Purchasing Program Manager
Auburn Hills, MI 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Just like a bridge, our mission in purchasing is to connect internal and external partners to deliver world class results. We build our bridge together on solid foundational values. Our global purchasing team sources over $80 billion in products and services annually. We deliver world class results by embracing our values of Belief, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, Growth, and Energy (BRIDGE) as they are the framework for our culture. We believe in a work-life balance and provide team members opportunities for mentoring, learning & development and exposure to senior leadership.

Stellantis offers challenging career opportunities designed for our Senior Buyers to advance aggressively throughout their careers. We take great pride in fostering an inclusive work environment where employees can leverage strengths, experiences and perspectives. At Stellantis, we believe it is the diversity of talent and perspective that allows us to take a visionary approach, to strategically apply new technologies and forge ahead in our industry in innovation and performance.

Challenging positions are available throughout our diverse Purchasing organization. These areas include Regional & Global Purchasing Programs, Aftermarket Purchasing, and Supplier Risk Management. Most Purchasing Program Manager opportunities are global in nature and will involve collaboration with Stellantis colleagues in all regions across the world.

The Program Manager is responsible for leading the purchasing program management activities and the sourcing functions for specific programs as they prepare for launch and extending through the life of the program. This position will support the production buyers on purchasing responsibilities for the program and will work closely with cross functional teams including Engineering, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Vehicle Cost Engineering, Manufacturing, and suppliers. It will also act as the liaison between Purchasing and the cross-functional teams.

Primary responsibilities include ensuring purchasing requirements and metrics are met at all program milestones by removing roadblocks, aligning to the program variable and investment targets for purchased components, and assessing program capacities. Additionally, the Purchasing Program Manager will also communicate the vehicle program needs so the team can properly support the program. Providing purchasing's input throughout the various milestones of the development cycle to ensure a successful program will also be expected.

This position will require frequent professional communication with senior leadership. It will also afford the opportunity for career development within the Purchasing organization and with other cross functional groups.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing, Economics, International Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, or equivalent from an AACSB accredited program; Other technical degrees with business background also considered
  • Strong understanding of commodity strategy development, budget setting and supplier relationship management
  • Must be well organized, self-motivated, and resourceful managing complex situations
  • Must be comfortable in a fast paced environment and be able to effectively interface with cross functional teams and all levels of senior management
  • Strong communication and commodity leadership skills
  • Solid understanding and practical use of MS Office Suite/G Suite
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA / Master's degree
  • Extensive knowledge of purchasing activities
  • Strong leadership abilities and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate strong, positive interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and issue resolution
  • Results oriented, capable of managing conflict and resourceful managing complex assignments
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Global mindset
  • Experience working with PentaSAP

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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