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Buyer/Sr. Buyer - Chassis Body Structures


The Global Purchasing and Supply Chain team is seeking motivated Buyers to support the next generation of industry-leading and complex systems within our Chassis Body Structures Team.

You will be responsible for purchase of all or a specific portion of productive 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 interface with suppliers or internal stakeholders.  The work is of complex nature involving a considerable amount of initiative, analytical work and a high level of independent judgment. This role requires an experienced or non-experienced buyer to drive a multi-functional team including collaboration.

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.

You will be considered for the following commodities:

  • Chassis

  • Driveline

  • Steering Systems

  • Brake

  • Fuel

As a Buyer at General Motors, you will be a part of a team that exceeds expectations in the overall customer service experience with responsibilities that include:

  • Executing breakthrough purchasing and sourcing technologies into vehicles and experiences that people love

  • Actively participating in development of commodity strategy, sourcing, negotiations, global, regional material budget execution, and interface with the leading suppliers and stakeholders.

  • Managing commercial issues with suppliers and assessing supplier performance

  • Demonstrating competence in negotiating skills

  • Professional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills

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

  • Developing organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines

  • Utilizing software such as SAP and/or MRP Systems

Additional Description

Required Experiences and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business Administration, or other related areas

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant purchasing or supply chain experience

  • Developing Contracts / Agreements

  • Project Execution

  • Comfortable working with multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams

  • Ability to deal optimally with ambiguity and forward-thinking environment

Preferred Critical Skills:

  • Automotive 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

  • Ability to work globally, independently, and self-directed

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


  • Negotiation

  • Communication

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Workload Management

  • Relationship Management

  • Vendor/Supplier Management

  • Data Judgment

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level within the GPSC organization. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate’s relevant experience as well as whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.