Manager, SCM Military

Mishawaka, IN posted on December 14

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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 two wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer Powertrain Assembly Plant and automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products. 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:

Manages Supply Chain Management senior buyers, buyers, and associate buyers, along with performing major procurement activities, in the acquisition of a broad range of products for the Military Assembly Plant. Assists in implementing strategies that support AMGBOS and provide a competitive advantage, while also implementing best-in-class processes and tools to drive superior performance.  Understand, analyze and communicate cost and supplier data in a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)/Government environment. 


  1. Lead and supervise a team of Senior Buyers, Buyers and Associate Buyers in business transactions, relationships and contractual actions in accordance with Government/Customer requirements and AMGBOS.
  2. The Manager oversees $200M in yearly material spend to support the Military Assembly Plant
  3. Assist the department in understanding Government regulations and ensure contractual requirements (performance, delivery, quality, etc.) are satisfied in a timely manner.
  4. Perform and adequately document complex cost and price analyses to ensure fair and reasonable price determination; work with team members to ensure contract files are complete and satisfy Government/Customer requirements to maintain SCM's approved Cost Estimating and Purchasing Systems.  
  5. Alert to cost reduction measures to eliminate unnecessary company expenditures and enhance profit.
  6. Interacts with and supports all company departments, maintains a professional company image to suppliers, visitors and the general public.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Business/Accounting, Masters Degree is preferred
  2. A minimum of 5-10 years of procurement experience
  3. Emphasize working with FAR requirements and within a government approved purchasing system
  4. Professional Certification (CPSM and/or CPSD) by the Institute of Supply Management is preferred Ability to work alone and as a team necessary  

Physical Effort:

Physical effort required for the position is within a typical office environment. Light-intermittent sitting, standing and walking required with no physical strain. No heavy lifting required.

Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.