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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

Advantage Resourcing - XPO Auburn Hills, MI

Auburn Hills, MI
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Job Description:

Advantage, Automotive Division seeks a Prototype Buyer. Position is located in Auburn Hills, MI.

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Leads the vendor selection activities and works together with the coordinator to receive program team approval
Receives timing and volume direction from coordinator and assures timely purchasing execution
Assures that coordinator and program team stays well informed of all procurement activities
Supports the Prototype Coordinators as the main voice to the customer
Responsible for on-time component delivery (regular timing, none rate and flow items)
Supports the Prototype Coordinator on all rate and flow items (critical timing)
Creates Cost Bill of Material per the established standard and maintains a 9-12 times multiplier.
Responsible to keep material cost below customer recoverable amount
Responsible to achieve cost saving KPI
Follows documentation guidelines set forth by the organization (doc. control, naming, location etc.)
Understands the interrelationship of all prototype approved documents and tools (MBL, rate and flow, tracking list, open order reports, cost-tracker, KPI s etc.)
Maintains the purchasing relevant prototype documents accurately and frequently (tracking list, etc.)
Logs hours on a daily basis within CATs and ensures proper WBS usage for hours worked
Available to work the hours necessary and travel as needed to accomplish assigned tasks
Utilizes sound negotiation and value analysis skills to reduce overall costs
Maintains accurate purchasing records and is informed of all program related procurement activities
Procures raw materials for all prototype shops
Issues Work Order for internally sourced parts in correlation with the Prototype Coordinator (internal PO)
Responsible for identifying new and capable prototype Responsible to add vendors to MDM and ensure prompt approval
Performs work with customer satisfaction in mind
Is part of the prototype team and, therefore, must be prepared to perform activities not listed above

The ideal candidate will have/be:
Good financial analysis and negotiation skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Advanced Excel Skills with the ability analysis data (usage of advanced formulas, etc.)
Self-motivated individual with above average communication and people skills
Creative thinker with the ability to follow multiple projects and objectives
Able to meet program objectives under high stress and changing circumstances
Strong technical knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes
Blueprint reading skills
Strong understanding of all aspect of seat building (metal and JIT)
Ability to assess current manufacturing processes and recommend methods for cycle time and product quality improvements

Must have working knowledge of MS word, PPT
Advanced Excel Skills with data analysis ability (usage of advanced formulas, etc.)
Advanced SAP/ ERP system experience preferred

About Advantage Resourcing

At Advantage Resourcing, our primary objective is to perfectly align the best people with the appropriate jobs. These jobs may be temporary assignments or career positions. We place talented people in a wide variety of jobs working with our client companies in areas such as: engineering, IT, technical, manufacturing, skilled trades, distribution, call centers, clerical, accounting, finance and sales.

Our strength is being able to solve our clients workforce needs by matching people that have the right skills, knowledge and motivation to each opportunity. Advantage Resourcing can help you discover the personal and career success you desire.

Advantage Resourcing Americas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard for race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected categories. Advantage Resourcing is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.