FCA offers entry level buyers an outstanding opportunity to launch a successful career with a major automotive company known in the industry for speed, style and innovation. FCA takes great pride in fostering an inclusive work environment where employees can leverage strengths, experiences and perspectives. At FCA, we believe it is the diversity of talent and perspective that allows us to take a visionary approach, to strategically apply new technologies and forge ahead in our industry in innovation and performance.
Entry-level buyer positions are available at the Chrysler Headquarters & Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan in Body, Exterior, Interior, Electrical, Chassis, Engine Systems and Powertrain commodities, as well as MOPAR Parts & Services and Indirect Purchasing. Most opportunities will be global in nature and will involve collaboration with FCA colleagues in Italy, South America and Asia.
Our buyers manage all commercial terms for a specific deck of parts and develop sourcing strategies for assigned commodities ensuring that suppliers are capable of meeting FCA quality, technology and supply requirements. Functional responsibilities include identifying potential sources, managing quotations, and negotiating and awarding long term contracts.
As a buyer you will be expected to manage all aspects of the supplier relationship including contract maintenance, achievement of annual cost savings targets and development of supplier/commodity strategies. Ideal candidates will strive to personally drive improvement to the Purchasing organization's processes and strategies.
Bachelor's degree or higher completed by December 2016/June 2017
Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or a related field. Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET Engineering accredited program
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
3+ months of related work experience
Valid driver's license
Strong interest in automotive industry
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Strong leadership skills
Excellent organization skills
Excellent analytical and presentation skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software
0-20% travel (domestic and/or international) depending upon the position