AGC | Commodity Buyer (Purchasing), Farmington Hills, MI

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AGC Automotive Americas (AANA) is a leading supplier of automotive glazing for the OEM and aftermarket industries and is part of the AGC Group, the largest global glass supplier employing more than 50,000 worldwide in approximately 30 countries.


Expectations are high and team successes are celebrated. We believe in the power of skilled, engaged, and united teamwork backed by open, honest communication. Integrity matters most and is essential for building trust with teammates and with customers.

Summary of Position

The Commodity Buyer is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the Commodity Strategies for AANA and in collaboration with the Global Commodity Purchasing Team.  This position is also responsible for the maintaining of the purchase order price for all production components, for their commodity, as well as ensuring that their suppliers are delivering a quality product on time at a competitive price.  The position requires coordination of activities between the suppliers, AGC supply chain managers, AGC schedulers and AGC plant buyers to ensure that production components and/or raw materials used in building glass assemblies are delivered on-time, meeting production schedules.   In addition, Commodity Buyers are required to meet yearly budgeted savings targets.  Major KPI milestones include annual price reductions, VE/VA implementation, payment term and inco-term improvements.  The Commodity Buyer is also responsible for changes to components or raw materials once SOP +90 days for all programs, securing service requirements, accessing and managing supplier risk through developing contingency plans, resourcing or supplier development.


  • BS degree required
  • 3 to 5 years working in purchasing, with automotive experience (Tier 1 and/or Tier 2) required
  • Supplier Chain or Engineering related major preferred
  • Technical experience or manufacturing environment experience preferred
  • Experience with SAP, AS400 and MAPICS desired
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills including use of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and efficiently with cross-functional teams and suppliers
  • Strong conflict management skills are a must to lead/support purchasing activities
  • Strong leadership skills are a must to lead supplier negotiations
  • Ability to travel internationally & domestically by air or by car, on short notice

We’re looking for someone who is:

Creative – You possess the internal need to create and continually iterate.  You look at situations with an open mind and develop smart, efficient and often non-obvious solutions.

Innately Curious – You are naturally curious about cause-effect relationships, what-if scenarios and why-done analysis.

Intuitive – You have the ability to see interconnections and dependencies between seemingly disparate pieces.  You can identify a missing element and/or gap based on general logic, even without having specific knowledge or experience in the subject.

Self-Educating – In addition to formal training opportunities, you possess an internal drive to identify areas of missing knowledge and independently close gaps.

Internally Motivated – You have an internal drive based on interest and/or self-imposed expectations. 

Humble/Customer Serving – You embody our mission to enable the customer facing teams to be successful.  You understand that our customer’s failure is, at least on some level, our failure.

What can AGC Offer You?

  • Competitive compensation
  • A structured bonus plan
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K)
  • Generous PTO program
  • Discount programs
  • Opportunities for growth

If you would like more information or are interested in applying, please submit your resume and a cover letter that includes your salary requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer – To be considered applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.