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ITT INC. Purchasing Program Manager in Dearborn, Michigan

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Wolverine Advanced Materials, an entity of ITT Corporation’s Motion Technologies Division, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance materials. Our core competency is in performance-critical, specialty elastomer–coated metals that offer damping and seal-ability solutions in the automotive and gasket industries.

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2014 revenues of $2.7 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com .

Motion Technologies is one of four ITT Value Centers focused on the Transportation industry. The Motion Technologies Value Center generates over $862M in revenues and is made up of three businesses.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for leading the sourcing and approval of all new materials (Direct & Indirect) related to all WAM locations globally, coordinating activities with Global Quality, Global R&D and Global Operations.

Position Responsibilities:

Supplier Sourcing and Development

  • Lead scouting and sourcing efforts of new global sources to support WAM’s strategy

  • Work with current approved sources to localize sourced products according to WAM’s global footprint strategy

  • Lead supplier approval plan; working internally to define action plan

  • Scope includes quoting, negotiating, buying, managing the supplier relationships and supplier performance in support of the global supplier roadmap and business requirements.

New Products

  • Work with APQP teams, (Operations, Supply Chain and Technology) to determine the critical specifications of a new purchased product. Ensure that the proper tests are in place at the supplier to meet the specification and that material certifications clearly communicate specifications and results to the plants.

  • Participate in process audits at the supplier when new purchased product being produced, record action items and ensure timely follow-up.

  • Lead new product PPAP processes.

Ensure current WAM suppliers are meeting required and established standards by :

  • Ensure suppliers are following to policies and procedures, operational guidelines related to established quality management system. (IATF 16949).

  • Create supplier audit schedule and participating in audits, which are conducted on a scheduled basis, record action items, and ensure timely follow up.

  • Lead implementation and monitoring supplier scorecards. Work with Global Purchasing on key metrics and ensure supplier’s expectations are clearly communicated.

  • Assist in developing best practices (standard inspection procedures, work instructions, quality test methods and policies).

The above is intended to describe the general content of, and the requirements for, the performance of this position.




ITT Motion Technologies


United States

EEO Statement:

“ITT Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

Minimum Education Requirements:

Business or Technical School (AA Desired) or Equivalent

Paid Relocation Available?:


Percent of Travel Required:

up to 50%

Position Title:

Purchasing Program Manager

Skills and Experience:

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited university in Engineering, Business, or other related field; or 5-10 years’ experience in related industry

  • 5-10 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment; automotive manufacturing is strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership skills throughout projects or previous roles;

  • Knowledge of quality procedures including PPAP, APQP process, pre-awards, and technical reviews is desired

  • Global strategic and tactical sourcing experience

  • Contact negotiation skills

  • Knowledge in all applicable computer software programs (MS Office) and applications required.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Results oriented and driven to establish and meet goals and objectives.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with all levels of personnel including customers.

  • Be willing to travel as required by the customers and suppliers, up to 50%.

  • Excellent communication skills and auditing techniques including evaluating, documenting and reporting.

**Wolverine Advanced Materials is an Equal Employment Opportunity Company

Work Location:

MI, Dearborn