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Entry-Level Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Rotational Program


As a part of the Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Rotational Program, you will be responsible for the purchase of all or a specific portion of productive and/or non-productive materials, supplies, machinery, tooling and/or services. In addition, you will actively participate in the development of commodity strategy, sourcing/negotiations, global/regional material budget execution, and collaborate with suppliers or internal partners. This work is of a complex nature involving a considerable amount of self-motivation, analytical ability, and independent judgment.

The Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Rotational Program is for recent college graduates who will be changing jobs every six months for the first two years (we do not offer “early graduation” from the program, must complete full 2-year program). Rotational jobs may require the selected candidate to do any of the following:

  • Travel
  • Relocate
  • Work additional shifts as needed

Areas of opportunity based on business need

  • Purchasing
    • Autonomous, Electrical Controls, Adv Technologies
    • Electrical
    • Engine, Transmission, & Thermal Purchasing
    • Interior/Exterior
    • Raw Materials
    • Customer Care & Aftersales
    • BrightDrop
    • GM Defense
  • Supply Chain
    • Propulsion/Assembly Command Centers
    • Tactical Operations
    • Container Operations
    • Vehicle/Propulsion Scheduling
    • Future Material & Engineering Change
    • Demand Planning
  • Logistics
    • Inbound
    • Outbound
    • Logistics Purchasing
    • Containerization
    • Supply Chain Engineering
  • Other Rotational Opportunities
    • Value Chain Engineering
    • Accessories & Aftermarket
    • Warranty Performance
    • Supplier Resiliency
    • Assembly Plant
    • Sustainability & Partnerships
    • Program Purchasing Management
    • Strategy, Planning & Operations

Additional Description


  • Pursuing a degree in one of the following : Supply Chain, Purchasing, Procurement/ Acquisitions and Contract Management, Business, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering
  • This rotational program begins in the Spring or Summer of 2023
    • Must be graduating with a Bachelor’s or Master's degree between December 2021 and June 2023
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience
    • Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, balance multiple projects simultaneously, and meet goals
    • Proficient with Microsoft office products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with commodities (metals, stampings, castings, plastics, resins, paint, electronics, etc.)
  • Experience managing commercial issues with suppliers and assessing supplier performance
  • Demonstrated skills in complex negotiations
  • Knowledge of procurement software and databases
  • 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
  • Ability to work globally, independently, and self-directed
  • Ability to travel at least 5% of time, including international travel

Desired Characteristics

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed
  • Emerging partnership and collaboration skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed
  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust
  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric

Rotation Locations:

  • Warren, MI
  • Remote

This role offers the following  Work Appropriately  strategies:

  • Hybrid:  This position does not require an employee to be onsite 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.
  • Remote: This position does not require an employee to be onsite/relocate to S.E. MI. The employee’s role enables them to work for GM 100% remotely.

The median annual salary compensation for this role is $80,000.00. Applicable salary ranges may differ across markets. Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.


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 or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.