Assistant Manager - Purchasing

Honda Motors   •  

Torrance, CA

Industry: Automotive.


11 - 15 years

Posted 395 days ago


 The Assistant Manager will support the Corporate Procurement Manager/Senior Manager in the area of purchasing and additionally assist in the management & direction of Corporate Procurement department operations through the establishment of the short and long term planning of goals and objectives, proper utilization of man-power and budget resources.


• Aid in the management of corporate efforts on mandated nation-wide major procurement, supplier development and cost savings programs for AHM while additionally supporting North American MRO procurement strategies
• Coordinate assigned large scale procurement team activities through identifying, evaluating and the selection of potential suppliers while coordinating meetings with suppliers and business groups to help establish specification requirements
• Initiate requests for proposal and evaluate responses for best value
• Negotiate with suppliers to obtain the best possible pricing, terms and delivery in support of the business
• Assist business groups in understanding quotations and making sound decisions
• Follow up with suppliers to assure that deliverables are met; review purchase requisitions, place purchase orders, exercise signature authority in accordance with AHM's guidelines
• Schedule planning meetings with business groups and track changes in business requirements
• Provide management with performance data and identify areas for improvement
• Assist department management in the direction of staff and company efforts contributing to effective cost savings/cost avoidance measures and the development of procurement practices and procedures
• On-going evaluation of procurement best practices in support of department goals and objectives
• Evaluate Purchase Requisitions from $500K to $750K for compliancy and adherence to MAG guidelines while additionally ensuring that document support and process approvals are in accordance with SOX compliancy measures in place
• Manage the procurement process of key divisional projects that are of a higher complexity and require a greater degree of experience, skill-set and procurement knowledge to achieve the successful result
• Supervision and management of team(s) workload and workflow
• Allocation of resources to ensure timely review and assessment of work product
• Develops team(s) and talent with diverse capabilities while fostering personal commitment and excellence
• Sets example with ethics, work habits, adherence to policies and approach while fostering a positive work environment, including acknowledgement of associate contributions


 • Bachelor's degree in Business or closely related field or equivalent work experience
• 13+ years of work experience with 8+ years procurement experience
• A.P.P., C.P.M. or CPSM is strongly desired
• Previous team management supervision experience
• Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills are required
• Basic computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
• Familiarity with PeopleSoft, SAP or major ERP system(s), with catalog administration knowledge

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.