Product Development Purchasing Program Manager - JT

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles   •  

Auburn Hills, MI

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


8 - 10 years

Posted 57 days ago

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Just like a bridge, our mission in Purchasing is to connect internal and external partners to deliver world class results. We build our bridge together on solid foundational values.

Our global Purchasing team sources over $80 billion in products and services annually. We deliver world class results by embracing our values of Belief, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, Growth, and Energy (BRIDGE) as they are the framework for our culture. We believe in a work-life balance and provide team members opportunities for mentoring, learning & development and exposure to senior leadership. FCA takes great pride in fostering an inclusive work environment where employees can leverage strengths, experiences and perspectives. At FCA, we believe it is the diversity of talent and perspective that allows us to take a visionary approach, to strategically apply new technologies and forge ahead in our industry in innovation and performance. Most opportunities will be global in nature and will involve collaboration with FCA colleagues in Italy, South America and Asia.

The JT Program Manager with FCA is responsible for managing the purchasing program management activities and the sourcing functions for the Jeep Gladiator. This position will support the production buyers on purchasing responsibilities for the program and will work closely with cross functional teams including Engineering, Supplier Operations, Supply Chain Management, Finance, VCE, SCE, Manufacturing, and suppliers as the liaison between Purchasing and the cross-functional team. Responsibilities include ensuring purchasing requirements and metrics are met at all program milestones by removing roadblocks, aligning to the program variable and investment targets for purchased components, assessing program capacities, communicating the vehicle program needs so the team can properly support the program and providing Purchasing's input throughout the various milestones of the development cycle (sourcing, launch readiness, post launch supplier issues/recognitions, etc.) to ensure a successful program.

This position affords the opportunity for career development within the Purchasing organization and with other cross-functional groups. The ideal candidate will strive to drive improvement to the purchasing organization's processes and strategies.

Join our Bridge team! We are looking for a high energy, enthusiastic professional, driven to achieve world class results as a Senior Buyer.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing, Economics, International Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship or equivalent from an AACSB accredited program. Engineering or other technical degrees with business or program management background will also be considered
  • Minimum of 7 years of closely related professional experience
  • Self-motivated / Sense of ownership
  • Strong communication and customer focus
  • Must be organized and possess the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and adapt
  • Advanced skills in MS Office
  • Purchasing or related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred
  • Strong knowledge of purchasing activities
  • Strong leadership abilities and organizational skills
  • Demonstration of positive interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and issue resolution
  • Results oriented
  • Capable of managing conflict
  • Resourceful managing complex assignments
  • Excellent analytical skills

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.