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Purchasing Program Manager

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0001903
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Position Summary:

Plans and manages activities of designated project(s) of components and suppliers to ensure key activities are accomplished within a prescribed time frame and within cost parameters. This individual is the program manager of a given project(s) supply base and responsible for purchasing and suppliers success, removing roadblocks, and recovering from issues if they arise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Represent the project with selected suppliers.
  • Within the scope of their position, manage and track purchasing open issues. Drive open issues to closure to complete PPAP validation.
  • Plan program purchasing activities and develop component timing schedules that meet program objectives.
  • Ensure the delivery of components on time, within specifications, and within cost targets.
  • Travel to supplier locations supporting product development throughout with periodic travel to company manufacturing facilities (domestic and international).
  • Develop program status reports and report status to management.
  • Coordinate technical reviews with suppliers and manage suppliers risk assessment.
  • Maintain the purchased Bill of Materials.
  • Coordinate APQP activities for supplier management.
  • Manage assigned program’s supplier readiness to product launch phases including control of tooling development and commercial impact of component design changes.
  • Develop and implement proposals aimed at reduction of component cost.
  • Directly support project teams for purchasing (engineering, quality, sales, etc.)

Qualifications:

Knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project
  • High level of customer interface experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Well organized, detail oriented

Education:  Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Project/Program Management.  Program Management Certification a plus.

Experience:  2 years industry experience in a program management, purchasing or related field.

Job level determined by various factors such as organization size, responsibility, career stage, and capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Working conditions:

Physical Demands: Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Have ability to work 40 – 60 hours per week.

Travel: Domestic and some international travel up 25% may be required. 

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected] Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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