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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

VP of Procurement - Americas

Job Req ID:  5431

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  permanent


This position provides management for the Americas Procurement of all Direct and Indirect materials, Supplier Development and Complaint Management and is responsible for guidance, performance of the “procurement team” and the coordination of all departmental activities and assignments.  Work closely with Global procurement organization to control and implement new and improved purchasing activities


Principle Activities

  • Support the strategic planning of the global MM by breaking down or developing the strategic planning for the regional MM within a short or medium-range time frame
  • Plan and administer the budget in his/her area of responsibility, in cooperation with the supervisor, and make sure there is compliance with it
  • Develop and implement personnel planning (including strategic) in his/her area of responsibility, in cooperation with the supervisor; also make sure qualified personnel are hired
  • Provide technical and disciplinary leadership to associates that report to him/her; make personnel decisions in cooperation with the HR department and the supervisor
  • Develop division-specific goals, break down and prioritize the division goals, follow up on goals and evaluate goal achievement
  • Cooperate in developing global purchasing strategies; develop purchasing strategies and goals in the assigned area; assure the implementation of strategies to achieve the earnings goals
  • Develop and implement general conditions for purchasing activities*
  • Assure global sourcing
  • Lead negotiations in selected, especially difficult cases, especially in escalation and as a part of negotiation tactics
  • Conclude contracts, taking into account cost optimization and supply security, within the framework of the internal signature control guidelines
  • Supply security also as part of change management
  • Assure continuous observations of the market and the competition within his/her area of responsibility
  • Purchasing activities include supplier evaluation, classical purchasing activities, project management, supplier management, forward sourcing, contract and risk management


Job Requirements

 Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

 10 more years of experience working within the Automotive Industry

 6-8 years Purchasing experience

 3-5 years experience of Supplier Responsibility

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina