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Purchasing - Manager

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will direct, develop, implement, and maintain an effective regional procurement strategy, and the associated processes and procedures, that support North American Lighting’s company's supply chain and procurement functions. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Serves as a key management and leadership representative for the Corporate Purchasing organization. 
  • Leads, plans, and directs the work for the assigned Buyer group and associated Supply Chain Specialist(s). 
  • Acts as a focal point for efforts to reduce the total cost of ownership for production materials, services, and supplies in support of North American Lighting and our related customer initiatives. 
  • Formulates purchasing strategies for various commodities. 
  • Reviews and approves Purchase Orders to suppliers for new and existing materials and services. 
  • Creates and maintains various departmental reports (for example: budgets, PPV, Sourcing, Approved Suppliers, Packaging, etc.).


Your Background 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a related discipline, plus 8 - 10 of experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, or a related function—including: 

  • Procurement experience specifically related to key commodities
  • Global business travel experience
  • Experience purchasing or managing commodities with PCBA assemblies, PCB, wire harness, and electronic components
  • 3 to 5 years in a supervisory or lead role. 


Electronics, injection molding, and/or plastic resin portfolio management experience, experience leading complex and dynamic teams in a procurement or supply chain organization and experience with Automotive manufacturer and/or supplier experience are preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement  

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 11959

Location: Farmington Hills 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit