AM General Buyer in Mishawaka, Indiana

BuyerMishawaka, IN 46545

Company Overview:

AM General LLC,headquartered in South Bend, Ind., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, Ind., Auburn Hills, Mich., Franklin, Ohio, and offices in Arlington, Va., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.

Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.

AM General’s growing Commercial business includes three wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer General Engine Products, automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products, and Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities.

AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

Position Summary:

This position will source complex components for vehicle assembly. Negotiate, place and administer contracts for vehicle assembly requirements. Implement commodity strategies established by management. Maintain supply base at optimal level. Multiple department interface and administrative duties required.


  • Work with requiring activity to ensure clear identification of vehicle assembly requirements

  • Negotiate cost and product with potential suppliers

  • Compare competitive quotes for best value

  • Develop potential suppliers

  • Draft complete file documentation to ensure determination of fair and reasonable pricing

  • Enter and maintain all information in SAP

  • Multiple department interface and administrative duties required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree required in a Supply Management and/or Business related field

  • MBA, CPSM, and/or CPDS preferred

  • 3-5 years experience preferred. Will consider an entry level candidate with a Business or SCM degree

  • Strong Computer and communication skills required

  • Analytical thinking, negotiating, and problem solving skills required which include Microsoft Office.

  • Willingness to travel 10%-50%

Physical Effort:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Working Conditions:

No extreme working conditions. This position requires one to work both alone and as a team in an inside work area while maintaining a regular work schedule.