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Project Buyer in Auburn Hills, MI at Magneti Marelli North America, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for a Project Buyer to join our purchasing team in Auburn Hills, MI.

You will be supporting the Lighting and Body Electronics team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Definition of BOM cost for the Initiative and assure the respect of the defined target until the end of product development

  • Support the R&D team and the Program Management in defining the product BOM for Direct Material
  • Conduct the negotiations for the selected components ensuring minimum prices or at least very competitive prices
  • Manage relations with Suppliers and guarantees the advances of technological developments and a strong response to LBE demands for logistics and quality
  • Support plant Buyer and Supplier Quality Engineers to overcome critical service (logistics and quality);
  • Perform the Purchasing process both for direct material for the product development (Prototypes) both for external engineering services, from the received offers' selection to the Business assignation according to the Commodity and  from the order emission to the invoices payment
  • Follow-up the status of purchase orders with vendors to ensure timely delivery;
  • Contribute to GIRC (Group Interfunctional Reduction Cost) activities cooperating with R&D team and Program Management

Job Requirements


Bachelors degree preferred.


  • 3-5 years in procurement / purchasing
  • Automotive experience required
  • Experience purchasing electronic components strongly preferred


  • Detail oriented and able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Microsoft Office suite of programs with expertise in Outlook, Excel& Project
  • Demonstrable organizational skills to manage complex assemblies, timelines
  • Ability to work as a trusted team member on a multinational team in dispersed global locations
  • Formal training or prior experience with automotive requirements