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Operations Buyer

Date: Mar 24, 2021

Location: Lakeshore, ON, CA

Company: Leggett & Platt


We at Leggett & Platt Automotive are looking for an Operations Buyer to join our growing Automotive Team in Windsor, ON.  We are a multi-billion-dollar globally diversified company that designs and manufactures various engineered components and products. Our growing automotive business unit, which exceeds one billion dollars in sales, is comprised of four main product segments with operations on three continents.  Our customers include OEM and Tier 1 automotive companies.


In this role, you will report to the Director – Logistics, LPA and will be responsible for providing support to Operations with external suppliers and the category teams with implementation of strategic initiatives.


If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding opportunity to showcase your expertise, we want you!


What will you be doing?

  • Responsible for the implementation of regional indirect contracts (negotiated by Regional Indirect Procurement Managers) within the Branch(s), and responsible for all indirect purchases not covered by regional contracts.
  • Manage commercials aspects (negotiation & implementation) of engineering changes impacting serial production parts (post Phase 5 sign off) from external suppliers.
  • Support the Category Management team in the implementation of strategy or productivity initiatives.
  • Responsible for Supplier Performance Management (Quality, Cost, Delivery), with the Commodity Manager.
  • Provide the Procurement input to the Supplier Score Card, for their Branch.
  • First level of Branch escalation to the Procurement organization for support with external supplier related issues.
  • Perform Serial price changes upload/updates. Initiate and monitor the accuracy of the prices maintained in the plant ERP within serial product life.


We’re looking for someone with:

  • Successfully completed technical or business degree with a strong technical understanding or an equivalent education.
  • First professional experience in international procurement and technical products in the automotive industry is an advantage
  • Good communication ability and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and pronounced solution orientation
  • Result oriented
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, additional languages are preferable (e.g. local language).
  • Good Excel and Power Point skills as well as experience in Business Intelligence-Software.
  • Basic knowledge of commercial contract law.
  • Customer-oriented thinking and acting as well as high adherence to timelines
  • Basic understanding of the processes according to ISO 9001 / IATF 16949, VDA 6.3
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes and experience in interpreting and analyzing a CBD


Reasons you’ll love it here:

Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company.


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