The primary focus of the Buyer is supplier quoting, negotiating, supplier sourcing, market testing, processing purchase orders, supporting disputed Supplier Defective Material Notices (DMNs) and the resolution of invoice discrepancies. The analysis and follow up of your data ensuring all program gate reviews and deliverables are achieved meeting or exceeding the required program financial targets and timing supporting flawless program launches. This position will require an understanding of supplier cost breakdowns and a general understanding of purchasing policies, procedures and purchasing related laws, agency, legal and ethical obligations
Support the development of commodity strategies working cross functionally with Manufacturing, Sales and Engineering as needed.
Understand key market dynamics and commodity trends to validate cost competitiveness.
Identify, implement cost savings and VAVE projects in collaboration with Supply Chain, Operations and Engineering involvement.
Ensuring the support & resolution of disputed DMNs and Invoice issues
Manage supply base with respect to their ability to provide products and services in accordance with Cooper Standard's business requirements, cost parameters, terms and conditions or other agreements.
Effectively execute market testing and the successful supplier resourcing activates in line with Commodity Strategies.
Develop and sustain relationships with key internal and external customers.
Point person supporting the resolution of critical supply chain and/or production issues while maintaining supplier relationships.
Maintain commercial documents as needed.
Education and Qualifications:
3+ years relevant experience.
Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain or related field.
Prior experience leading negotiations.
Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems seeking guidance when needed.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Experience working in a diverse or cross-functional team.
Manufacturing or technical knowledge (preferred).
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran VEVRAA Federal Contractor