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Buyer in Saline, MI at JAC Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

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Job Description

For over 50 years, JAC Products has been designing, engineering and manufacturing products as unique as your needs. We’re the acknowledged leader in automotive exterior functional components, industrial and structural extrusions and assemblies, and a broad range of standard and custom extrusions.

We are currently recruiting for a Buyer/Senior Buyer to join our team in Saline, Michigan. The position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a capable supply base for assigned commodities while also sourcing new and existing qualified suppliers in support of program needs, purchase order issuance and administration, and ongoing monitoring and development of suppliers.  


  1. Provide the company with a well-rounded industry knowledge in the commodity groupings assigned to his/her buying assignment.
  2. Participate in Program management reviews to support new program launches and be a resource to the manufacturing plants.
  3. Represent Purchasing on various cross-functional teams and all levels of management.
  4. Professionally place purchase orders to meet program and production schedules, while maintaining good supplier relationships. 
  5. Maintain current suppliers and support in the development activities for them.
  6. Implement cost avoidance and cost reduction plans.
  7. Control the cost of purchased materials within budget and generate cost reduction action plans.
  8. Develop and implement cost reduction program through vendor, material, contract reviews.
  9. Market test purchased parts to ensure that most effective buying is implemented.


  • 2-4 years minimum experience in a buyer or purchasing role
  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management or related fiel
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Purchased parts sourcing and negotiations.          
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Adequate knowledge of MRP & EDI systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and high level experience in Excel
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision and/or guidance

Job Requirements

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