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Company: Aston Carter
Location: Allen Park
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


This opening is for the vehicle personalization purchasing team at a large automotive company. It can be described as the "bling" for cars or appearance packages. They purchase the specialty features that go into or outside of the vehicle. They work with the production and dealer channels for the products they provide. These are features that get added on at the plant or added on after production. They are always working on new ideas for personalizing the vehicles and work closely with many different areas including marketing and engineering to cost out new ideas. You will be working with brand new and existing suppliers and will be working with suppliers that may be very new to the industry given the niche supplier pool within accessories.

Day to day:

Will be actively involved in strategic conversations internally and externally, analyzing new options for accessories to be brought to market, quoting suppliers, issuing PO's for payment, working in excel in analyze the cost/reward of producing certain products.

The team often has to put together packages or quotes without having all the answers so need to be flexible and adaptable to change.

+ Comfortable dealing in internal and external conflicts

+ Project management skills and process discipline

+ Manage supplier RFIs, RFQs, and Sourcing Agreements

+ Load and Maintain supplier active pricing in purchasing files

+ Lead supplier commercial negotiations and resolve issues affecting part supply

+ Expedite launches

+ Ensure suppliers adherence to Company Global Terms and Conditions

+ Ensure timely responses to all quality issues and processing of SREA's and Alerts, when applicable

+ Meet deadlines for all buyer requests. Examples are Q1 updates, payment terms evaluations, etc.

+ Timely resolution of commercial issues.

+ Analysis of data from a variety of internal and external sources to deliver the best value

+ Quote and negotiate pricing with suppliers for the purchase of production and dealer channel parts, tooling and services

+ Develop and execute strategic sourcing strategies

+ Assist in resolution of cost, quality and delivery issues affecting supply

+ Work with other Buyers in Production Purchasing to develop strategies and implement solutions

About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we're dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions - from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients' capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today's workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email ( for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

Keywords: Aston Carter, Detroit , Buyer, Other , Allen Park, Michigan

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