Buyer / Purchasing Professional
at Ronin Staffing

Date Posted: 10/15/2019

Job Description

Position Title: Buyer / Purchasing Professional
Rate: Depending on experience level
Associate Level - $30.12/hr - 1 - 2 years experience
Practitioner Level - $34.27/hr - 3 - 5 years experience 
Location: Dearborn, MI 
Duration: Multi year contract + possible extension and / or hire

Position Description:
Ford's Purchasing team works to ensure that parts and services sourced from around the globe are of the highest quality, at optimal cost and delivered on-time. We aim to build strong relationships with the supply base so that Ford can produce vehicles that our customers want and value. Building and maintaining strong, mutually beneficial relationships with a diverse range of suppliers helps us lower costs, improve quality and make progress toward our sustainability goals. We recognize that a diverse supply base is an integral part of our overall success, providing fresh perspectives that lead to cutting-edge innovations and accelerated business development. We continue to foster productive relationships with entrepreneurs from a wide range of backgrounds to meet our customers' needs and expectations. Your responsibility grows as fast as you can handle it, giving you an opportunity to make a major contribution to our products and success.

The purchasing organization provides a wide range of job opportunities including:

  • Commodity Buyers
  • Program Buyer
  • Indirect Buyers (marketing and sales, healthcare, services, etc.)


  • Provide commodity and program management expertise for products, delivering quality, cost and timing targets at the component and systems level
  • Know the commodity and understand cost drivers to deliver cost targets
  • Develop, maintain and execute a commodity strategy
  • Foster professional and healthy supplier relationships
  • Manage special assignments incremental to core responsibilities
  • Lead, plan, develop, and implement projects
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams regionally and/or globally
  • Meet or exceed Purchasing objectives


  • Creative problem solving
  • Human centered design thinking
  • Strong computer system skills
  • Collaborative negotiation competency
  • Inter-personal skills and communication

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business or Engineering
  • Available for full time employment by September 2019
  • Must be willing to relocate to Southeast Michigan
  • Must have a valid and unrestricted driver's license
  • Human centered design thinking experience optional

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contractor
  • Location: Dearborn, MI
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 10/15/2019

About Us

Founded in 1999 as a woman- and minority-owned IT staffing organization, Ronin Staffing has grown into a full-service staffing search firm that recruits and places qualified and quality candidates with expertise in a wide range of areas, including Engineering, Aerospace, Administration, Accounting/Financing, to name a few. We offer contract-only, contract-to-hire or direct-hire services to our clients and our contractors alike.

Our team of experienced, dynamic and tenacious recruiting specialists will provide you with the personal assistance you need to keep your career moving onward and upward. Whether you are looking for hourly, mid-management or executive level positions, you can be confident in our recruiters’ ability to match you with just the right assignments with just the right companies to suit your needs. Many members of our staff have backgrounds in the industries for which they now recruit, and Ronin has become one of the leaders in providing professionals to Fortune 100, 500, and 1000 companies.

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