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Senior Indirect Procurement Manager

Do you have a strong background in indirect Purchasing and looking for a hybrid working environment in the Auburn Hills, MI area?  Take a look at our Senior Indirect Procurement Manager role today! 

About the Role

How you will contribute

  • Purchase indirect materials and services, outside processed parts, components, tooling, and categories of items as assigned, ensuring lowest total cost of acquisition is achieved. 
  • Maintain timely and accurate knowledge of assigned categories and maintain accurate up-to-date cost records and analysis of trends.
  • Generate and maintain accurate records according to established procedures for quotes, cost estimates, items, tooling, purchase orders, supplier performance, and commodity spend analysis, etc.
  • Develop and implement local category strategies where applicable, participate and lead cross functional local teams as appropriate, provide a comprehensive review of:  categories, supply base, cost drivers, market trends, supplier rationalization plans, supply positioning, sourcing strategies, and strategic actions.
  • Create and implement annual cost reduction strategies, including but not limited to:  negotiate pricing ensuring the lowest price up-front, source new business per the approved commodity strategy, implement packaging and logistics improvements, etc.  Identify potential commodity and/or supplier opportunity areas (e.g. standardization, supplier consolidation, new technologies, etc.), communicate potential opportunities internally and initiate activities to assemble appropriate resources to pursue opportunity areas.
  • Interface with supplier development for continuous improvement in the supply base, including but not limited to:  managing the supply base for a given commodity, focus on continuous improvement in quality, delivery, and value. Identify and develop suppliers with innovative technologies that reduce cost and increase our competitiveness. 
  • Make periodic visits to suppliers, perform risk assessments, onsite surveys, periodic supplier performance reviews, supplier development plans, and resolve any invoice discrepancies.  Maintain, re-evaluate, and develop robust risk management systems to promote appropriate competition and ensure suppliers continuity.
  • Analyze and validate contracts and agreements and communicate appropriately with Legal Department for full approval.
  • Manage direct reports when applied by providing daily feedback, guidance and positive coaching.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Your Key Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 5 Years of experience in Indirect Procurement.
  • Experience Soucing and developing/executing strategies in the following categories (IT, Travel, Professional Services, HR & Benefits).
  • Experience within a centralized Procurement organization.
  • 2 years of direct management experience.
  • Contract understanding and ability to negotiate Terms and Conditions in legal agreements.
  • Understanding of Procure to Pay processes.
  • Certified or actively seeking certification in National Purchasing Management Association or similar.
  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels internally and externally.
  • Proficiency on computers, using Microsoft Office products, and SAP.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills - written and oral to deal with a wide range of customers-both internal and external.
  • Ability to travel 25%.


At syncreon - A DP World Company we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders.


syncreon - A DP World Company offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon - A DP World Company 
At syncreon - A DP World Company, we partner with customers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon to provide specialized logistics, operational excellence and value added solutions in: Fulfillment, eCommerce & Value-Add Solutions, Manufacturing Support & Assembly Services, Export Packing, Transportation Management and Reverse, Repair & Service Parts.

We specialize in the design and operation of supply chain solutions for Automotive, Technology, Consumer Home Products, Industrial, Healthcare & MedTech companies. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities.


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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