Buyer

Location: Lyon Township, MI
Date Posted: 04-05-2018
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 Buyer to its team to manage all aspects of purchasing and vendor relationships. The ideal candidate will have a technical background and solid negotiation and purchasing skills. This position 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, sourcing and evaluating new vendors, building supplier relationships, leading negotiations as required, creating and maintaining supplier evaluation processes, tracking the progress of shipments and deliveries to ensure a timely delivery, and assisting the Materials Control and Purchasing Manager in miscellaneous tasks.
 
Targeted Experience, Skills, and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing or a related field
  • At least 3 years of purchasing experience
  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence
  • 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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