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Date: Sep 20, 2018

Location: Troy, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt Incorporated

Senior Buyer – Electronics


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.



  • Identify and implement new cost reduction initiatives with PCBA suppliers, component suppliers and distributors to meet the department objectives
  • Actively participate in the Cost Reduction Committee and VA/VE.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to maximize corporation’s position on price, delivery and quality.
  • Provide accurate electronics components cost estimation for quotation process.
  • Perform cost analysis considering both qualitative and quantitative data.  Perform Make vs Buy analysis. 
  • Support electrical engineering product development team for sourcing electronic components, PCBA, wire harnesses, motors and pumps etc.
  • Recommend suppliers for the Sourcing committees based on supporting facts and data.
  • Integrate suppliers into new development (CEM, distributors and major component suppliers).
  • Maintain database for electronic components.
  • Identify new areas to support standardization of components and consolidation of supply base.
  • Lead new supplier on board process including negotiating agreement with L&P terms and conditions, supplier quality &logistics manual, etc….
  • Conduct supplier performance review and business plan review with strategic suppliers for leverage and future planning.
  • Maintain strategic relationship with distributors and key manufacturers to introduce innovation and new technologies.
  • 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 budget preparation by providing costing and ideas.
  • Support the development of the global commodity strategies for the electronic commodity and implement the strategy.
  • Actively participate in the requirement to retain ISO/IATF16949/ISO14001 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 and Electronics background
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in electronic components purchasing within an ISO/TS16949 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
  • Results 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

Job Segment: Procurement, Electrical, Engineer, Electronics, Supply, Operations, Engineering, Technology