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Senior Buyer – Surface Materials 
Direct Hire Opportunity 
Southfield, MI 


As a member of the Seating Purchasing team, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating production materials from vendors. The Senior Buyer will be responsible for cost effective procurement and delivery of material and services required to support plant and customer requirements.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Protecting or enhancing company margins by coordinating lowest cost sourcing, maintaining or improving material margins through launch, and driving post-launch cost reduction idea generation/implementation
  • Developing commodity strategies to achieve results
  • Negotiating long term agreements and/or program award agreements


Advantages of working at Lear in the Seating Purchasing group:

  • Examples: exposure to products or executive leadership teams; group organically growing; team manager if applicable; part of new group/role with autonomy to make it your own; etc.


Your Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with commercial terms and total cost management concepts required
  • Data driven analysis and negotiating techniques
  • Thorough understanding of product cost drivers
  • Superior conflict resolution skills/relationship management
  • Independent workload prioritization, focusing efforts on the most critical and impactful activities
  • Action oriented / produces results
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a highly productive, constantly changing environment


Bonus If You Have:

Key competencies for success in position include:

    • Data driven and proactive approach to issue identification and closure
    • Superior communication 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


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