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Senior Buyer - CapEx General Assembly Tooling and Equipment Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027984

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 5-16-2017


The General Assembly Capital Equipment Senior Buyer position ($70 M APV), is part of the Indirect Purchasing department. The General Assembly commodity includes all tooling and equipment from the time a vehicle is painted until it leaves the assembly plant. The Senior Buyer will manage all the commercial aspects of the equipment purchases and strategically collaborate with Manufacturing and Engineering at FCA to define commodity strategies and source programs. The successful candidate will develop and present materials and data to all levels of senior management up to and including Senior Vice Presidents. The candidate will track program changes to ensure overall spend is within budgeted approval levels. He/she will manage all aspects of the supplier relationship, including contract maintenance, achievement of annual cost savings targets, and development of supplier/commodity strategies. This role will also support the various process and procedures of the Indirect Purchasing department, while driving improvements to the organization and improving efficiency. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to multi-task and will have excellent time management skills along with the ability to set priorities independently. This position requires strong leadership, ability to work at a fast pace, and effectively communicate to upper management. This position reports directly to the Capex Head of BIW and General Assembly Purchasing.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, or related field or strong business skills and a degree in Information Technology or Computer Science
  • Minimum 7 years of commercial or technical business experience in Purchasing, Finance, Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing or related field
  • Self-motivated with a sense of pride and ownership in their work
  • Strong communication and customer focus
  • Must be organized and possess the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and adapt
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred
  • Strong, demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Purchasing experience
  • Manufacturing Engineering experience





FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

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

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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