job summary: Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management preferred (or other related degree)2 to 5 years of applicable experience preferred, preferably in automotive electronic componentsNegotiation skillsstrong organizational and communication skills are critical, both written and verbalInterpersonal skillsProficiency in MS Excel required.Knowledge of MRP systems (JDE) is beneficialExcellent team player location: Lowell, Massachusetts job type: Permanent salary: $65,000 - 75,000 per year work hours: 8am to 6pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Job Description: Our Project Buyer is responsible for ensuring alignment between the Supplier, Project Team, and Manufacturing to meet quality, cost, and delivery targets. Full understanding of the data acquisition system and associated interfaces Establishes and manages a timeline for all (local, regional or global) purchasing activities to meet project milestones and Purchasing deliverables in the Product Development System (VPDS)Link between Project Team and Commodity Buyers to ensure the sourcing of preferred suppliersEnsures that the Supplier complies with procedures (contract reviews, team feasibility commitment, etc.)Works with Manufacturing/Logistics to ensure component availability and supplier readiness on new programs, as required. · Call/participate launch readiness reviewsCoordinate schedule for Run@RatesCross-functional team member by customer /productMaintain purchasing required information in component tracking systemResponsible for launch VE/VA activities (with Commodity Buyer support)Plant visits, as requiredSupplier visits, if requiredCoordinates with Supplier Quality Engineer to ensure supplier deliverables meet the project requirements. (e.g. PPAP)Help support engineering change, when requested by Commodity Buyer qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 6 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: ComponentPurchasing / Procurement Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.