Commodity Buyer

Novi, Michigan

Post Date: 05/26/2017 Job ID: 6616 Industry: Purchasing

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Commodity Buyer


Objective of the Position: Responsible for the procurement of given sub-commodity, supplier performance management, commodity strategy of given sub-commodity and commercial management within the plant.


Essential Accountabilities: the position incumbent ensures that
  • Attend program meetings.
  • Follow up with other Buyers to meet program commitments.
  • Investigate and resolve invoicing issues.
  • Issue purchase agreements and process paperwork.
  • Monitor and process CN’ s.
  • Negotiate prices.
  • Process Request for Quotes and send data through data exchange.
  • Update monthly data required.


Secondary Accountabilities: the position incumbent ensures that
  • Conduct all business related activities for, and on the behalf of, Company within the limits of applicable local, state, and federal legal requirements.
  • Provide support to, and compliance with, all local and corporate Company Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) policies, procedures and other HSE related requirements.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and follows all Company polices related to TS16949 and ISO 14001; looks for way to improve and promote quality.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirement Profile:


Professional Background / Basic Qualification / Work Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of purchasing experience within the given sub-commodity group (preferably Automotive).
  • Minimum three to five years’ experience in Cost Analysis and Supplier Negotiations
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • SAP experience a plus.
  • Ability to travel domestically by car or plane.


Technical Expertise:
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos, and write simple correspondence.
  • Analytical- Synthesize complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Business Acumen- Understands business implications of decisions.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement of products for manufacturability.
  • Project Management- Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Strives to continuously improve expertise.



The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by employees, and are not constructed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Further, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Company.




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