CONTRACTOR- Senior Buyer

AM General, LLC

Mishawaka, IN


  • Work with Aftermarket activity to ensure clear identification of order requirements
  • Understand supplier capability to ensure optimal sourcing decisions to meet best quality, cost and delivery requirements
  • Compare competitive quotes for best value and negotiate cost with suppliers
  • Work collaboratively with production group to understand buying strategies and maximize opportunities for cost reduction/control and execute commodity strategies as established by the team
  • Work with SCM supplier development, advanced, commercial, and production groups to develop potential suppliers
  • Complete file documentation to ensure determination of fair and reasonable pricing
  • Source complex components/assemblies through issuance of contracts and purchase orders to supply base in support of order requirements
  • Support bid/proposal process by obtaining competitive quotes, whenever possible, from supply base
  • Enter and maintain all information in SAP
  • Support AMGBOS by identifying cost avoidance/reduction opportunities and participating in continuous improvement of processes and tools
  • Maintain Aftermarket supply base at an optimal level
  • Drive creation of Aftermarket-specific commodity strategies and participate in the creation of shared production commodity strategies to ensure optimal sourcing direction
  • Mentor/provide training to buyers and provides assistance to manager, as required
  • Participate in or lead a Rapid Improvement Event (RIE)
  • Interface with Aftermarket team, as well as other cross-functional activities/departments
  • Execute administrative duties, as required


  • BA/BS degree in a related field (Supply Management or Business) or level of work experience attributable to position
  • Associates degree considered in a related field (Supply Management and/or Business) with identified path forward for completion of a 4-year degree
  • MBA, CPSM, and/or CPSD preferred
  • 2-4 years experience preferred in Supply Chain Management and/or a related Business field
  • Strong computer and communication skills required (Word, Excel, Project, SAP)
  • Teamwork skills required
  • Analytical thinking, negotiating, and problem solving skills required
  • Willingness to do limited travel (10% - 50%)