Technical Buyer

Location: Lyon Twp, MI
Date Posted: 10-31-2017
Located in Lyon Township, MI, SW North America is a technology focused company that supplies solutions for demanding, workpiece-specific manufacturing systems for the metal working industry. SWNA’s equipment is used worldwide, particularly in the automotive and aerospace industries, in hydraulics and pneumatics manufacturing, and in many other emerging fields and markets.

The Position
The Company is adding a Technical Buyer to its team to manage all aspects of purchasing and vendor relationships. The Technical Buyer will play a vital role in SWNA’s operations and contribute to the overall success of the Company. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating and maintaining supplier evaluation processes and tools, sourcing and evaluating new vendors, building supplier relationships, working directly with the Engineering and Product teams to support their procurement needs and ensure suppliers understand and are able to meet company requirements, and assisting the Materials Control and Purchasing Manager in day-to-day tasks. 
Targeted Experience, Skills, and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing or a related field
  • At least 3-5 years of purchasing experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Adaptable and flexible style while working with all types of individuals
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
  • German speaking ability preferred but not required 
Compensation, Benefits, and Structure
The position is full-time and permanent, with a competitive salary based on skills and experience.  In addition, the Company offers 100% employer paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, a 401K with a Company match and immediate vesting, paid time off, ongoing career development and training, and a team-based work environment.

The Recruitment Process
The recruitment process will include 2 phone screens, an in-person interview, candidate assessments, and a pre-employment background check and drug test.

SW North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer!
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