Senior Buyer Opportunities

General Motor
October 03, 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.

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 5+ Years 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

    About GM

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    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.

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    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.

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