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Title

Senior Corporate Buyer 

Division Truck Hero - Corporate  
Location Ann Arbor, MI - Corporate  
Description

ABOUT US

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Truck Hero® provides consumers a full range of branded automotive accessories for trucks, Jeeps and cars, with market leading functionality, engineering, quality, and design.

The breadth of Truck Hero's product offering is vast, including hard and soft truck bed covers, truck caps, bed liners, floor liners, fender flares, steps, suspension kits, Ventvisors®, Jeep parts and off-road accessories.

Truck Hero's industry leading family of brands includes Advantage, Alloy USA, AMP Research®, A.R.E.®, Auto Ventshade®, BAK®, BACKRACK™, BedRug®, BELMOR®, Bushwacker®, Extang®, Husky Liners®, LUND®, N-FAB®, Omix™, Rampage Products®, Retrax®, RoadWorks®, Roll-N-Lock®, Rugged Liner®, Rugged Ridge®, Stampede™, Superlift®, Tonno Pro™, TruXedo®, UnderCover® and an online retailer, RealTruck®.

All of the companies in the Truck Hero family are recognized as premier brands and are leaders in innovation. For more information, please visit our website at truck-hero.com.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Corporate Buyer will plan, direct and coordinate all corporate procurement functions. This role will plan and lead the RFQ analysis / process, collaborate on sourcing decisions and select suppliers and distributors. This includes negotiation of purchase price, quality, availability, delivery, and other factors necessary to ensure the overall conformance of materials purchased to manufacturing specifications and overall company production objectives. This role is a key contributor to the Purchasing Continuous Improvement (PCI) initiative to improve Truck Hero's productivity and margins.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Evaluate and analyze category trends; manage supply risk and minimize total costs. This includes optimizing commodity strategies, forward buying, tariffs, currencies and landed cost.
  • Collaborate cross functionally to understand and determine supply needs and product development / engineering and evaluation requirements in order to select the best suppliers and distributors.
  • Drive the RFQ process and effectively manage supplier performance for quality, price, delivery and service.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers including the development of new product concepts / optimized services. Participate in supplier business reviews.
  • Quantify company-wide MRO spend and lead RFQ process of opportunity categories.
  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process.
  • Team with Operations leadership in data gathering and analysis to develop short and long-term action plans for continuous improvement opportunities, initiatives and significant cost savings.
 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or 6-8 years related automotive experience and/or training; or a combination of education and experience is required.

Required Licenses

  • Purchasing Certification (CPM / SPSM) is a plus.

Skills and Abilities

  • ERP purchase order system experience is required.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint a must for competitive analysis, commodity market indexes and sourcing requirements.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to understand contracts and negotiations to pricing strategies.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management and public groups. Write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, & ratio.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Travel

  • Occasional travel may be required, roughly 25%.

COMPETENCIES

  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Judgement – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Verbal Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even dealing with emotional topics.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

PAY and BENEFITS

  • Truck Hero offers competitive pay and the opportunity for annual increases, based on job performance.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision health insurance
  • A matched 401k savings program to plan and save for your retirement
  • Paid vacation and time off to ensure time with your family and a work/life balance
  • Educational assistance to continue college or pursue other skills and further your career
  • Discounts on great Truck Hero products for you, your family, and friends

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Please take a moment to provide us your resume and/or complete our online application. You will quickly receive an acknowledgment that you applied and we will follow up with you again shortly on next steps.
  • Check us out at www.truck-hero.com!

SPECIAL NOTE

In light of the current pandemic situation, to protect all team members we also require the ability to:

  • Pass daily pandemic health screening protocols which include responding to CDC recommended personal health and activity related questions.
  • Follow pandemic safety protocols which may include:
  • Wearing of an approved face covering at all times
  • Washing hands/use of hand sanitizer upon entry to facility and as needed throughout the day
  • Cleaning/disinfecting of personal work area
  • Maintaining social/physical distancing requirements (six feet from others) whenever possible
  • In some circumstances submitting to company paid virus testing through approved medical provider
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Open Date 10/21/2021  
Req Number OPE-21-00047  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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