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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.


JOB TITLE:     Senior Buyer



This person will be responsible for supporting global purchasing initiatives, including but not limited to material cost reductions, strategic sourcing and supplier negotiations, and development of supply contracts for metal fastener purchases.  The job holder will be responsible for all tactical aspects of supply chain procurement methodologies required to support plant and customer requirements.



A wide degree of independent work is expected



BS/BA or equivalent experience



Requires minimum of 3 years work experience. Automotive cross-functional experience is a plus.



  • Leads development and implementation of cost saving programs
  • Manages sourcing selection of material with best in class cost and quality
  • Negotiates long term agreements
  • Develops strategies to achieve current and long-term results
  • Has familiarity with commercial terms and total cost management concepts
  • Ability to work in a highly productive, constantly changing environment
  • Key competencies for success in position include:
    • Negotiating principles/skills
    • High level of integrity
    • Priority setting and time management
    • Action oriented I produces results
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills
  • Conducts necessary visits to Lear or supplier plants (<10%)
  • May train and guide the work of Buyers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint

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