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A career at Amway is a career in opportunity. At Amway, you can explore and grow, make a difference, and find success. Established in 1959, Amway is a multi-billion dollar company, and the world’s No. 1 direct selling business, according to the Direct Selling News Global 100. Amway is a center of health, skincare and home product innovation and top-selling, global brands. We manufacture and distribute 450+ consumer products. More than 17,000 employees worldwide support millions of Amway Business Owners who sell Amway products.

Job Title:                               Associate Buyer

Department / Division:     Direct Procurement Sourcing / Procurement

Location:                               Ada, MI

What do we need:

Our Direct Procurement team needs an Associate Buyer who has a willingness to learn and optimize our supply chain performance while developing strong supplier relationships.


What’s special about this job:

The Supplier Performance Team is a talented, fun group of 7 team members who are responsible for ensuring our suppliers are meeting our performance expectations and supply chain goals. The team supports the different categories that supply raw materials, components, and finished good buyout items used by our Manufacturing operations in the United States.


As an Associate Buyer on the team, you will bring Procurement acumen to the category you will support and help influence strategies and optimize supply chain performance with your suppliers. This role reports directly to the Manager of Supplier Performance. If you have a desire to be an integral part in the development of new products driving growth and impact the bottom line of Amway, this could be a good fit for you.


How you would contribute to the role:

The categories of spend that you support are being determined, and your role will be a combination of strategy and problem solving. On the strategic side, you will track metrics of our suppliers in that category, especially when it comes to Deliver and Lead Time performance. You will set clear expectations with them and partner with them to optimize the impact they have on our supply chain operations.


Your problem-solving skills will be utilized to alleviate delays within our supply chain operations.  With a focus on root cause analysis, you will determine the cause of delays and mitigate constraints as they appear. You will partner with numerous cross-functional teams throughout the supply chain organization and help influence their strategies. A limited amount of travel will be required for this role. Your ability to lead and influence teams and nurture these supplier relationships will continue to drive our business forward.


Required Qualifications:

  • 0-1 years industry related experience, with a preference towards Supply Chain, Manufacturing or R&D is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or a related field


Skills to be successful in the role:

  • Ability to be an effective, strategic decision maker and see the bigger picture
  • Ability to influence and work with internal and external business partners
  • Ability to guide and support informal leadership across functional teams
  • Organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications and experience with JDE or Tableau is a plus


This role is “Not” eligible for Sponsorship.


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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