Buyer - I

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.


Our Opportunity

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Buyer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in negotiating supplier contracts that meet or exceed supply, material quality, and commercial goals and objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities

  • Purchases production materials, components, equipment, tooling, MRO items, and service utilizing new and/or existing suppliers.
  • Drafts sourcing recommendations for award summarizing the bid history and justifies the selection of awarded bidder.
  • Works with Supplier Quality Engineering for source selection.
  • Supports new program launch activities, and participates in design process reviews.
  • Opens and closes orders as needed to maintain inventory levels.


 Your Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related discipline, plus 0-2 years of experience in purchasing or related function OR
  • Associate’s degree in Business or a related discipline and 2-4 years of professional experience in purchasing. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 12965

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur