Karma Automotive

  • Senior Buyer

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  • Overview

    Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.


    We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.


    Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.


    The Senior Buyer will purchase production materials, components, equipment, tooling, MRO items, and services utilizing new and/or existing suppliers in support of the company’s operations as well as manage the quality, cost, and on-time delivery of goods and services of assigned supply base.



    • Oversee all commercial activities with suppliers
    • Interface with cross functional areas, including manufacturing, logistics, engineering, and supplier quality to meet program deliverables
    • Facilitate internal target costing, cost analysis, and reporting requests
    • Attend Product Development meetings for supporting execution assignments.
    • Interface with internal functions to resolve component and tooling payment issues
    • Balance current and future demand requirements with supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements
    • Evaluate supplier performance and request corrective action when required
    • Evaluate current and potential sources of supply to identify and prioritize areas requiring new sources of supply or performance improvement
    • Facilitate disputes regarding the return, rework, or exchange of defective materials
    • Support cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives to achieve overall
    • Comply with established corporate and purchasing policy and processes
    • Lead the supplier selection process; provide sourcing documentation and recommendations to leadership.
    • Negotiate contractual terms regarding cost, delivery, quality, transportation, and other standard or special contract terms
    • Accurate contract execution and record retention.
    • Prepare and distribute RFQ’s and lead the approval of supply agreements, including verification of all commercial terms
    • Engineering Change Management execution.
    • Maintain purchase price and raw material price trends and analysis.
    • Understand commodity part




    • Bachelor degree minimum.
      • Finance
      • Business
      • Engineering
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Open to conflict engagement and resolution
    • Fact based negotiation skills.
    • Ability to coordinate a team (Engineering, SQA, Mfg, and Logistics) to a business case decision for best Supplier selection based on Quality, Technology, Price and Service.
    • Time management skills.
    • SAP experience desired


    NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principles Only, Please


    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.  Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability.  Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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