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Southfield, MI, US, 48033

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.






Responsible for all purchasing pre and post launch activity focusing on the program team, supplier and customer requirements integrating data/quote management, contract negotiations, tool timing, CR/CN process flow, Profile management, complete launch readiness, etc.



 A wide degree of independent work is expected



 BS/BA or equivalent experience



 Requires minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience

 Automotive cross-functional experience is a plus 



 Extensive work experience, discipline and independence to accomplish successful closure of Purchasing goals

  • Alignment with internal program teams/customers to negotiate contract requirements
  • Ensures data management required to meet program timelines
  • Familiarity with commercial terms and performance to target concepts required
  • Key competencies for success in position include:
    • Results driven and proactive approach to manage program items from inception throughout launch
    • Superior communication and organizational skills
    • Strong ability to align with and influence others
    • Process oriented and continuous improvement mindset
    • Negotiating principles/skills
    • High level integrity
    • Priority setting and time management
    • Action oriented produces results
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a highly productive, constantly changing environment
  • Superior conflict resolution skills/relationship management
  • Independent workload prioritization, focusing efforts on the most critical and impactful activities



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