• Tooling & Capital Buyer

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    Tooling & Capital Buyer




    The Purchasing Department is searching for a Buyer with a passion for driving continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.


    The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self-motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker.  This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere.  Working effectively with cross-functional team members is crucial for success.


    • Recommend and/or support implementation of buying strategies that promote cost effective purchasing decisions, which supports increased speed to market requirements.
    • Exposure to all facets of the purchasing process, components, tooling, and capital equipment used in the manufacturing and assembly of SRG Products. 
    • Manage new supplier development to ensure supply base can meet SRG requirements through market and company research. 
    • Manage sourcing process including: preparation and issuance of the Request for Quotation, vendor communications and progress tracking throughout duration of the quoting process, negotiation of commercial items and purchasing terms & conditions, and finally preparation of quote summary/evaluation documents.
    • Conduct in-depth supplier pricing analysis to ensure competitive pricing is being achieved.
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of purchasing standards and procedures.
    • Manage, and evaluate supplier performance metrics and project timing.
    • Ensure that all purchasing activities are managed within budget, while maintaining the highest level of ethics.
    • Manage commercial correspondence related to suppliers including the issuance of contracts and purchase orders.
    • Identify and develop areas for continuous improvement and negotiate cost reduction agreement.
    • Develop strategic plans and objectives.
    • Work strategically with other departments and personnel to maximize program profitability of current and future business.
    • Coordinate opportunities with Europe and Asia purchasing teams to standardized purchases across Global platforms.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent. 
    • 3+ years of experience in automotive Tier 1 or Tier 2
    • Experience in injection molding and related secondary/capital equipment
    • Knowledge of business and manufacturing processes - experience in automotive purchasing practices and processes.
    • Domestic and international travel as required.
    • Self-motivated.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Strong negotiation capability.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, associates, customers, and suppliers. 

    What do we have to offer?


    As a Guardian company, we are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website:






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