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Purchasing Program Manager

Location Troy, Michigan, United States

Job ID J000626525

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This position is part of our Advanced Safety & User Experience segment.


The Product Line Purchasing Manager is located at our Troy Technical Center OR Boston Office. This position will mainly Support our Growth thru “Mega Quotes” considering the entire APTIV Product Portfolio. Manufacturing footprint through Supplier Rotation, Influence SCM Strategy Development to meet the needs of the all product lines involved and enforce all corporate, divisional, and SCM policies and procedure.

Business Case Requirements of the product line cross APTIV

  • Assure on-going operational excellence of purchased material within product line for the life of the program (quality & delivery)

  • Assure execution of supplier assessment and drive supplier development activities in support of the product line needs and global category strategies and direction

Attain Volume Business Case Requirements of the product line cross APTIV

  • Support the product line Growth Strategy

  • Ensure program profitability by supporting customer quoting process and acting as material champion in support of winning new business (cost modeling, cost profit planning and benchmarking)

  • Execute GSM Product Development Process program management to meet flawless launch objectives (Quality, Operating Income & Revenue)

  • Manage sourcing and contract execution for product line buyers

Attain Cost Business Case Requirements of the product line

  • Meet price to price commitments, material % of sales, department’s operating budget

  • Meet operational efficiency improvement objective; support supplier negotiations

Drive GSM Strategy Development to meet the needs of the product line

  • Participate in category planning and execution representing PBU/PL needs

  • Provide feedback to Category Manager to adjust/update Category Strategies to align with dynamic PBU business and financial metrics (including localization & minority spend requirement)

  • Participate in strategy approvals (2.1 and 2.4) and drive resolution of issues related to strategy

Support Manufacturing footprint through Supplier Rotation. Supplier Optimization, and Localization.

  • Enforce all corporate, divisional, and GSM policies and procedures

  • Attain lowest upfront cost/ideal value stream performance targets by engaging Engineering, Manufacturing and suppliers

  • Lead and implement early supplier selection process

  • Drive development of strategic suppliers by product line with PBU in collaboration with


  • Lead supplier selection including the RFQ process, supplier evaluation and communication as well as key participation in sourcing decisions.

  • Manage global procurement activities for the Global Product Line across all customer projects worldwide.

  • Responsible for the change management process for Procurement as well as project planning.

  • Represent the SCM team when working across the functions (Sales, Engineering etc.) and lead technical supplier discussions.

  • ·Act as the central interface between the Global Product Line and central SCM team (material field related purchasing, quality functions).

  • Lead and represent SCM in global reviews with the Senior Management Team

  • Deliver committed material performance for projects globally. Drive Categories to deliver on P2P and Engineering to deliver on Design Cost Saving Initiatives

  • Support the business in research and use of new technology suppliers.

  • Manage global SCM financial Risk& Opportunity Tracker.

  • Determine material cost for new programs and approve purchased parts business cases

Must Haves (Basic Qualifications)

  • Results Driven: Proven ability to get results in challenging environment

  • Ability to Influence:Ability to communicate clearly with an understanding of the audience and to present ideas and gain commitments that are crucial to the success of the business.

  • Creative Thinker:Demonstrated ability to think innovatively and creatively to resolve problems.

  • Strategic Approach: Strategic thinking with the ability and experience to develop, implement and document strategies and execution plans for long term initiatives

  • Strong Communicator: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate at senior leadership levels

  • Teamwork: Aware & understands international & virtual teamwork; demonstrated ability to develop and foster strong cross-functional relationships

  • Experience and Knowledge:Management experience (8y+) in Purchasing or Engineering,

  • Languages:fluent in English

  • Education:degree (Bachelor or higher) in industrial or electrical engineering

Nice to Haves (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Lean Expertise

  • Additional languages (Spanish, Chinese)

  • Experience in Safety Electronics

Aptiv Rewards and Advantages

  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Discount programs with various manufacturers and retailers

  • Recognition for innovation and excellence

  • Opportunities to give back to the community

  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world

  • Relocation assistance may be available

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Parental leave, etc.)

About Advanced Safety and User Experience

Advanced Safety & User Experience encompasses our deep expertise in centralized computing platforms, advanced safety systems and automated driving, while acknowledging the growth in areas that enrich the in-vehicle experience.

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