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Southfield, MI, US

Senior Buyer


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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.


<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">SENIOR BUYER – TERMINALS & CONNECTORS


<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">As a member of the E-Systems purchasing team, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for supporting global purchasing initiatives as it pertains to the North American region for terminals and connectors. You’ll work with global cross functional teams and suppliers to implement cost savings opportunities, ensure cost effective procurement and delivery of material and service to support plant and customer requirements while executing commodity strategies and supply contracts.


<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">The Role:

<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Deliver Total Landed Cost Improvements while pursuing specific targets
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Support and execute global sourcing strategies and contracts
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Ensure coordination of purchasing initiatives with all regions
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Build and maintain relationships, both internal and with suppliers, which enhance our ability to deliver savings
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Support operational targets and inventory management actions


<span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Your Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">BS Degree in related field
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Technical understanding of terminals and connectors
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Understanding of purchasing commodity management
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Ability to close out open issues in a timely fashion
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Strong written communication and presentation skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Strong negotiation capabilities
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Supplier relationship management
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Ability to collaborate with leaders across many functions and regions
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">Strong leadership abilities
  • <span style="font-family:"Open Sans",sans-serif">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: Detroit