AM General Sr. Buyer in Mishawaka, Indiana

Sr. BuyerMishawaka, IN 46545

Company Overview:

AM General LLC,headquartered in South Bend, Ind., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, Ind., Auburn Hills, Mich., Franklin, Ohio, and offices in Arlington, Va., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.

Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.

AM General’s growing Commercial business includes three wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer General Engine Products, automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products, and Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities. AM General is also proud to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to be its only contract manufacturer in the United States, producing the R-Class vehicle in Mishawaka, Ind.

AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with requiring activity to ensure clear identification of vehicle assembly requirements.

  • Negotiate cost and product with potential suppliers,

  • Compare competitive quotes for best value.

  • Develop potential suppliers.

  • Draft complete file documentation to ensue determination of fair and reasonable pricing.

  • Draft and issue blanket contracts and purchase orders.

  • Enter and maintain all information into SAP,

  • Multiple department interface and administrative duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree required in a related field (Supply Management and/or Business)

  • MBA, CPSM, and/or CPSD preferred

  • 5-10 years SCM experience

  • Strong computer and communication skills (Word, Excel, Project, SAP)

  • Analytical thinker, good negotiating, and problem solving skills essential

  • 10% - 50% travel

Physical Effort:

Light Physical Effort- Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, no physical strain

Working Conditions:

No extreme working conditions. This position requires one to work both alone and as a team in an inside work area while maintaining a regular work schedule.