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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.


A Level 2 Buyer will have the responsibility to purchase items, negotiate pricing, and source quality vendors consistent with the procurement strategy established by the SVP/GM, and the senior management at Gentherm Medical.


  • Participate in cross-functional supply review and work closely with manufacturing to coordinate supplier issues and assure production remains on schedule.
  • Prevent or anticipate supply issues and mitigate risk of interruption to Manufacturing
  • Manage Material Requirements Planning (MRP) to effectively deliver supply materials at the right time, right quantity, and price.
  • Manage data required in MRP system including ERP vendor maintenance, price, lead-time, purchase orders and delivery dates.
  • Resolve AP payment issues in a timely manner and minimize impact to both Gentherm and supplier.
  • Cultivate a teamwork environment with Warehousing, Inventory, Quality, and Traffic to insure an efficient supply management process.
  • Provide initial point of contact for supplier management including Request for Quote (RFQs) and Price Negotiations as designated by the department manager.
  • Support Supplier Performance Measurement process (i.e., quality, on-time delivery, response to variable demand, etc.).
  • Evaluate vendor performance and develop new supply sources when requested.  Rationalize vendor selection and consolidate vendors where possible to achieve greater value.  Monitor cost, and release blanket orders to assure best value in price and inventory turns. 


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in business, technical degree, or equivalent.
  • 2-4 years of purchasing experience in manufacturing environment using MRP/ERP system.
  • Have a complete understanding of, and be able to apply sound Purchasing principles, concepts, and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (internal and external) as well as strong Interpersonal and team skills to lead and influence effectively across various levels of the organization.
  • Utilize tactical problem-solving skills balancing order fulfillment priorities pertaining to open orders versus inventory, freight costs versus service levels, and quickly determine the optimum solution that meets our on-time delivery to our customers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel in order to perform detailed and thorough investigations and be able to communicate implications of analysis and corrective action(s).
  • Demonstrated negotiating skills to solicit competing bids from multiple vendors and drive cost and lead time reductions.
  • Strong organization, attention to detail, project management, and multi-tasking skills.


  • Master’s degree in business, technical degree, or equivalent.
  • CPM or CPSM.
  • Visual ERP experience.


  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results


All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  8443

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45241

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jul 27, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Supply, Surgery, ICU, ERP, Material Planner, Operations, Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing