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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 market leader of innovative thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies for the automotive industry we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary 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 III Buyer will follow industry best practices to source, negotiate, and purchase items and services consistent with the procurement strategy established by the SVP/GM and senior management at Gentherm Medical.


  • Use Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and underlying data, to effectively supply materials at the right time, right quantity, and price.
  • Prevent or anticipate delivery issues to help reduce risk of interruption to production.
  • Participate in cross-functional supply review and work closely with manufacturing to address supplier issues and assure production remains on schedule.
  • Monitor component usage vs. forecast to address potential overstock situations before they negatively impact inventory turns. Heavy use of Excel required to achieve task(s).
  • Independently manage projects and cost savings initiatives to improve company profitability. 
  • Resolve AP payment issues in a timely manner to reduce impact to both Gentherm and our suppliers.
  • Represent Purchasing during product development by developing new supply sources, managing RFQs, and rationalizing component selection from vendors with favorable terms and low supply chain risks. 
  • Support Supplier Performance Measurement process (i.e., quality, on-time delivery, response to variable demand, etc.).


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in business, technical degree, or equivalent.
  • 4-6 years of purchasing experience in manufacturing environment using MRP/ERP system.
  • Demonstrated negotiating skills to solicit competing bids from multiple vendors and drive cost and lead time reductions.
  • Have a complete understanding of, and be able to apply, sound Purchasing principles, concepts, and practices.
  • Ability to work, achieve goals, and meet deadlines independently, with minimal supervision after initial training.
  • 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).
  • Utilize tactical problem-solving skills to balance order fulfillment priorities pertaining to order size and its impact on lead times, product cost, inventory levels, freight costs, and service levels, in order to quickly determine the optimum solution that meets our companies and customer’s needs.
  • Strong organization, attention to detail, project management, and multi-tasking skills.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in business, technical degree, or equivalent.
  • CPM or CPSM.
  • Visual ERP experience.
  • Previous audit history and/or experience working in FDA related industry.


  • 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

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:  8744
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Mar 3, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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