Kappa Search | Supply Chain Recruiters | Automotive Buyer Position

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago staffing agency that specializes in the recruitment and placement of engineering, technology, sales, manufacturing and supply chain professionals. We are currently recruiting for a Technical Buyer with automotive industry experience. Responsibilities and requirements as follows:


• Procure materials & services at the optimal cost, quality and delivery considerations
• Evaluate and source domestic & international suppliers resulting in the lowest total cost & highest value
 • Develop and implement long term sourcing strategies (3-5 year plan)
• Work to retain the best suppliers and continually maintain positive, long standing relationships
• Deal with suppliers on an on going basis regarding validation, cost reduction projects, dual sourcing, increased capacity, VA VE submission, etc.
• Perform comparative cost analysis of supplier processes & quotations
• Maintain a positive and cooperative relationship with all  departments, locations, and suppliers
• Take the initiative in validation projects to ensure no delay in the milestone dates & successful project launch
• Promptly process completely & correctly all required documentation for procurement related activity
• Provide timely information for reporting of cost reduction, HK, tooling, etc. 
• Keep abreast of developments in assigned commodities and the economic market
• Ability to read, understand, & interpret drawings & specifications as relates to procurement activities


  • Background and knowledge of machining, casting, stampings, bearings, & surface treatment
• Bachelors degree or equivalent
• A minimum of 5 years manufacturing purchasing preferably in the automotive industry
• Experience with Cost down initiatives

**Somebody who has experience purchasing automotive components would be a great fit**

Keywords: automotive, purchasing, buying, manufacturing