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Commodity Buyer
Ref No.: 20-00193
Location: Troy, Michigan
Position Type:Full Time
Title: Senior Commodity Buyer - Machinery, Equipment & Tooling
Job ID: 20-00193
Location: Troy, MI
Base Compensation: Highly Competitive
Travel: up to 30%
Additional Benefits: Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: 3-6 Month Assignment

Position Responsibilities:
  • Procure machinery, equipment and tooling and other commodities as assigned by applying strategic sourcing principles at the best level of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
  • Develop, execute and enhance commodity strategies for machinery, equipment and tooling and other Indirect Materials and Services as assigned.
  • Continuously enhance purchasing expertise and knowledge of global market trends.
  • Actively support standardization and lean practices across all Product Lines globally.
  • Drive optimization of the internal processes related to the procurement of machinery, equipment, and tooling.
  • Identify and develop strategic sources for machinery, equipment and tooling globally.
  • Manage relationships with all suppliers, resolve supplier issues and optimize suppliers' performance.
  • Pursue systematic cost reductions for the assigned commodities, report savings to the corporate office on a regular basis.
Position Requirements:
  • 5-7 years of experience in supply chain specializing in Machinery, Equipment, and Tooling procurement; knowledge of the global supply base and cost elements and drivers for machinery, equipment, and tooling.
  • Significant expertise in legal contract negotiations and risk management.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills and the ability to interpret blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Understanding that the responsibilities of the job require extended and flexible hours.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% to internal company sites and supplier locations.
  • Commitment to maintaining professional and technical proficiency by attending educational and industry events, participating in professional societies and building networks.
  • Experience in procurement of capital and operational leases (including real estate leases)
  • Experience with Plex ERP systems

Please acknowledge that you understand that your answers to the following questionnaire will be part of your submittal to our client and that you will answer each question as thoroughly and professionally as possible.
  1. Can you share a few details about your experience with Machinery, Equipment, and Tooling procurement? 
  2. Are you able to travel up to 30%?
  3. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
  4. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  5. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
  6. What is your "acceptable” and "ideal base” compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
  7. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
  8. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
  9. Do you require visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years.

Please note that if you are a current GTA employee or have been placed by GTA at one of our clients, we will not be able to entertain moving you. However, we are hopeful that you may know someone else who is qualified and as such you would still be eligible for our generous referral bonus program detailed below.

If you are able to refer a person we do hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job between 90 days to 180 days, depending on customer payment terms