Infotainment and Software Senior Buyer
Auburn Hills, MI 
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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.

The Infotainment and Software Senior Buyer has the responsibility for leading the development and execution of long-term, comprehensive and cross-functional commodity strategies that will yield measurable improvements in the areas of technology, innovation, quality, vehicle performance, delivery and cost performance. The Senior Buyer must be able to successfully manage and execute both strategic and tactical level decisions and initiatives. As an Infotainment and Software Senior Buyer, you will be responsible for procuring technical commodities in a growing industry for all North American programs and supporting global vehicle programs as needed.

Job responsibilities of the Infotainment and Software Senior Buyer include:

  • Drive cross-functional product strategies to ensure innovation, development and execution of current and in-development products
  • Develop and implement creative solutions to complex challenges, capacity and cost management, sourcing of complex/innovative product, purchase order issuance/maintenance and contract administration
  • Sourcing suppliers, managing complex contracts, interfacing with internal and external customers, managing key Tier 1 and Tier N supplier relationships and developing strategies
  • Leading supplier development and cross-functional communications with suppliers using a "One Voice" approach and lead a cross-functional team including partners from engineering, supply chain management, supplier quality and finance
  • Managing key supplier relationships while maximizing suppliers' ability to deliver quality product on time

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science 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
  • 4.5 years of relevant purchasing experience or other disciplines that require significant negotiation/exposure to sourcing processes
  • 1 year of exposure to technical projects in the infotainment, connectivity or software space
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to think and act strategically
  • Strong communication, presentation and commodity leadership skills
  • Well organized, self-motivated, and resourceful managing complex situations
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment and able to effectively interface with cross functional teams and all levels of senior management
  • Ability to support all aspects of the commercial relationship with the supply base and key internal stakeholders (software purchases, infotainment and connectivity licenses and services, subscriptions, cyber security, telematics)
  • Strong use of MS Office Suite/G Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA / Master's degree
  • 1 year of experience procuring or dealing with infotainment, connectivity or software suppliers
  • CPSM certification
  • Previous automotive related and/or global commodity experience
  • Strong interest in the automotive industry
  • Experience working with PentaSAP


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

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4 to 5 years
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