Director of Purchasing, North America FILLED

Director of Purchasing, North America FILLED


Automotive Systems Supplier

Date Added

2015-11-29 12:00:00


This is an exciting opportunity, based in the Michigan area, to contribute to the profitability of our client's major automotive business through development and implementation of procurement policies and procedures.


- Lead development of overall procurement strategies to support five year plans

- Achieve and maintain compliance with CPO audits, general financial and loss control audits, and ISO/TS registration across North America

- Lead development of the international commodity supply strategy to support the overall company strategy including rationalization of low cost supply opportunities

- Review and manage supplier/component capacity for the North America region

- Oversee supplier evaluation activity consistent with established metrics

- Advise high-level management of regulatory changes, tariff/trade agreements and other developments that have potential to impact North American operations


- At least 10 years related management experience in purchasing or procurement in an automotive environment

- 4 year degree; would also prefer an MBA, with CPP designation

- Demonstrated understanding of automotive industry methods and practices particular to supplier/customer networks and relations

- Demonstrated ability to operate in a global automotive supply chain organization

- Strong business and financial acument

- Excellent communication, strategic, and leadership skills

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