GKN Buyer in Bowling Green, Ohio


Country: United States

Work Location: Bowling Green

State: Ohio

Advertising End Date: 31 Jan 2019

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

The buyer is responsible for direct and indirect purchasing function relating to their areas of responsibility. This includes the responsibility for negotiating contracts and agreements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Places purchase orders for a variety of commodities, materials, and supplies working from requisitions, drawings, specifications, and memos

  • Check quantities, locate sources of supply, obtain quotations, secure samples, place orders, and follow up as necessary

  • Responsible for the disposal of scrap materials

  • May assist any/all departments or individuals in areas of his/her expertise

  • Develop alternate sources, ensuring competitive pricing, and being aware of non-price considerations

  • Advise management of market conditions and supplier base activity which could affect pricing and/or delivery

  • Gain familiarity with the end use of purchased commodities, leading to the possibility of alternate materials or specifications

  • Develop annual objectives in concert with departmental, company, and purchasing goals

  • Evaluate suppliers through methods such as supplier visits and various objective performance measurements, including on-time delivery, service performance, and price performance

  • Generate effective communications, good relations, and a positive image with suppliers and co-workers, promoting courtesy, objectivity, and fairness

  • Obtain quotations and make comparisons to achieve best overall cost advantage

  • Consult departments involved when substitutions may be advantageous, secure samples, arrange for tests when necessary, place orders, and follow up delivery

  • Maintain records and performance of current supplier base

  • Ensure lead times are updated in system to reflect actual delivery information from supplier

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

Bachelor's degree in business administration or equivalent

Preferred 5+ years of experience

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.