We like it when our employees have goals. What about you? Are you ready to grow with your challenges? MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. With our product portfolio we address all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. Today, some 78.000 employees work on innovative products at 170 production locations and 16 major development centers.

Share professional know-how, develop ideas and take on responsibility. At MAHLE Filter Systems North America, Inc. in Troy, Michigan as

Head of Purchasing

  • Work directly with the regional management team to ensure MAHLE is an Employer of Choice by helping maintain an environment where employees are engaged in our business & know we value them.
  • Strategic and operational responsibility for supply-base network with annual purchasing spend under management exceeding $650M and significant spend category complexity.
  • Develop short- to long-term plans for procurement. Link strategic plans to Business Unit plan, and prioritize organization-wide efforts to implement strategies. Evaluate the implementation of programs to achieve plans.
  • Collaborate with internal customer senior leaders to set strategic vision and goals and ensure execution of all procurement strategies are carried out.
  • Drive supplier strategy to ensure productivity, cost optimization and quality.
  • Manage a team that will evaluate, select and develop current or alternative suppliers.
  • Assess and determine most economical sources of supply based upon competitive quoting protocols, dependability, quality and partnering capabilities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Materials Management or Engineering, is required; CPM or CPIM, a plus.
  • 15+ years of progressive experience in a multi-facility Tier 1 manufacturing environment, preferably with an international parent.
  • Technical background with understanding of injection molding, die cast molding & related activities is strongly preferred.
  • Must have proven track record of strategic, out-of-the box, cost-effective negotiation skills.
  • Global or multi-national business experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record of inspirational leadership & team development.
  • Ability to handle projects with multiple workstreams, with proven leadership success over a wide variety of business problems.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and build credibility as a "peer" with Global Functions and Region.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 or more years of facilitation/leadership experience in which several of the following abilities have been demonstrated: Building executive-level supplier relationships and responding to strategic business needs; Managing resources to meet goals across multiple products/programs; Leading multidisciplinary, high-performance teams.

We offer you excellent opportunities for growth and development, tailored specifically for you. We ensure this through regular meetings focused on feedback and a diverse training program. We value outstanding performance. That’s why our goal is to work with you on a long-term basis. We not only encourage you to reach your potential, we also offer performance-based pay and flexible working options for your different stages of life. Go your path – with us.

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Ms. SANDRA SIEGENTHALER is available to answer any questions at

EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled

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