Supply Chain Rotational Leadership Program

Leadership Development Program – Supply Chain Management

Location: Troy, Michigan

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The Purchasing Department within client comapny with headquarters in Troy, Michigan is searching for an energetic Supply Chain Management professional for our Rotational Program, which will involve 2 or 3 assignments within our corporate office and manufacturing plants for 12-24 months each. This program is intended to provide cross-functional experience across plants, processes, and functions, building a career path towards Operational Management.

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below, but, of equal importance, he or she will be self motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker. This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization in a competitive atmosphere. Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.


Gain exposure to all facets of the purchasing process, components, tooling, logistics, packaging and capital equipment used in the manufacturing and assembly of client products.
Work within specific client purchasing systems to convert part numbers, work within payment terms…etc.?
Material management control
Recommend and/or support implementation of buying strategies that promote cost effective purchasing decisions, which supports increased speed to market requirements.
Manage new supplier development to ensure supply base can meet client requirements through market and company research.
Manage sourcing process including: preparation and issuance of the Request for Quotation, vendor communications and progress tracking throughout duration of the quoting process, negotiation of commercial items and purchasing terms & conditions, and finally preparation of quote summary/evaluation documents.
Conduct in-depth supplier pricing analysis to ensure competitive pricing is being achieved sources.
Assist in the development and maintenance of purchasing standards and procedures.
Manage, and evaluate supplier performance metrics and project timing.
Ensure that all purchasing activities are managed within budget, while maintaining the highest level of ethics.
Manage commercial correspondence related to suppliers including the issuance of contracts and purchase orders.
Identify and develop areas for continuous improvement and negotiate cost reduction agreement.

Develop strategic plans and objectives.

Work strategically with other departments and personnel to maximize program profitability of current and future business.
Coordinate opportunities with Europe and Asia purchasing teams to standardized purchases across Global platforms.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
Must be willing to relocate out of state to one of our manufacturing facilities in MidWest area
Knowledge of business and manufacturing processes – experience in automotive purchasing practices and processes.
Domestic and international travel as required.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong negotiation capability.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, associates, customers, and suppliers.