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Southfield, MI 48034

Years Experience




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Position Summary

Regional / Divisional commodity responsibility for sourcing, sourcing decisions, negotiations and managing the supply base for a segment or group of suppliers

in respect with purchasing policy, internal code of Ethics, internal safety and environment rules.

Specific Duties

  • Defines and implements the purchasing strategy for his/her Commodity(ies) in accordance with the Commodities managers strategies.
  • Participates in Commodity(ies) manager meeting for global strategy.
  • Performs strategic sourcing analyses (internal constraints, external risks, cost analysis and understanding of strategic levers, analysis of the supplier market)
  • Makes the current supplier base evolve toward the target supplier base by re-sourcing and by controlling the assignment of new business.
  • Support all sites under the leadership of commodity managers
  • Assure that local purchasing organizations comply with commodity strategy
  • Support the projects with all ASPP project activities except CLD/CTS
  • Responsible for all serial activities according to ASPP.
  • Participates to the plant(s) cost reduction.
  • Draws up and implements the productivity plan for his/her purchasing family(ies) in line with budget objectives and using all levers: technical and commercial productivity, QCD workshops, re-sourcing, etc.
  • Reports his/her results monthly.
  • Manages his/her suppliers.
  • Handles purchasing administration for management of supplier modifications at one plant
  • Manage supplier files, component files, RFQ, Contract review, etc
  • Support supplier improvement program for not acceptable supplier on the local level
  • Act as lead buyer for supplier not managed by CM / CB
  • Support supplier escalation for NCM and AS 51.
  • Improves his/her commodity(ies) quality level
  • Ensures the quality of purchased components in collaboration with the Purchasing Quality team.
  • For volume-produced components, through his/her involvement in the follow-up of progress plans and the signing of QCD contracts or all contracts for improvement of suppliers
  • For new projects, he/she provides the support to SQE auditors and project buyers.
  • Participates to the new projects suppliers definition (support project team)
  • Participates, with the project buyer, in the selection of suppliers for each project. Validates the final choice and ensures that supplier designers are integrated properl
  • Has a veto right in the choice of the suppliers for new projects.
  • Manages or pilots all points concerning serial products (SREA, PCN).


  • Experience in sourcing, sourcing decisions, negotiations, strategic analysis and managing a supply base in automotive environment.
  • Strong knowledge of automotive supplier market.
  • Skilled in computer office applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • What we offer
  • Work in international teams on innovative products
  • Very good working climate
  • Attractive compensation package
  • Career development programs

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