Commodity Buyer 
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Commodity Buyer - Reports to the Senior Purchasing Manager
- Achieve optimum cost, quality and delivery performance.
- Manage assigned component and raw material procurement for
manufacturing facilities in North America.
- Understand, monitor and communicate market developments
- Develop and implement commodity and supplier strategies with
new, existing and exit suppliers.
- Liaise with European and AP and NA commodity teams to align
- Support quotation and estimation activities to win new
- Ensure successful launch of new programs and management of
supply base to ensure stable supply and competitive pricing
throughout the product lifecycle.
- Drive continuous cost reductions through supplier negotiations,
Long Term Agreements, Value Add/Value Engineer (VAVE) projects and
- Establish and analyze cost models to understand piece prices
and tooling costs.
- Track and monitor supplier performance in terms of PPAP timing,
quality and delivery.
- Monitor supplier financials
- Negotiate and drive Purchasing requirements for payment terms,
T&C -s, warranty and GSQM.
- Manage all aspects of the Purchasing administration processes
including RFQ's, sourcing approval, PPAP Request and new product
- A degree or diploma in Business Administration or
- Certified Supply Chain Management Professional an asset.
- Five to seven years purchasing experience in a manufacturing
- Solid understanding of product costing and investments.
- Proven analytical skills.
- Strong, effective and clear communicator.
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
- Self-confident, self-motivated, forward-thinking with strong
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
- Working knowledge with SAP and/or QAD.
- Knowledge of manufacturing processes for automotive linkage and
suspension components and raw materials including steel bar and
coil, aluminum forgings, aluminum and grey iron castings,
machining, cold forming, and rubber products.
- Ability to travel.
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