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Global Purchasing & Supply Chain

The Dynamic Network
of GM

Fuel our automotive vision by leading Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Logistics activities throughout the world. Your unrivaled knowledge connects our operations in more than 100 countries, working with cross-functional partners and suppliers to develop and launch the world’s best vehicles. Your relationships and commitment to excellence keep GM running strong.

Learn More About Global Purchasing & Supply Chain

+Global Purchasing

Source products while developing and implementing long-term supplier relationship strategies, collaborating with suppliers while building and maintaining strong partnerships. Generating cost savings ideas with cross-functional partners, such as Engineering, Program Teams, Marketing, and the Supply Base. Working with Suppliers to bring the latest technology to GM through Global Vehicle Development Process.

+Customer Care & Aftersales

Global Purchasing also focuses on ensuring aftermarket auto part availability at dealers, from vehicle launch through the life of the product.

+Supplier Quality

Long-term responsibility for Supplier Quality of parts (sourcing and warranty). Ensuring Suppliers' launch readiness through execution of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP). Help suppliers identify opportunities to improve quality, cost, and delivery of parts. Collaborate with cross-functional partners (i.e., Purchasing, Manufacturing, Engineering) to achieve customer expectations and vehicle quality targets.

+Supply Chain Operations

Enabling Vehicle Assembly, Powertrain, Stamping, and Service Parts to achieve daily production schedules and successfully implement new product programs, including planning, processes, and systems that support material flow from supplier-to-factory and dock-to-operator. Managing corporate build schedules and plant operating plans. Other business functions are supplier capacity and crisis management, future/current material availability planning and support, inventory control, and plant material flow planning and execution.

+Logistics / Containers

Providing logistics and container cost estimates for new product launches. Bringing together Global Program Integration Management, Global Supply Chain Engineering, Logistics Engineering (inbound and outbound), Logistics Purchasing, and Global Containers.

 

Driving Vision

Driving Vision

To deliver on our mission, we are looking for innovative thinkers with:

  • Solid relationship-building skills
  • Strong business acumen, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Practical work experience and a strong technical background
  • Commitment to individual and team excellence
  • A global mindset

Building Together

Growing Forward

Operating in four global regions, we conduct business at unmatched volumes. As a truly worldwide player, our teams touch every facet of our business, from Research and Development to Sales and Marketing. With unprecedented reach, we are maximizing our financial resources and streamlining our supply network to offer our customers the best quality vehicle.

Growing Forward

Growing Forward

More than a job, our careers will challenge you, while building your skills for the future. We give all of our team members a variety of opportunities for development, including:

  • Growth opportunities working with suppliers and colleagues around the world in a high-impact environment
  • Global knowledge to support commodities, advance purchasing, supplier development, order management, and scheduling
  • Leadership training through the renowned GM Learning, one of the largest corporate educational programs in the world