Program Buyer


Auburn Hills, MI, US Holland, MI, US Grand Rapids, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Production; Project-/Program Management 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 32261 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Program Buyer is responsible for executing the purchasing and contracting of material and suppliers for various OEM Programs.  The Program Buyer will work with the Program Managers to understand the scope of the project, to include components, raw material, coatings and overall timing in order to execute procurement of goods that meet or exceed the requirements of the program in relationship to components, quality, on time, and under budget.   


Your Chance

  • Create RFQ’s capturing basic requirements and all program relevant information
  • Expedite quotes and align when received, ensuring quotes are to program/company requirements.
  • Coordinate Technical reviews with suppliers and Quality Group
  • Interface with Commodity Buyers to understand current strategy by commodity for supplier recommendations.
  • Ensures adherence to all purchasing policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Prepares all documents needed in order to review w/ management for Global sourcing.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects (multi-task)
  • Track status of the programs including financial status and status of milestones to ensure overall program timing is met.
  • Overall responsible for ordering, order confirmation maintenance and on time delivery of project requirements. 
  • Track changes (ECR’s)
  • Ensures the contractual documents accurately reflect the terms and conditions of purchase, including payment terms, freight, terms, incoterms and other key commercial terms.
  • Pre build ordering and tracking
  • Supports the entire PO process in the respective ERP system.
  • Build relationships with project team to help drive process improvements
  • Actively represents sourcing and procurement issues relating to the sourcing GSM
  • Demonstrates high level customer focus and sense of urgency.


Your Personality

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
  • 3-5 years Program Buying experience
  • 2 years automotive industry experience
  • Occasional travel required (approx. 10%)
  • Skill in the following areas: Negotiation, Cost Analysis, APQP, Project management



Your contact

Casondra Meerschaert 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 248 364-7274 


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The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 25,000 colleagues in nearly 27 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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