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Indirect Buyer 


The Commodity Buyer will procure Indirect Materials and Services in accordance with the policies and procedures set by Global Supply Chain Management. The Commodity Buyer is expected to work closely with all functional groups in North America in order to obtain maximum value for Inteva and to promote the Inteva values when dealing with internal or external customers at all times.

The Commodity Buyer will be primarily responsible for the strategic sourcing of Professional Services (Human Resources, Quality, Engineering, Finance, and Legal) and related materials. Of equal importance are optimization of various internal processes related to the sourcing of Professional Services, development of strategic supply base, and standardizing best practices across all Inteva functions.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Procure Professional Services and other commodities as assigned by applying strategic sourcing principles at the best level of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

  • Develop, execute, and enhance commodity strategies for Professional Services and other Indirect Materials and Services as assigned. Continuously enhance purchasing expertise and knowledge of global market trends.
  • Identify and develop strategic sources for Inteva. Manage relationships with all suppliers, resolve supplier issues and optimize suppliers’ performance.
  • Pursue systematic cost reductions for the assigned commodities, report savings to the corporate office on a regular basis.
  • Execute comprehensive RFQ process and support functional users in timely manner while minimizing the risk and maximizing the value for Inteva. 

Support general business activities and requirements of the specific functional groups; carry out other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements •7+ years of experience in Purchasing. Significant expertise in the specialized field of Service Procurement.
•Solid knowledge of cost elements and drivers of indirect materials and services.
•Significant expertise in legal contract negotiations and risk management.
•Excellent communication skills with emphasis on formal presentations.
•Effective interpersonal skills.
•Ability to collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
•Consistent follow-up skills, demonstrated project management abilities.
•Demonstrated negotiation skills.
•Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
•Advanced MS Office skills.  
Education Requirement •High school diploma or GED equivalent required. •Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, or Business preferred.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Inteva Products, LLC - World Headquarters and Troy Technical Center  
Req Number PUR-13-00013  
About the Organization Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global supplier offering value-based innovation and environmentally friendly products that enhance quality and performance. Inteva serves original equipment manufacturers in six key markets: automotive, commercial vehicle, defense, marine, consumer and industrial. Focused on delivering high-value quality, on time and on budget, Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interior Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Inteva is focused on sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and being a best place to work for employees. The company is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and employs over 12,000 people in 18 countries. For more information, please visit

*This position is open to qualified candidates who have work authorization for the listed locations. All candidates must have the on-going legal right to work within the country where the position is located.  

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