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IDP Buyer

Company: Cortech
Location: Auburn Hills
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Our Shared Services Group is looking for a Corporate Indirect Purchasing (IdP) Buyer. This position will be based in Auburn Hills, MI.An IdP buyer belongs to Group Indirect Purchasing (NPP) and is responsible for all IdP activity for the plants located in their region. The role of a IdP Buyer is to manage and monitor all supplier issues in line with Group Purchasing's strategy to improve quality, cost and delivery (QCD) performance, and to contribute to or to lead productivity actions.The main missions of the role are to: 1. Lead or contribute to productivity and cost saving actions : a. Work closely with the Plant Managers and the Plants departments to identify and run saving actions beyond price negotiation, such as: best practices implementation, consumption reduction, technical optimization, standardization--- b. Lead productivity action plan involving suppliers c. Drive benchmarking and best practices efforts at the plants in an effort to identify, implement, and contribute to cost savings at a plant, regional, national, and global level 2. Be part of the IdP commodity projects : a. Participate in the projects and competitive bids led by IdP's global Commodity team. Integrate the needs of the region. Contribute to data collection, specifications, and evaluation of the results. b. Manage the implementation of the corporate contracts in the Region. Ensure implementation follow-up and regular audits of contract compliance. 3. Optimize purchases portfolio not covered by Commodity contracts or projects in progress : a. Consolidate recurrent local needs, manage competitive bids, reduce supplier base and manage it through consistent contracts, at Regional level when makes sense, involving Legal when necessary b. Take in charge local one-shot needs, projects, negotiation and contracts c. Ensure follow-up of contract application and regular audit of contract compliance. Systematically deploy a reporting system with suppliers. d. Make sure that the above actions are consistent with the Commodity strategy and identify subjects that could be generalized at national or corporate level to get a better benefit. 4. Assist in the management of the administrative purchase order process with IdP Procurement team : a. Be responsible for the purchase order process in the region and back up other regions when necessary. b. Manage the supplier issues under purchasing responsibility, such as: contract non-compliance, price agreements to be updated in the IT system, price discrepancies between purchase order price and invoice prices c. Manage the supplier issues not under purchasing responsibility if they become recurrent and are escalated to purchasing, such as: repetitive quality or delivery problems, repetitive contract noncompliance in services contract,... 5. Apply the methodology and tools defined and implemented by IdP, such as : a. Project management and associated reporting process, including cost savings tracking b. Contract database to store and manage all contracts c. Use of e-RFI, e-RFQ, e-auction when makes sense d. Proper application of SAP Purchasing modules

Keywords: Cortech, Detroit , IDP Buyer, Other , Auburn Hills, Michigan

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