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Link Engineering Company
Dearborn, MI 48120
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Buyer - Dearborn, Michigan 

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Link Engineering Company (LINK) is a premier designer and manufacturer of precision test equipment, we specialize in developing customized solutions for Automotive, Aviation, Off-Highway, Rail, and Civil Engineering industries. We are headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, outside of Detroit, and maintain testing laboratories, manufacturing, and support facilities around the globe.


Established in 1935, we have been a family-owned company for generations, we treat our customers and employees as if they are part of our family. We set our employees up for success, as they are given constant opportunities to learn and develop new skills. As many of our team members have been with LINK for a generation or more, the LINK team is equipped with a wealth of knowledge, providing decades of hands-on experience and out-of-the-box thinking to OEMs and suppliers everywhere.

We are looking for a talented Buyer who will be responsible for purchasing the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts while ensuring proper timing and quality for the organization.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Research and evaluate vendors, based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the vendors reputation and history. 

  • Works with suppliers to continuously improve quality, delivery, cost, productivity, and support.

  • Monitor the marketplace for assigned commodities to analyze pricing trends, technology advancements, and potentially new, cost-efficient alternatives

  • Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives 

  • Participates in continuous improvement activities that may include developing programs to improve supplier performance.

  • Create, monitor, and process purchase order requisitions, purchase orders, and requests for quotations

  • Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and date commodity is needed

  • Create relationships with external vendors to provide the highest quality material at the lowest possible cost and ensure on-time deliveries. 

  • Interact with the departments on a regular basis in order to communicate parts available, incoming parts, returns, etc

  • Adherence to company policies.

  • Adherence to LINK quality process and procedures and identify continuous improvement opportunities implementing through our quality system.

  • Be a role model and advocate of the LINK culture that is consistent and emphasizes the identified mission, vision, and values of the organization.

  • Embody the Ownership Brand Driver (Accountability, Commitment, Can-Do Attitude, Courage, & Humility) 



  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management or related field or a related Associates degree with 2 years relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment purchasing experience or proven equivalent related work experience

  • Planning and organizational skills with an ability to handle a multitude of projects required

  • Demonstrated experience being highly motivated and self-directed

  • Experience working with ERP systems (Epicor preferred)

  • Strong experience with the Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Strong Verbal & Communication Skills  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in-person

  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time

  • Critical Thinking   Strong independent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services

  • Hands-on problem solving and continuous improvement mindset

  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines



  • This position is located in an office and involves sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


LINK is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. VEVRRA Federal Contractor.

LINK is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-734-453-0800. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.

Note to all Agencies / Direct Placement: LINK has a team of dedicated recruiters who are responsible for all hiring needs. Our practice is to partner and work with our approved vendors only and on an as-needed basis. LINK has identified and finalized our list of preferred vendors and the review process has been closed. We do not accept resumes from recruiting agencies that are not a preferred vendor, have not been authorized or approved by Corporate Recruiting to partner on a position and have not signed LINKs vendor agreement. Any resumes submitted from unapproved vendors will be considered unsolicited, and LINK will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.


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Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

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