General Motor

General Motor

Buyer - Aluminum & Iron Castings


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 1-3 days per week

The Role

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. Represents purchasing activities on program team and vice-versa. Partner with Program Managers to represent purchasing and communicate program requirements/vehicle line overview.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for maintaining sourcing pipeline, benchmarking data, strategy presentations, global budget and on-time metrics
  • Keep abreast of current product developments and trends in exhaust systems and components to develop and execute a robust strategy
  • 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 2+ Years Purchasing experience 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 Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Previous Aluminum & Iron Castings purchasing experience
  • Experience in technologically complex industry
  • 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

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    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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    Job details


    Buyer - Aluminum & Iron Castings


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 09, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

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    Together, we want to make electric vehicles for everyone and safely push transportation beyond our wildest imaginations with autonomous vehicles and advance hydrogen fuel cell technology. We are proud of our achievements so far, but there is more work to be done. Together, for everyone.


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