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By November 30, 2022No Comments

Our Opportunity:

A top tier client of Top Gun Staffing is seeking a top notch Commodity Buyer!


Job Description 

Responsibilities for commodity buyer

  • Provide support and guidance to Materials Planners in executing their job responsibilities and improving their purchasing skills
  • Strategic sourcing for Commodity Electromechanics
  • Presentation of research, decisions, , as required, to next-level or executive management
  • Lead the qualification & development of new suppliers and the exit of outgoing suppliers
  • Become expert in your defined space, able to understand and communicate micro and macroeconomic influences and develop strategies to either mitigate or benefit.
  • Able to fully understand and communicate the complete cost structure of each supplier, including capital investment & its amortization, utilization rates, spare capacity, incoming raw material, etc.
  • This position will also require some travel, globally or regionally depending on assigned supply base
  • Be responsible for the designated commodities, to support the company growth and profitability, with right supply base of the right cost, quality, technology and service
  • Support New Projects launches as needed
  • Support to develop Commodity Strategies and ensure the implementation of the approved Strategies
  • Support to develop New Suppliers to support new initiatives and continuous improvement
  • Lead or support annual price/contract negotiations


Qualifications for commodity buyer

  • Cost reduction on materials and related cost structures to ensure contribution to P&L (in line with BU SF SPL)
  • Progress on market studies, saving, contract management, business review
  • Excellent organizational skills in order to establish priorities and set goals



  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, engineering, business, or related discipline
  • 5-10 years’ progressive experience in Purchasing field preferably in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Previous Lighting commodity experience including but not limited to electronics, wire harnesses, resin, injection molding, fasteners, assemblies
  • Must be very familiar with IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 standards
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, approximately 20% of the time