Continental, Inc

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    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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