Corporate Buyer

Summit Polymers, Inc.

Date: 1 week ago
City: Portage, MI
Contract type: Full time
Summit Polymers, Inc.

City: Portage State: Michigan



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Job Description and Responsibilities


Under general supervision is responsible for the following major tasks:

Ÿ Investigate and select sources for purchased materials in cooperation with Engineering and consistent with corporate materials management strategies.

Ÿ Achieve cost reduction through price/contract negotiations for purchased items. Monitor contracts to assure that Summit is taking best advantage of the contracts and that the contracts achieve the intended goals.

Ÿ Coordinate supplier delivery parameters including establishing Kanban procedures in cooperation with Summit plant materials management.

Ÿ Address significant supplier quality and delivery performance issues when appropriate.

Ÿ Develop commodity expertise in order to attain lowest cost, and select the best materials for Summit’s applications.

Ÿ Work with Summit’s estimators to determine optimum material prices for quoting purposes.

Ÿ Facilitate Summit personnel in gaining access to supplier expertise, technology, and manufacturing support.

Ÿ Participate actively in the KBPD process to ensure that the materials purchased for new products are consistent with corporate purchasing strategy and within quoted costs.

Ÿ Address and facilitate engineering changes that effect purchased items to ensure compliance with quality and cost requirements.

  • Promote strong relationships with SPI suppliers built on mutual respect, shared goals, open communication, and integrity.

Ÿ Provide support to SPI plant operations as needed.

Ÿ Perform other Supply Chain and Operations management functions as needed.

Job Requirements:


Possesses the ability to gather and analyze information and make decisions from a limited number of choices as demonstrated by a minimum score of 26 on the Wonderlic Personnel Test. College degree and a 2 years purchasing or supply chain experience. Agreement to complete all post-hire required training.

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Portage, MI

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Purchasing - Procurement


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