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Buyer - Suspension Control Arms

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

Description

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

GM DOES NOT PROVIDE IMMIGRATION-RELATED SPONSORSHIP FOR THIS ROLE. DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS ROLE IF YOU WILL NEED GM IMMIGRATION SPONSORSHIP (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.

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