Senior Buyer – OEM Automotive/Trucking



Battle Motors prides itself on delivering efficient, effective solutions for the heavy-duty work truck industry. With the evolution of our new EV (Electric Vehicle) technology, we are growing faster than ever.   

At Battle Motors, we believe the most fulfilling place to work is where extraordinary people collaborate to solve difficult problems.

The Senior Buyer in the OEM automotive/trucking industry is responsible for managing the procurement process of goods and services necessary for the production, maintenance, and operations within the automotive or trucking sector. This role requires expertise in supplier relationship management, negotiation, cost analysis, and strategic sourcing to ensure optimal quality, pricing, and delivery schedules of materials and components.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Strategic Sourcing

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies to secure high-quality components, materials, and services required for automotive/trucking production and maintenance.
  • Identify, evaluate, and onboard suppliers/vendors while fostering long-term partnerships to ensure a reliable supply chain.
  • Negotiate contracts, terms, pricing, and agreements to achieve cost savings without compromising quality or delivery.

2. Supplier Relationship Management

  • Cultivate and manage strong relationships with suppliers, monitoring performance and adherence to quality, cost, and delivery standards.
  • Collaborate cross-functional improving engineering, production, and quality assurance teams to address supplier-related issues and improve processes.
  • Conduct regular supplier evaluations, audits, and performance reviews to drive continuous improvement.

3. Cost Analysis and Budgeting

  • Analyze cost structures, market trends, and pricing to optimize purchasing decisions and reduce costs without sacrificing quality or reliability.
  • Develop and manage budgets for procurement activities, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and cost-saving initiatives.

4. Contract Management and Compliance

  • Manage contracts, agreements, and purchase orders, ensuring compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, and industry standards.
  • Oversee documentation, track purchases, and maintain accurate records of procurement activities.
  • Support AP department to fix any payment issues that affect supply chain.

5. Continuous Improvement

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the procurement process, implementing best practices, and innovative strategies to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Stay updated with market trends, new technologies, and industry developments to leverage opportunities for process enhancement and innovation.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in procurement, purchasing, or supply chain management, preferably in the automotive or trucking industry for OEMs or Tier 1 suppliers.
  • Strong negotiation, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in procurement tools/software, ERP systems, and Microsoft Office (proficient in excel).
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership abilities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of supply chain processes, logistics, and inventory management.
  • Knowledge of automotive/trucking industry regulations, standards, and market trends.
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and manage complex projects effectively.

This position will adhere to the Battle Motors Environmental Health and Safety Program by following all safety rules, procedures, practices, training, and safe use of equipment; this includes use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. This individual will work in a way that stresses the importance of preventing injury, accidents, or illnesses to themselves or co-workers by correcting or reporting unsafe situations, incidents, or occurrences to their Supervisor immediately.

Battle Motors is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


New Philadelphia, Ohio, United States (Remote)