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Detroit (Headquarters)

Commodity Buyer - Metals

As a successful family-owned company on a path to global growth, the Brose Group offers challenging responsibilities and exciting career opportunities to performance-driven, skilled specialists with solid professional knowledge and proven career expertise who wish to contribute to our company’s success.

Your Job Specification

  • Responsible for the overall commodity strategy and number of suppliers needed for adequate capacity, types of suppliers, cost reductions, and measurable goals.
  • Takes the lead for supplier selection
  • Support the Customer Team Buyer(s) in the target setting process (defining the target prices as well as commodity implications).
  • Supplier workshops, demand analysis, market analysis, supplier innovation, supplier relationship management
  • Cost reduction for new purchased parts and sub-assemblies by early supplier involvement and by working with the respective Customer Team Buyer(s). The Commodity Buyer has the lead role.
  • Analyze and negotiate RFQ’s for Decision Meetings.
  • Responsible for supplier phase-in: identifying the suppliers that need to be audited (re-audits, new audits, follow up meetings).
  • Handles NAFTA sourcing activities for all plant locations for respective commodities.
  • Coordinate supply base research and strategy with counterparts in worldwide Central Purchasing.
  • Champion all resourcing and tool moves. Oversee the action items as part of the overall plan to help facilitate a smooth transition and avoid plant shutdowns.

Your Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Mechanical Engineering from four-year college or university.
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in the automotive industry.

Brose offers a high-tech work environment and a wide range of benefits. Along with competitive performance-based compensation and health insurance, our employees also benefit from attractive social and family-oriented programs throughout our North American locations*. Our benefits packages include comprehensive medical, insurance and retirement plans. Brose also provides educational assistance and a variety of community outreach, family, and sporting events. Flexible working hours and a collaborative work environment give our employees the freedom to balance work and personal life. Brose believes in investing in people. We offer a wide range of development programs with great opportunity for individual growth through training, international or regional assignments and tailored career paths. Our objective is to provide our employees the tools necessary to live a balanced life, experience a rewarding work environment and contribute to our surrounding communities.

*Benefits package may vary slightly per location

Please send us your application using our online form.

Joseph Esho +1 248 339 4213

Brose North America, Inc. 3933 Automation Avenue Auburn Hills, MI, 48326

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