Senior Sourcing and Commodity Buyer

Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Senior Sourcing and Commodity Buyer role in Greensboro, NC. APPLY NOW if you meet the qualifications below.

Start Date: 04/15/2019
Duration: 10/14/2019
Location: Greensboro, NC
Pay rate – up to $50.00 per hour / Adecco W2 – depending on experience

Drive strategy development and implementation. Lead strategic sourcing activities including supplier selection and contractual negotiation.

As a Senior Commodity Buyer you will be accountable for the Quality, Delivery, Cost, Feature, Technology, Sustainability and Risk Management (QDCFTSR) of suppliers in your segments. You will be responsible to make sure that the segment strategy is implemented through the selection of the right suppliers, and by continuously securing supplier QDCFTSR performance by using the tools and purchasing/cross functional network during and after production.


Contribute to segment business plan & be an active member in the global network of commodity buyers
Drive negotiation in order to find extra cost savings (on top of price agreements) by using your owns skills and Purchasing tool box
Use Our Client’s Production System (VPS) toolbox to drive efficiency across the supply chain
Execute agreements with suppliers during production and after production for Revenue segments
Drive all relevant activities to deliver on QDCFTSR targets during production phase and after production phase for Revenue Parts.
Monitor, identify and mitigate risks in cooperation with SQ&D team
Forecast cost evolution for scope of responsibility
Manage and negotiate product/processes changes during production phase, and after production phase for Revenue segments
Perform daily purchasing activities related to production orders, logistics and financial flows to the suppliers
Coach Buyers when relevant


University degree (Bachelor or Master), preferably in engineering or business
5+ years Purchasing experience, preferably in automotive (Not mandatory)
Motivated by change management and ability to drive change
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Multicultural experience is an asset
Excellent communication and networking skills
Creative and solution-oriented mindset
Positive mindset and team player
Structured way of working
Business Acumen
Negotiation skills
Learning on the fly
Self-driven and autonomous
Strategic thinking
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with counterparts
Proven ability to establish targets and drive results
Analytical skills
Willingness to go out on the field

Willingness to learn from others and share best practices
Ability to communicate with facts, to sell concepts and get desired support
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Strong computer skills and good knowledge level of using the office package

Personal Profile
As a person we believe that you have a business-oriented mindset with both a financial and technical understanding. You enjoy the challenge of having contact with experienced and skilled suppliers and you also possess strong communication and networking skills. In addition to this you enjoy driving your own work and taking initiatives, with a team player attitude.

**Successful completion of a full background check, drug screen, employment verification, educational verification and reference checks required upon offer.

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