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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.




As a member of the Global Logistics team, you will be responsible for negotiating and purchasing logistics services from global logistics service providers to support plant and customer requirements.  This position will utilize InforNexus for sourcing activities as well as maintaining / managing contracts and rates with carriers.  InforNexus provides a cloud-based collaboration platform between global suppliers, logistics service providers and Lear Plants that brings global supply chain visibility and control to Lear Corporation. 


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Negotiate and purchase logistics services (FCL, LCL, Air freight, Parcel)
  • Conduct regular RFQs to support logistics network
  • Maintain pricing and manage contracts within InforNexus
  • Drive data global team requires to optimize regional plants inbound freight in other regions
  • Support regional logistics managers to optimize logistics processes
  • Support lane implementations
  • Support transportation and logistics studies
  • Process and distribute monthly metrics and develop key performance indicator reports
  • Manage supply base and develop relationships to improve performance
  • Resolve day to day international logistics procurement issues and disruptions
  • Perform problem resolution on a day to day basis for issues related to and support of freight bill audit and payment
  • Manage spot shipments for Southfield campus on an as needed basis
  • Utilize freight payment data to drive & validate engineered and optimized savings
  • Maintain training materials and support training on InforNexus for procurement functions to the global team


Advantages of working at Lear in the functional group:

  • Exciting experiences and interaction with all global regions
  • Part of leading-edge logistics concepts and team
  • Fun, flexible team environment with many growth opportunities


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transportation, or equivalent work experience is required
  • Must understand integrated supply chain and logistics concepts, as well as the relationship with service providers and outside vendors
  • Experience in global logistics and/or import/export processes
  • The candidate must be highly proficient in all MS Office applications
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks efficiently, have great attention to detail
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficient English language skills required
  • Experience in plant operations and purchasing is preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to interact with clients in resolving problems and coordinating implementations


Bonus If You Have:

  •  Spanish or foreign language skills

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