General Motor

General Motor

Entry-Level Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Rotational Program



Work Arrangement:

Hybrid: Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time but the general expectation is that the employee be onsite an average of three (3) days each week in SE Michigan.

The Role:

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

    Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the following areas: Supply Chain, Purchasing, Procurement/ Acquisitions and Contract Management, Business, Industrial Engineering, Applied Engineering, Logistics

  • Must be graduating with a Bachelor's or Master's between December 2022 and June 2024

  • What will give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • 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 travel at least 5% of time, including international travel

  • Pay Transparency : The salary range for this role is $72,000 - $110,000. The actual base salary a successful candidate will be offered within this range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

    Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

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    Diversity Information

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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.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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    Job details


    Entry-Level Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Rotational Program


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 04, 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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