Nexteer Automotive Indirect Material Buyer (2018) in Saginaw, Michigan


  • Procure IT hardware, software, telecommunications and Engineering Service requirements

  • Establish effective working relationships with Nexteer’s IT and Engineering organizations

  • Procurement activities will also include outside services as required.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships across all internal Nexteer functions.

  • Develops and executes optimal sourcing strategies.

  • Selects best-in-class suppliers.

  • Monitors and assesses supplier performance and advises management of issues.

  • Adheres to all purchasing policies and procedures.

  • Negotiates pricing and contractual terms to meet or exceed savings goals.

  • Drives cost-reduction activities throughout the supply base.

  • Lead a cross functional team to achieve objectives.

  • Utilize market intelligence or other benchmarking tools to validate prices and services.

  • Lead supplier performance reviews and perform periodic supplier visits.

  • Daily work activities include but not limited to: Processing purchase orders, reviewing supplier quotes, issuing requests for quotes, supplier follow-up, supplier issue resolution, cost savings activities and attending meetings.

  • Candidate must be willing to travel.


Degree: Bachelor (Master preferred)

Major: Various (Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, IT)

  • 3 or more years of commercial negotiation experience within the Automotive sector preferred

  • 2 or more years of relevant IT experience related to software design, IT procurement of goods and services and Outside Engineering Services preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others

  • Knowledge of Indirect procurement (preferred)

  • Results driven

  • Demonstrates integrity and excellence in behaviors and actions

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are complex

  • Knowledge of purchasing systems (preferred)

  • Ability to mediate disputes between suppliers and Nexteer

Physical Requirements:

  • Speaking & Listening: Communicating with work team and suppliers

  • Sitting: The employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to walk from building to building and stand for periods of time

  • Occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

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