Department: Procurement
Location: Southfield, MI


Participate in new product development and product life cycle management teams – directly responsible for purchased components (understand function, identify, and document critical performance characteristics, develop performance specifications).

With the procurement team, lead efforts in identifying, evaluating, quoting, and selecting suppliers for purchased parts.

Lead and/or support supplier cost savings projects – through process improvements, design changes, and/or supplier resourcing activities.

Act as a liaison between Engineering, Procurement, and Suppliers to successfully match Clarience Technologies’ needs with suppliers’ capabilities.

Responsible for the quality of purchased parts and services from suppliers. Requests, reviews, and approves PPAP’s.  Works with directly with suppliers to resolve any quality issues that may arise during production.

Monitor supplier performance and provide feedback to suppliers.

Lead re-sourcing efforts in support of corporate quality, delivery, and productivity goals.

Supplier Relationship Management

Establish relationships with various suppliers across all commodities/categories.

Provide engineering/technical support to the supplier during the development of new custom and outsourced finished parts.

-- This includes supporting plastic injection molding, die casting, coatings, outsourced lamps, wiring/harnessing, and electronics components & assemblies.

Work together with the Global Commodity/Category team to help source parts at the appropriate supplier from a technical perspective.

Help perform/coordinate supplier audits and/or self-assessments, to assure that the suppliers are capable of producing various parts per the drawing/technical requirements.



Essential: Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, and/or related Engineering Discipline

3-7 years’ experience in an automotive and/or manufacturing environment

Strong leadership, communication, and negotiation skills


Clarience Technologies is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.


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