Job: Corporate Buyer-Paint/Resin

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Posted: 08/03/2017

Job Reference #: 2993

Job Description

ID
2017-2993
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-MI-Warren
Posted Date
5/17/2017
Category
Purchasing
Company
Flex-N-Gate Advanced Product Development LLC (MTC)

Overview:

Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position:

Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services in an Automotive environment, such as: Production parts, Raw materials, Supplies and Equipment with a preferred background in Paint and Resins

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement global sourcing strategies for key commodities.
  • Confer and negotiate with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, delivery, etc.
  • Prepare requests for quotation, analyze responses, and make sourcing recommendations to the Purchasing Director and Vice President-Purchasing.
  • Write purchase orders and/or contracts.
  • Review current and potential supplier manufacturing locations, to determine supply capabilities.
  • Champion cost savings activities for selected commodities.
  • Maintain manual and/or computerized procurement records.
  • Discuss defective goods or services with quality personnel, manufacturing and suppliers to identify the “root cause” of the problem, so that it can be rectified.
  • Monitor supplier labor agreements to ensure material supply in the event of a labor stoppage.

Qualifications:

  • We are seeking a buyer with 5 years of proven experience in automotive coatings and plastic resins preferred.
  • Solid analytical, computer and math skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and analyze large amounts of data.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in business is strongly preferred.
  • Basic understanding of technical specifications and manufacturing processes a plus.

Benefits:

• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

Application Instructions

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