Assistant Program Purchasing Manager - Various Programs - Warren - job 635708

General Motors

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Warren, Michigan

Employment type: Full-time

About GM

There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

As a program team member, the Assistant Program Purchasing Manager (APPM) is responsible for managing GPSC program team deliverables across all SMT's by working collaboratively with Program Team. He / she leads the execution of strategies to achieve program profitability targets and key GVDP deliverables for GPSC. This business individual will provide direction to keep the program on-time, within budget, with quality, while aligning with the Program Team.

Programs: (T1 SUV / G VAN, and Crossovers)

  • Use unconventional strategies and creativity to navigate unique issues

  • Adopt a Go Fast mentality to perform in a face spaced environment

  • Achieve program profitability/EBIT targets on the vehicle architecture

  • Communicate volume changes, content, footprint changes, etc.

  • Actively work with GM Customs to ensure USMCA Compliance

  • Support various sourcing activities and commodity strategies throughout the GDVP

  • Support DDRs / Conduct Mid-Point PSRs / PSR Approvals

  • Review Financial and operational metrics within PET/Purchasing forums

  • Support New Technology adoption

  • Coordinate and prepare GPSC - PQRR deliverables & Program Gate Reviews for leadership

  • Support Launch Excellence

  • Support global programs and sourcing alignment

Additional Job Description

Required Skills / Experience:

  • 2 years of post graduation work experience required

  • Previous Direct Purchasing or Program Purchasing experience preferred

  • Strong business acumen, interpersonal verbal and written communication skills while maintaining the ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple Programs simultaneously and meet deadlines

  • Represent Program Purchasing as a voice for GPSC in all program related meetings

  • Coordinate internal and cross-SMT Issue escalation process

  • Demonstrate ability to manage ambiguity and work independently

  • Familiarity with SMT commodity structure, component architecture & supply base strategy

  • Familiarity with GVDP, program & sourcing process timelines

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and purchasing systems

  • Ability to travel and interact with global teams

  • Independent and self-directed


  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Business, and/or MBA preferred

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;

  • Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

  • Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;

  • Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;

  • Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;

  • Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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