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Senior Buyer- Cradles

General Motors

General Motors

Accounting & Finance
Warren, MI, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Description

Hybrid This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to the Warren Technical Center three times per week, at minimum.

The Role - As a Sr. Buyer 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 the development of commodity strategy, sourcing/negotiations, global/regional material budget execution, and collaborate with suppliers or internal partners. The work is of a sophisticated nature involving a considerable amount of initiative, analytical work and judgment.

What You'll Do (Responsibilities)

  • 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 Job 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 post graduate

  • 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

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

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.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

GM is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. GM is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual's protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics" include an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.​