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Date: Sep 6, 2018

Location: Troy, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt Incorporated

Operations Buyer


The Leggett & Platt Automotive Group, an operating unit within Leggett & Platt Inc. a S&P 500 Company, is seeking a dynamic career minded individual to join our team. We provide outstanding opportunities for career satisfaction and growth in an international continuous improvement environment. We have developed strong and enduring partnerships with our domestic and international customers by building on our long history of product innovation and manufacturing excellence. As we work to meet our immediate resource needs, the following employment opportunity is available with our Troy, Michigan based team.


  • Support implementation of strategy / productivity actions
  • Obtain quotes from suppliers on time and in compliance with specifications and contractual requirements
  • Coordinate with proper departments, internal and supplier requests for deviations and print changes
  • Issue tooling and prototypes purchase orders as well as blanket purchase orders to suppliers as required
  • Perform the regularly scheduled Capacity Reviews with suppliers and develop action plans to resolve any gaps
  • Support Commodity Buyer / Manager for Supplier Performance Management
  • Provide the Purchasing input to the Supplier Score Card, for his/her Branches
  • Support annual audits of Branch specific suppliers
  • Provide operational support as necessary
  • Define (with commodity support) the target price for components
  • Manage the RFQ process with recommended suppliers, to obtain the most attractive offers (Q, C, D, I)
  • Negotiate with suppliers to maximize corporation’s position on price, delivery and quality
  • Support standardization of components and consolidation of supply base
  • Make sure component reviews are performed with all suppliers before kickoff
  • Actively participate in the budget preparation by providing costing and ideas
  • Develop personal skills through education, training and development, to maintain professional qualification
  • Responsible for knowing and upholding the H&S Policy and for working in a safe manner and reporting all unsafe or unhealthy conditions or acts
  • Actively participate in the requirement to retain ISO9001, IATF16949 certification for each branch
  • Follow Leggett & Platt purchasing policies
  • Complete any other assignments, duties and projects that may be assigned



  • University degree in Business or Engineering
  • Automotive background
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within an ISO9001, IATF16949 manufacturing environment
  • Able to read ASM drawings/prints
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • A second language preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • Availability for business travel
  • Global mindset
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Result oriented

    Leggett & Platt Automotive Group provides quality engineered products for every manufacturing need, including lumbar, suspension, and bolster systems; wire forms, mechanical control cables, welded seating components, tubular products, and seating motors and actuators. We value innovative and passionate people with a track record of success and offer competitive compensation, including a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for professional development and career growth.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer 

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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