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Southfield, MI, US, 48022

Senior Buyer - Automotive Electronics


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


SENIOR BUYER – Electronic Semiconductors, Power Modules and Software


Senior Buyer of Electronics and Software manages all sourcing and supply chain activities for active components, modules, and software for North America; support a sourcing strategy, continuously optimize cost, improve supplier performance, drive innovation, and manage risk. This includes the development, contracting and management of a supplier’s portfolio enabling early supplier involvement by working closely with the Global Commodity Manager, Engineering, Quality and Operations.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Negotiate, implement, and execute commercial contracts to minimize supply risk and total cost of ownership
  • Support and execute global sourcing strategies and contracts
  • Assist with materials / logistics team in the operational activities in case of default of contract / releases
  • Ensure coordination of purchasing initiatives with all regions
  • Build and maintain relationships, both internal and with suppliers, which enhance our ability to deliver savings
  • Support operational targets and inventory management actions


Your Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in related field
  • Experience with Automotive Electronics and software
  • Demonstrate a strong comradery with team members
  • Understanding of purchasing commodity management
  • Ability to close out open issues in a timely fashion
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation capabilities
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Ability to collaborate with leaders across many functions and regions
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with Engineering, Sales and Program Management



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit