Sr. Manager, Purchasing
Hyundai Motor America - Costa Mesa, CA

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At Hyundai, we’ve rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

It’s time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career – you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to consider the following opportunity:

Sr. Manager, Purchasing

~ Manage the purchasing functions of assigned core Business Units (BU’s) and assist them to achieve maximum value and strategic purchasing results. Work closely, and with early involvement, with BU’s to assist and provide excellent customer service, mentoring, and direction. Works closely with direct reports in strategic planning of complex initiatives and best purchasing practices to achieve company objectives.

Major Responsibilities:
~ Early involvement and concentration on strategic planning and analysis of complex initiatives, programs and projects as a consulting partner to the BU’s.

~ Consistently provide added value, with cost savings to the purchase of goods and services, while maintaining the integrity of HMA’s corporate Purchasing policies and procedures.

~ Manage direct reports and lead all phases of the purchasing process.

~ Collaborate with Sr. Group Manager to seek business practices and solutions to streamline HMA’s Purchasing processes and procedures.

~ Develop and continuously support positive supplier relations and performance metrics.

~ Assist with the development, training and education of the BU’s and Suppliers

~ Develop and maintain metric reporting.

~ Develop annual goals and monitor performance of direct reports.

~ Attend and report team activities and issues to management.

~ Assist in recruiting and evaluation of new hires.

~ Pro-actively identify and resolve potential conflicts that may impact projects or business conditions. Critical issues are to be discussed with management for visibility, further direction and alternative solutions.

~ Authority to oversee the daily operations of Purchasing in the absence of the Sr. Group Manager.

Required Skills

~ Experience with integrated purchasing/accounting/financial systems.

~ Strong knowledge of general accounting practices and principals.

~ Strong analytical skills.

~ Advance written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

~ Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

~ Knowledge/experience with SAP desired.

Required Experience

~ Eight or more years of buying commodities, services and contracting experience.

~ Two to three years of supervisory experience desired.

~ High School Graduate

~ Bachelor’s Degree preferred

~ Master’s degree a plus

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