Ref No.: 20-00204
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Position Type:Direct Placement
Title: Buyer / Purchasing Analyst (Engine Commodities) 
Job ID: 20-00204
Location: Farmington Hills, MI (48331)
Salary: Highly Competitive 
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), the company paid holidays and more!

Type of Hire: Direct 

Position Summary:
  •  We are looking for a Buyer / Purchasing Analyst for our global automotive remanufacturing company. The Analyst coordinates activities involved with securing direct materials for the organization.  Duties include performing activities to find new vendors; assist with qualifying a vendor, negotiates cost, delivery, and MOQ.
Position Responsibility:
  •  Performs searches for new vendors in automotive parts, MRO, and other commodities as needed.
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, MOQ, availability, and delivery schedule and coordination of transportation as needed.
  • Provide and track appropriate planning information and purchase commitments.
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Performs Request for quotes, negotiates pricing, and performs analysis for new parts/suppliers.
  • Review invoice issues for assigned suppliers. 
  • Submits price changes for review and approval with Accounting, Business Development, and Customers as applicable.
  • Recommends measures to improve supply chain processes and inventory performance.
  • Responsible for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions of the quality management systems.
  • Responsible for successful, on-time program launches as assigned.
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or related field
  • Professional experience in a direct buying role with automotive commodities, including responsibility for analysis and negotiation of product and manufacturing cost
  • Significant purchasing, sourcing and/or supply chain management experience
  • Experience with RFQ (Request for Quotation) procurement system, including cost and supply base strategy analysis
  • Experience in contract management and/or negotiation
  • Experience in a manufacturing company or operation
  • Experience sourcing and/or purchasing from Eastern Europe, Asia and/or South America
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of Inventory Control and financial asset allocation
  • Desirable: Certified Supply Chain Management (CSCM), Certified Purchasing Management (CPM), Certified Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)
GTA Questions:
  1. Can you share 1 or 2 samples of successful direct purchasing strategies you have utilized in previous roles.
  2. What engine commodities have you had purchasing experience with?
  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 a 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.