Superior Jobs



  • ID: 502170
  • Posted: 3/9/2022
  • Location: Howell, MI
  • Category: Pro - Professional
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 9 - 12 Months


SDI is looking for a Buyer for a 12-month Remote contract

  • The purpose of this position is to implement supply chain initiatives and activities for commodities in accordance with the business strategic requirements set forth by Procurement.  
  • The incumbent will be responsible for all tactical aspects of supply chain procurement including processing, product/service cost reduction, supplier negotiations, strategic procurement, quality, service/delivery improvements, VA/VE, project management and supply base reduction.
  • IT technical hardware & software, development tool, services, licensing, maintenance renewals, services, and support of medical device manufacturing.
  • $20-35 million purchase spend
  • Direct business unit/operations interface acting in liaison capacity for purchasing
  • Multiple commodities
  • To act as lead strategist    
  • Develop and Implement sourcing strategies
  • Work with suppliers to obtain cost-saving contracts/material cost reduction
  • Supply base reductions
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Supplier certification and contract compliance via maintaining procurement related data integrity in the WHI business system per SOX, ISO 13485, FDA regulations, and good manufacturing practices
  • Implementation of value chain improvement initiatives
  • Supplier delivery, quality improvements, and waste reduction
  • Experience with local financial system IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems) as well as SAP / Ariba
  • Primary commodity responsibility and/or business unit regional responsibility
  • Support tactical requirements of position/processing P2P (Purchase to Pay)
  • Provide administrative support for management team
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures to assist in maintaining strong internal controls with appropriate segregation of duties and follows proper approval protocols.
  • Advise manager on new developments and evolving organizational needs and required competencies that may be identified during the normal course of work.
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Finance or Accounting 
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in Purchasing commodity in applications.
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Supply Chain certification
  • Exposure to Purchasing best practices.
  • Self-motivated/self-directed, flexible, experienced working independently and thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Willingness to travel (Currently Under 10%)
  • Strong service and Tier 1 business perspective.
  • Strong leadership skills required with a demonstrated ability to gain consensus in cross-functional team atmosphere.
  • Ability to administratively assist both Director and VP about scheduling and special projects.
  • Excellent computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is a must (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Additional Information:

  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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