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Senior Buyer (Semiconductors + Electronics)

Location Troy, Michigan, United States

Job ID J000645061

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This position is part of our Signal & Power Solutions segment; Connection Systems business unit. 


We are looking for a Senior Buyer with experience in the Semiconductors or electronics industry who also have experience with contract manufacturing. The Senior Buyer is responsible to execute the global category strategy into the regional supply base by communicating, coordinating and implementing cost improvement projects. The category buyer is also responsible to manage the suppliers and provide support to the different areas.


  • Review and implement strategies into the category supply base
  • Analyze regional demands to implement long term cost improvement agreements.
  • Asses, evaluate and suggest suppliers to be included into supply base.
  • Evaluate and implement cost Improvement projects and analyze financial impacts.
  • Work to meet objectives related to cost and cash flow improvement as: P2P savings, Payment Terms, Shipping Terms and on time sourcing.
  • Coordinate and support business transferences as assigned preventing disruptions: Tool Moves, Optimization, Rotation, FTS Changes
  • Facilitate communication between suppliers and various groups.
  • Comply with policies and procedures: sourcing process, payment term deviation, etc. and ensure 0 non conformances in EOS audits.
  • Prepare reports on purchases, including cost analysis and present results to upper management.

Must Haves (Basic Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of progressive experience in a similar type of position(s)
  • Experience with semiconductors, power electronics, consumer electronics or similar components.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, problem solving and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Nice to Haves (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Master's degree
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in a similar type of position(s) is desired
  • Financial management/project/program experience is preferred
  • Experience in ERP systems -SAP
  • Knowledge of supply chain operations, including, but not limited to, supplier development, contract negotiation and procurement
  • Procurement experience in multiple roles in a global high-tech or manufacturing company
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Project, Excel, Outlook, Skype, Teams, Visio, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Strong results-orientation and execution characteristics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong ability to work with a team
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize and accomplish multiple conflicting tasks, make intelligent, timely decisions and solve problems independently
  • Resourcefully innovate and adapt in a rapidly changing environment

Aptiv Rewards and Advantages:

  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Discount programs with various manufacturers and retailers
  • Recognition for innovation and excellence
  • Opportunities to give back to the community
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Parental leave, etc.)

About Signal & Power Solutions

Signal & Power Solutions leverages our heritage as a global architecture provider and systems integrator to deliver the high speed data and electrical power distribution systems required for feature rich, highly automated vehicles.

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger.

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some see technology. We see a way to make connections.

At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 180,000 of us globally, located in 44 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.

Candidates for positions with Aptiv must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Aptiv is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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