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Buyer - Suspension Control Arms

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


Hybrid This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to the Warren Technical Center three times per week, at minimum.

The Role - You will be responsible for purchase of all or a specific portion of productive and/or non-productive materials, supplies, and tooling.  Responsible for actively participating in development of commodity strategy, sourcing/negotiations, global/regional material budget execution, and interface with suppliers or internal stakeholders.  Work is of a complex nature involving a considerable amount of initiative, analytical work and a high level of independent judgment.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for maintaining sourcing pipeline, benchmarking data, strategy presentations, global budget, and on-time metrics

  • Adhere to corporate and unit purchasing and accounting practices and procedures

    • Sourcing and Contracting Activities that include, but not limited to:
      o Sourcing event bid strategy & management
      o Bid analytics
      o Coordination and alignment of RFQ package components, including Terms & Conditions, SOR, technical documentation
      o Leadership sourcing recommendation / alignment

  • Management of sourcing documentation related to bid events in adherence to the GM Audit Services

  • Cooperate with legal to negotiate special contract terms

  • Daily supplier interface activities on all commercial items

  • Support commercial budget activities

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

  • Nurture relationship with strategic suppliers by acting as a focal point for commercial issue resolution

  • Perform rate management activities including spot buys, rate analysis and supplier requests

  • Participate in supplier KPI reviews

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications):

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

  • Minimum 2 years experience (post graduate) Purchasing, Supply Chain, or related experience required

  • Experience with commodities required

  • High level of capability to work independently

  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex

  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and ability to collaborate cross-functionally

  • Negotiation skills

  • Ability to prioritize assignments/projects and multi-task within restricted time

  • Capable of interpreting contracts

  • Demonstrated global business skills

  • Ability to travel

What Can Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Cost analysis, or manufacturing experience

  • Automotive industry experience

  • Knowledge of materials management

  • Capable of interpreting market data

  • Able to read blueprints and to understand basic engineering documents

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



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