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Purchasing specialist- Automotive Parts

Company: Cogs
Location: Ohio City
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

My client is a family owned Automotive products manufacturing company that works with an extensive array different materials, born from solid working relationships with established and material suppliers and equipment vendors. As an advanced purchasing specialist will join a tight knit purchasing team to play a pivotal and supplier facing role in support of new business quotes, project launches and engineering changes.

This dual focus role combines managing the RFQ Process and Supplier Sourcing Process from identification of capable suppliers for participation in the processes, through negotiation of favorable pricing and terms in alignment with identified material specifications and supplier support expectations.

Primary Position responsibilities:

- Review prints to identify and understand which materials are specified

- Identify any items that need clarification needs and address with the appropriate member of the Quote Team.

- Offer alternative material which could reduce cost for the customer.

- Initiates Supplier RFQ's in accordance with Supplier RFQ Process.

- Support/coordinate Project Engineer's interaction with supplier as needed

- Uploads supplier quote information and assumptions into the Quote Workbook on a timely basis.

- Initiates price targets and negotiates reductions and supplier recommended VE alternatives as needed

2. Purchasing, Material Planning and Compliance deliverables for assigned Programs

- Maintain established Purchasing Launch Status Tracking Summary Report on a weekly basis

- Initiate and maintain regular updates on Project Gate Purchasing Plan documents for all assigned projects
- Coordinate with Project Engineer and other cross-functional project team members to ensure all Purchasing,

- Supplier Project Contacts
- Material Planning: Lead Times, MOQ, Qty/skid, Safety Stock, FCA Terms
- Logistics: Skid sizes, quantities, weights, $/UOM Logistics Estimates & Shipping Type, Inter-plant Plans
and Impacts of alternative Logistics Plans for consideration

Position further Summary:

The Buyer - Automotive Materials position requires a highly organized, detail oriented professional with the desire to learn and grow and the ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities in a demanding automotive manufacturing environment.

This role requires daily communication with current and potential material suppliers, as well as interaction with our outside sales, engineering and quote estimating teams in support of our quote, launch, change management, prototype, and supplier development processes.

Keywords: Cogs, Fort Wayne , Purchasing specialist- Automotive Parts, Other , Ohio City, Indiana

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