various mainframe applications to store, retrieve and analyze data.</li> <li>Performing a variety of concurrent activities utilizing time management principles.</li> <li>Planning and leading cross-functional teams.</li> <li>Communicating effectively with others in a work environment and with the suppliers and internal customers.</li> <li>Maintaining accurate records and reports.</li> <li>Planning, coordinating and implementing special projects.</li> <li>Providing training and work guidance to other procurement staff.</li> <li>Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving abilities.</li> <li>Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills essential.</li> </ul>