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Buyer in Plymouth, MI at Horizon Global

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

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Job Description



  • Responsible for issuing purchase orders and ensuring timely receipt of product from suppliers.
  • Manage product changes with suppliers, marketing and engineering.
    • Interface with Asian Sourcing Office (ASO) and suppliers to coordinate product inspection and shipment to freight carrier for all shipments.
  • Evaluate supplier quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for each supplier and set priorities for build schedules.
  • Manage MRP to Suppliers and review for exceptions.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with import suppliers to establish material delivery schedules based on MRP requirements and follow up to ensure schedules are met.
  • Review min/max levels, safety stock and safety time on an ongoing basis to maintain budgeted inventory levels.
  • Check weekly inventory balance against demand and review/revise material purchases to avoid excess inventory.
  • Work with Sourcing to negotiate and secure best pricing and terms.
  • Identify potential bottlenecks or problems in material delivery and follow up to mitigate problems.
  • Interface with Customer Service/Sales to ensure any un-forecasted demand is purchased and delivery traced to meet customer commitments.
  • Provide product and pricing information to sales force as requested.
  • Work with forecasting to investigate and validate spikes in demand.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and 5-7 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products; Excel and MRP knowledge is required.
  • Excellent communication and mathematical skills required.
  • Ability to interpret procedures and regulations.


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