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Indirect Buyer

BWI Group


  • Purchase indirect services, material, machinery and equipment
    • Develop and issue Requests for Quote (RFQs) with Functional Area
      • Assure that specifications are clear and comprehensive
      • Compile Bid List of capable and cost competitive suppliers
    • Follow BWI Purchasing procedures
      • Utilize BWI standard terms and conditions
    • Develop sourcing strategy for major purchases
    • Process purchase requisitions for individual spot buys
    • Evaluate quotes, setup Tech reviews (if appropriate) and select supplier
    • Review non-standard contracts with assistance from BWI Legal as needed
    • Prepare Sourcing Decision and obtain Purchasing management approval
    • Issue Purchase Order to selected supplier
    • Manage and track purchases including performance to budget
    • Ensure suppliers are paid within agreed upon payment terms
    • Expedite purchases when critical due dates are required
    • Establish and maintain organized procurement files
    • Input and Issue PO’s out of SAP
  • Participate in Project Team meetings as required
  • Collaborate with and assist other BWI indirect buyers as needed
  • Maintain approved supplier list
    • Continually search for qualified suppliers globally and develop as needed
    • Establish Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) with new suppliers
  • Support BWI cost savings goals for indirect purchases


  • College degree  – Business, Engineering or Technical preferred
  • Minimum of (1) year industrial buying experience.  Automotive preferred
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings
  • High degree of negotiating skills
  • Basic knowledge of contract law  
  • Knowledge of Incoterms and Title Transfer Terms
  • Knowledge of ERP systems.   SAP preferred
  • Ability to interpret Dun and Bradstreet reports
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills. Must be able to read/write English
  • Good time management skills with ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Comfortable working with people from multiple international cultures
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative with a positive work attitude
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