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Buyer in Plymouth, MI at Hire Road

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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Job Description

Plymouth, MI


Our client is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of broad range of accessories for the automotive and aftermarket industries and they are looking to add an experienced Buyer to their team. The Buyer will be responsible supporting the company's purchasing programs and maintaining relationships with current suppliers.

Buyer must have 3+ years of experience as a buyer

Buyer Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and 5 or more years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products; Excel and MRP knowledge is required
  • Excellent communication and mathematical skills required
  • Ability to interpret procedures and regulations

Buyer Description:

  • Responsible for issuing purchase orders and ensuring timely receipt of product from suppliers
  • Manage product changes with suppliers, marketing and engineering
  • Interface with Asian Sourcing Office (ASO) and suppliers to coordinate product inspection and shipment to freight carrier for all shipments
  • Evaluate supplier quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers
  • Provide leadership and guidance for each supplier and set priorities for build schedules
  • Manage MRP to Suppliers and review for exceptions
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with import suppliers to establish material delivery schedules based on MRP requirements and follow up to ensure schedules are met
  • Review min/max levels, safety stock and safety time on an ongoing basis to maintain budgeted inventory levels
  • Check weekly inventory balance against demand and review/revise material purchases to avoid excess inventory
  • Work with Sourcing to negotiate and secure best pricing and terms
  • Identify potential bottlenecks or problems in material delivery and follow up to mitigate problems
  • Interface with Customer Service/Sales to ensure any un-forecasted demand is purchased and delivery traced to meet customer commitments
  • Provide product and pricing information to sales force as requested
  • Work with forecasting to investigate and validate spikes in demand
  • Other duties as assigned


Choosing the Hire Road is about shared success, active and committed partnerships and relationships that last.  Hire Road is solely focused on connecting highly skilled professionals with leading organizations. We are a solutions-based, results-oriented staffing company specializing in a wide range of industry specific practices. To put it simply, we recruit, screen and hire talented people for temporary and full-time positions.

This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

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