Purchasing Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 85350-280608
    • Job Location: Superior Township, MI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 01, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


Hyundai America Technical Center Inc.(HATCI) is currently looking for a Purchasing Specialist at our Superior Township, MI location that will:

  • Administer and monitor the HATCI Purchasing process. Review Request for Quote(RFQ), Purchase Requisitions (PR) submitted by requestors, identify vendors, negotiate pricing and source the purchase upon final approval.
  • Review PRs and RFQ’s  for completeness, including required signatures, statement of work and budget authorization.
  • Research and identify vendors for Purchase Requisitions using supplier contacts, past orders, Internet research, and recommendations from requestors.
  • Negotiate prices with vendors - develop target pricing using information from quotes, benchmarking, Internet research, etc. Contact vendors and negotiate acceptable price, targeting an overall savings of goal.
  • Execute Request for Quote process for key purchases. Formulate strategy, develop a Scope of Work and Pricing Matrix for the Request for Quote package, select bidders list, and submit RFQ to bidders with a specified deadline for responses. Review bids, manage the Technical Evaluation process, and make recommendations for award to be sent to President or Senior Manager for final approval depending on dollar amount of purchase.
  • Verify that goods and services purchased have been received by physically viewing goods or work products and the associated invoice.
  • Assist in reconciling contract disputes for unacceptable goods or services by negotiating commercial terms for settlement.
  • Monitor the activities of the Purchasing Administrator - oversee work activities, process, quality of work, and evaluation process.
  • Continually improve the Purchasing process by developing systems and procedures to increase efficiency, time to process, and cost savings. Document purchasing process and any process improvements, train HATCI Requestors and new hires.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and yearly reports regarding key activities, timing and savings. Present to Purchasing Manager as required. Document key or unusual vendor decisions with Administrative Report.
  • Act as one of the points of contact for internal and external audits of Purchasing. Review process and documentation with auditors.
  • Interface with HATCI Legal Team as required on contractual and other issues.
  • Perform additional projects as assigned.
  • Review supplier evaluations for decision making on continued use, improvement plans, etc
  • Develop new suppliers to meet needs of engineering departments
  • Administer the Asset Recovery (sale) process. Evaluate assets for current value above book value. Develop negotiate sale price. Facilitate and verify sale.
  • Process packing lists and invoices for Goods Receipt in SAP system to enable tracking of delinquent invoices.
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies prior to Amendment by evaluating rejected invoices from the Finance Team before sending to Requestor for resolution (PR Amendment).
  • Travel up to 10% of time.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 0-2 years as Buyer Experience (Automotive Industry Preferred)
  • Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor