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ASSOCIATE BUYER - 2 OPENINGS

Department: Purchasing
Location: Southfield, MI
Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Understand, improve, and standardize the procurement processes, including quoting, sourcing, ERP price management, etc.

Develop and implement various procurement reports needed in support of Clarience Technologies’ (CT) business and decision-making needs.

Assist with template development targeted at improved reporting and global standardization while working with various ERP’s across the CT divisions.

Support Global Category Procurement team quoting process, including preparing RFQ document packages, providing quote analyses, etc.

Interact with suppliers in support of quoting, parts availability, negotiation, and other daily issues.

Assist with monthly PPV reconciliation process – i.e. explanations of variances to forecast/budget.

Drive/lead specific procurement cost savings projects.

KEY RESULTS AREAS

Procurement Strategy

With Global Category Management team, develop/improve category strategy template(s) and refine/improve the global sourcing process.

Ensure effective communication of progress, initiatives, and potential issues to the broader business organization.

Financial Management

Assist management of procurement financial reporting and reconciliation, including Purchasing Price Variance (PPV), working capital, and other metrics.

Improve/develop standard procurement processes, template, and tools, including cost breakdowns, RFQ, SSOW, etc.

Assist management of price changes in various divisional ERP/MRP systems.

Supplier Relationship Management

In conjunction with global procurement team, improve/develop supplier scorecard process.

Standardize global supplier approval process, including management of Approved Supplier List.

Support management of supplier crises to ensure supply continuity.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

0-3 years of experience in a global Procurement/Supply Chain organization.

Essential: Undergraduate degree in Business Management, Procurement/Supply Chain, Engineering, and/or relevant education and experience.

Desirable: Postgraduate studies in Business Management, Procurement/Supply Chain, Engineering, or a related discipline.

Customer service and financial/business acumen.

Effective communication skills.

Strong organization and data analysis skills, including MS Excel, Powerpoint, etc.

 

Clarience Technologies is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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