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Sr. Buyer - Fuel Cell & Electrification

  • Location
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively.  The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. This position requires an employee to be on-site on average 3 days a week

The Role

As a Sr. Buyer for Fuel Cell & Electrification, you will be responsible for purchase of all or a specific portion of production and/or non-productive materials, supplies, machinery, tooling and/or services. Responsible for actively participating in the development of commodity strategy, sourcing/negotiations, global/regional material budget execution, and collaborate with suppliers or internal partners. The work is of a sophisticated nature involving a considerable amount of initiative, analytical work, and judgment.

What You'll Do

  • All Sourcing and Contracting Activities that including sourcing event bid strategy & management, bid analytics, coordination, and alignment of RFQ package components, including Terms & Conditions, SOR, RFQ documentation, leadership sourcing recommendation / alignment, and management of sourcing documentation related to bid events in adherence to the GM Audit Services

  • Daily supplier interface activities on all commercial items

  • Drive commercial budget activities

  • Support supply chain activities & disruptions to find alternative solutions

  • Support supplier management initiatives, including “Strategic Supplier Engagement”

  • Cultivate relationships with strategic suppliers by acting as a focal point for commercial issue resolution

  • Perform rate management activities including benchmarking, rate analysis, and read-across opportunities

  • Participate in supplier performance reviews

  • Work closely with finance, legal teams and more at both working level and leadership level to deliver results, ideas, and updates.

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance, Industrial Engineering, or related field

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant purchasing or supply chain experience

  • Ability to work cross functionally, both internally and externally and form relationships

  • Experience handling commercial issues with suppliers and assessing supplier performance

  • Tried competence in negotiating skills

  • High level of analytical ability where problems can be somewhat complex

  • Experience with supply chain and logistics challenges

  • Experience with commodities (metals, stampings, castings, plastics, resins, paint, electronics, etc)

  • Professional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills

  • Developed organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Proficient with Microsoft office products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Ability to travel at least 5% of time, including international travel

What Can Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Automotive and/or Energy industry experience

  • Knowledge of procurement software

  • Knowledge of materials management

  • Capable of interpreting market data

  • Proven knowledge of contract law and its applications regarding purchasing processes



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