Senior Buyer- Electrification

General Motor
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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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 per week

The Role:

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 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.

Primary responsibility is to develop and implement sourcing strategies on a global basis by working with cross functional stakeholders to meet sourcing and cost savings deliverables. Success in this position would be greatly enhanced with previous electrification experience in either battery cells, battery electronics or power electronics. Previous experience could be purchasing, supply chain or technical in nature if related to these areas. Work is of a difficult nature involving a considerable amount of initiative, negotiations, and a high level of independent judgment.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and execute a robust commodity strategy based on market and technology trends in the electrification space
  • Responsible for maintaining sourcing pipeline and Business Over Time, benchmarking data, strategy presentations, global budget and on-time metrics
  • Manage global sourcing meetings via teleconference, web meeting, and face to face
  • Lead key meetings with Cross-functional disciplines (engineering, supplier quality, supply chain, finance)
  • Develop and execute a business plan to meet business priorities
  • Support global/regional buyers with resolution of operational issues which needs global leadership engagement
  • Work with global counterparts to improve and align the global strategy for future programs
  • Keep abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise
  • Adhere to corporate and unit purchasing and accounting practices and procedures
  • Utilize the GPSC sourcing process to manage sourcing packages (RFQ, Quote Analysis and Source Selection) and to establish a capable/competitive global supply base for electrification
  • Analyze and apply appropriate tools, i.e., benchmarking, global competitive sourcing, value chain analysis, supplier negotiations, engineering change cost containment, technical cost reduction, part/system reuse, etc
  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Supply Chain or technically relevant discipline required

  • 5+ years in purchasing, supply chain or related 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

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, ability to collaborate cross-functionally, and influence w/o authority.

  • Knowledge of computer software applications and management of complex contracts

  • Knowledge of corporate purchasing policies and procedures

  • Negotiation skills

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

  • Capable of interpreting contracts

  • Demonstrated global business skills

  • Initiative to use industry available tools to keep current with emerging technologies and trends

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and negotiate effectively in an ambiguous environment.

  • Ability to work with stakeholders to solicit and/or validate requirements.

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

  • Previous commodity purchasing experience and or supply chain experience

  • Experience in Electrification, business related or technical in nature


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