Continental, Inc


Job Locations US-IN-Elwood
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Elwood, IN | 60k | Direct Hire




Continental Inc is looking to hire an experienced BUYER in Elwood, Indiana.




Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


Perform procurement activities including:

  • Establish & Evaluate relationships with existing suppliers
  • Supplier Selection for local sourcing
  • Negotiate w/supplier for cost reductions
  • Analyze quotes from vendors & costs from potential suppliers and prepare for management review
  • Negotiate new contracts as a result of competitive bidding, customer service and part quality
  • Obtain quotation by generating, distributing and following up on all RFQ's
  • Generate and issue Purchase Orders after management approval
  • Purchase order placement and management
  • Contract administration
  • Coordinate supplier production part approval process (PPAP)
  • Review design change requests and participate as a member of the change management team
  • Support other functions with purchasing assistance/ advice, such as logistics, engineering, quality, marketing, etc.
  • Communicate Engineering changes in the purchasing team (Material Planner) and coordinate for implementation w/QA, Eng. and Materials
  • Report the supplier launch readiness to program management on a regular basis
  • Maintain the purchased price for the locally procured parts in the system (not “Standard Cost” generated by Accounting)
  • Support of the cross-functional project team with required quality data up till PPAP approval
  • Supplier Management: -Continuously observe the quality, delivery performance of the supplier.
  • Supplier Improvement: -Execution of consequent supplier management activities to track any poor performance.

Site specific requirements:

  • Cost Study initiated by Design Section of SK
  • Supplier Development: Prospective Supplier Search by identifying and evaluating
  • Implement cost reduction strategies in accordance with company goals and objectives.
  • Act as project manager by guiding projects based on business requirements and/or purchasing activities.
  • Constant Cost saving study by searching prospective suppliers.
  • Assist Material Planner when the problem cannot be solved with supplier’s customer service rep. in timely manner.




  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3-5 years buying experience
  • 3-5 years automotive industry experience


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