Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent

Bloomfield Hills, MI


Buyer or Purchasing Agent:  join an organization that manufactures one of the most expensive products a consumer will ever buy!!!

Our client has made a commitment to implement an executable, strategic vision to reinvent the procurement/supply chain function. This is an excellent opportunity for someone that enjoys using sophisticated purchasing/supply chain/Lean methodologies to effectively manage suppliers, costs, etc.



  • Fortune 250
  • 50 Markets: Operations in approximately 50 major metro markets.
  • Unique Multi-Brand Strategy: The Company employs a unique multi-brand strategy to serve all major customer groups.
  • JD Powers: Known for excellence and quality – has been at the top of JD Powers list year after year and continues to win awards for innovation of product.


What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for local supplier selection based on defined category selection criteria (i.e. cost, quality, productivity, service).
  • Responsible for managing supplier relationships within the Division (i.e. cost, quality, productivity, service).
  • Collaborate with Local Design, Scheduling, Field Ops, and Process Improvement.


What you’ll need:

  • Business acumen including the interpretation of income statements, balance sheets, and cost structures.
  • Purchasing and supply chain experience (2+ years).
  • Ability to negotiate in a cost transparent environment and achieve should cost.
  • Ability to develop and improve vendor partnerships.
  • Ability to work in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Strong IT Skills (MS Office Suite, Buzzsaw, Lawson, e-Procurement, JD Edwards, AS400 or similar purchasing / accounting programs).



For more information, please email LeAnne Thomas

at lthomas@riogrp.com and include your resume


To apply for this job email your details to lthomas@riogrp.com

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