Buyer - Capital Equipment
American Axle & Manufacturing
 Detroit, MI

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Job Posting Title

Buyer - Capital Equipment

Job Description Summary

Responsible for procurement of capital equipment and facilities/services within assigned group of capital equipment categories and global facilities. Leads sourcing of capital through requirements clarification, soliciting bids, evaluating quotations, and selecting suppliers.

Job Description

  • Responsible for capital equipment and facilities sourcing, and procurement activities globally, within assigned categories/locations.
  • Collaborates with Engineering to establish requirements and execute the full sourcing process to meet the defined technical scope of the project.
  • Provides support for sourcing package review prior to determining sourcing recommendations with engineers.
  • Supports the supplier selection process by engaging the proposed suppliers to fulfill the requirements, as well as evaluating the supply base for options, as needed.
  • Performs some market testing and supplier development, as needed.
  • Supports the issue management process, including late delivery issues, supplier performance, price changes initiated by the supplier post-negotiation, scope/product changes, etc.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting savings by program globally.
  • Assists in training of capital procurement buyers at global locations in regard to global procurement policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Education

  • BA/BS and 2-5 years' professional experience
  • Advanced Degree plus 1-2 years' professional experience.

About American Axle & Manufacturing

For over 20 years, customers around the world have entrusted AAM to design, engineer, validate and manufacture driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets. Today, we are a premier global Tier 1 automotive supplier with broad capabilities across multiple product lines to deliver efficient, powerful and innovative solutions for our customers. We've earned the trust of our suppliers and our customers through our steadfast commitments to quality, operational excellence and technology leadership.

AAM delivers power. We deliver power literally through vehicle components, systems and innovation, but we also deliver power in ways unseen. We power our associates, their families, and the communities in which we operate. Our global team of over 25,000 associates has a clear vision of where AAM is going and how we are going to get there. After all, they are the reason we are a leader in the automotive industry. We are powering the future. We are AAM. Move with us, and join #TeamAAM.

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