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Senior Buyer

AIT is currently seeking a Senior Buyer to provide support at our Chesterfield, MI, location.

Job Summary:

The senior buyer leads and mentors a team of buyers and partners with the Director, Supply Chain on sourcing logistics, new program development, and other projects as required.

Summary of primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with negotiating favorable terms and volume discounts with suppliers.
  • Process requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement department.
  • Expediting and managing back orders.
  • Credit card reconciliation and coding.
  • Performs competitive supplier evaluation and selection by negotiating supply agreements where appropriate that include discount structures and payment terms.
  • Continually help to improve purchasing methods to drive down internal and external spending.
  • Reviews and analyzes client solicitations received by the company and provides recommendations to Director, Supply Chain.
  • Serves as point of contact and interacts with customers, subcontractors and management regarding contract requirements and issues resolutions.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience/Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years Procurement experience in manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of & Implementation of ERP systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Working knowledge of Peachtree accounting software
  • Experience in working in Engineered to Order, low volume / high mix manufacturing and non-standard manufacturing environments.
  • Strong, independent, confident self-starter.
  • Ability to work in a high energy, high volume, rapidly changing environment.
  • Stable work background with increased levels of success and responsibility.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to mentor and train others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to present and explain information that establishes effective communication lines, persuades others and facilitates understanding.
  • Familiar with ISO 9000 and other quality systems, knowledge with AS9100D a plus.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly focused, self-motivated, team player. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and excellent growth opportunity.  Please send your resume and salary history/requirements to our HR Representative at jobsmi@aint.com

2805 E. Plano Pkwy, Suite 300 | Plano, TX 75074  | (972) 423-8354