Purchasing Manager

Auburn Hills, MI

Category: Supply Chain Job Number: 2609 Salary: $125k - $150k

New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, our client anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’ re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’ s cleaner and smarter mobility, this is the place to be.



  • Oversee development of Commodity Strategy(ies) within scope and assure supplier convergence and VA/VE opportunities are progressed
  • Responsible for delivery of purchasing budget, updating forecast, reporting monthly savings activities
  • Monitor, assess, and provide feedback to Buyers to ensure continued professional development of team
  • Participate or lead strategic supplier management reviews
  • Identify and lead departmental process improvement initiatives
  • Other duties and specific projects as identified to support commercial and supplier optimization as well as support internal stakeholders
  • Participate or lead monthly Purchasing performance review with internal stakeholders
  • Monitor strategic supplier QCD performance; facilitate and lead performance improvement action plans
  • Interface between department and Operations or Commercial Business Unit.
  • Review and approve purchase orders within delegation of authority responsibility
  • Investigate commodity/supplier benchmarks, follow market trends for specific commodities and raw materials
  • Oversight of the preparation and deployment of Commodity Strategies & Cost Models for various commodities


Job Requirements
  • Bachelor' s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or related field.
  • 6 years' of automotive industry experience
  • 4 years' of Purchasing function
  • Performance Management
  • Management Proficiency
  • Coordination, Coaching
  • Process Improvement
  • Decision Making
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills


MOS Codes
  • 92A Automated Logistical Specialist
  • 92Y Unit Supply Specialist

Purchasing, Leadership, Coordination, Management

Lisa Mysliwiec

Lisa is a seasoned recruiter with over 20 years’ of experience in executive recruiting with a strong focus in the Automotive and Manufacturing industries, specializing in placing Supply Chain, ERP, Purchasing and Logistic professionals. She develops outstanding relationships with clients and candidates while always looking after the best interest of each. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends, going to footballs games, and traveling.

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