AISIN World Seymour
  • 19-May-2022 to 18-Oct-2022 (CST)
  • Purchasing
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title: Purchasing Buyer - Plant Daily Issues

Company: Aisin World Corp. of America

Department: Purchasing

Location: Seymour, IN

Aisin Group Overview:

Based in Kariya City, Aichi, Japan, the Aisin Group is a $35 billion global, Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems with over 214 consolidated companies spanning over 20 countries and some 110,000 employees.

Aisin Group is the world's sixth largest Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems, such as brakes, transmissions, navigation systems, drivetrain, chassis, body, engine-related parts, electronics and intelligent transportation systems.

As we like to say: "Chances are the car your drove to work this morning is equipped with an Aisin product."

Position Responsibilities

Plant specific issues happen daily, requiring support from AWA Purchasing for supplier-related issues. The incumbent is expected to perform the following functions that the company has determined are essential to this position:

  • Plant Daily Issues (PDI) members will support the Manufacturing Plant to resolve daily supplier-related issues quickly and are a dedicated resource to the assigned Aisin Manufacturing Plant.
  • PDI issues include:
    • Ordering issues with suppliers
    • Receiving issues with suppliers
    • Support of Quality issues resolution with suppliers
    • Process Change Request (PCR) / Supplier Change Request (SCR) documentation coordination with the Manufacturing plant teams and AWA Purchasing teams (Project & Commodity)
    • Support Manufacturing plant meetings / Project team activities
    • Support gathering information from the Manufacturing plant for Commodity and Project Teams, including, but not limited to:
      • Documentation on Expedites (unplanned freight)
      • Documentation on other costs to send to supplier, such as Quality debits, etc.
      • Inventory confirmations (as needed).
      • Other necessary documentation (i.e. drawings, etc.)
    • Daily management, follow-ups and reporting of open issues and activities to resolve the open issues via Problem Follow-up Sheet (PFUS).
  • Support / Lead Supplier improvement activities and problem resolution (non-commercial issues) with other Aisin teams.
  • Management of Supplier Force Majeure coordination / activities, in conjunction with the Purchasing Commodity teams.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by management.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills for internal and external contacts
  • Ability to create effective memos and letters
  • Capable of analyzing quotations, developing budgets, and understanding cost impact
  • Ability to comprehend technical and business correspondence
  • Ability to analyze manufacturing processes and blueprints
  • Strong computer skills and ability to create graphs, spreadsheets, and charts

Beneficial Skills and Experience

  • Experience in automotive industry with understanding of standard job functions and requirements within the industry.
  • Prior purchasing experience in automotive industry or industrial environment.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience in multi-cultural environment, preferably Japanese-based.
  • Fluency in English with additional language skill in Japanese, Chinese, German, and/or Spanish.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, other Applied Science, or Purchasing supply chain management is preferred. Bachelor's degree in Business or other non-technical area is acceptable based on proven technical skill.
  • Internal candidates with significant Aisin experience will be consider without degree.

Work Environment Requirements

  • Must be able to operate a personal computer, telephone and other office equipment.
  • Must perform job duties onsite, except those duties that are customarily or by their nature performed offsite (for example, offsite customer visits).
  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast paced environment where constructive criticism is encouraged.
  • Must be able to work on multiple assignments at once, and complete assignments within deadline and budget (if applicable) with satisfactory quality.
  • Must be able to operate as an effective team member, working in person or remotely.
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all company safety policies.
  • Must be able to lead activity to achieve desired goals.

Attendance/Work Hour Requirements

  • Must maintain an acceptable attendance record.
  • Must be willing and available to work such weekends and holidays as necessary and desirable to meet business needs.

Travel Requirements

  • Approximately 10%
  • Must be willing and available to travel to such locations and with such frequency as is necessary and desirable to meet business needs.

**Candidates applying for positions with Aisin must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

**To the selected candidate, Aisin offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and outstanding growth opportunities.

**Aisin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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