MMI Engineered Solutions
  • Operations
  • Saline, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Wellness Plan , Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays A 401K Plan With Matching As Well As Tuition Reimbursement.


MMI Engineered Solutions is currently seeking an experienced Materials Buyer to join our Team. Our ideal candidate will have at least five (5) years of purchasing/procurement experience in the manufacturing environment, preferably within a IATF 16949 certified facility.  Located in Saline, Michigan, MMI Engineered Solutions provides world class engineering solutions for advanced composites and engineered resins across multiple industries. We engineer innovative ideas for today's complex design and manufacturing issues. We offer a competitive wages, a rich benefits package including, medical, dental, vision, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays and 401K plan with matching.

This position will oversee purchasing as directed by MMI Engineered Solutions SOP's. Execute policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities under the direction of Senior Management. Work closely with vendors in negotiating prices, supply contracts and agreements both nationally and internationally. Compile and analyze statistical data to determine the feasibility and the timing of purchasing products and to establish price objectives. The Materials Buyer will also ensure Purchasing's conformance to IATF 16949 Standards. This position is focused on all production /operational purchasing activities and does not handle any MRO purchasing activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Build and manage relationships with key suppliers building effective partnerships and ensuring performance to contracts.
  • Lead in identifying and developing new suppliers in support of expanding business needs ensuring positive terms, pricing, and delivery schedules.
  • Validate and approve all new suppliers
  • Qualify vendors as per IATF16949 and MIOSHA safety standards.
  • Support strong teamwork within Operations through continuous communication, timely ordering, and regular follow-up with suppliers to ensure purchased materials and parts arrive in time to meet production commitments.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions and issue purchase orders in accordance with the company policy and negotiated terms and conditions.
  • Evaluate supplier performance, including follow up on or escalation of any supplier performance issues to the Director of Operations.
  • Track purchasing activity and measurements to business plan.
  • Monitor production activity against purchased parts and follow up to ensure timing of purchased materials and parts are meeting production commitments.
  • Actively participate as part of operations team to make continuous improvements in the areas of purchasing, planning, scheduling & shipping
  • Collect and share market intelligence across the organization.
  • Various other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 10 plus years of purchasing/procurement experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably within a IATF16949 certified facility
  • 4 years of successful experience in strategic sourcing with Mexico based purchasing a plus.
  • Proven track record of successful implementation of annual cost savings through negotiation, supplier VAVE, product redesign and effective supplier development/resourcing efforts.
  • Direct experience with procurement of plastic raw materials as well as components and hardware.
  • Demonstrated negotiation abilities
  • Proven verbal and written communications skills
  • A history of strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within and influence cross-functional teams.
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