Share this Job

Supply Chain Manager

03_Professionals (commercial)


The Supply Chain Manager is an individual contributor position responsible for ensuring the supply of all MAHLE entities within a region through management of critical suppliers, overall risks, and de-sourcing decisions (use of alternative suppliers) for a commodity. Other responsibilities are to track and improve the logistics performance towards customers in cooperation with plants, implement problem solving and improvements to internal processes, and improve supplier performance through auditing, tracking, and developing suppliers.  This is not a supervisory position.



  • Manage escalation activities across business units for a commodity group (metals/polymers, electrical & electronics, raw materials) – management of suppliers in escalation cases regarding issues with capacity, finances, quantities, delivery dates, quality and general bottlenecks for global suppliers for a region.
  • Negotiate solutions for suppliers including countermeasures for issues, cost responsibility, solutions to quality cases, bottlenecks etc.
  • Manage internal bottlenecks, including the selection and approval of alternative suppliers. Coordinate these activities as project manager with engineering, purchasing, production and sales.
  • Support the implementation of standards, methods, tools and processes and changes within region.
  • Apply methods, standards and guidelines for supplier management in region, specifically in the following areas:
    • Bottleneck Management – support relocation in case of insolvency
    • Supply Chain Disruption Response Transport disruptions (supply/demand coordination globally, allocation)
    • Escalation Management
  • Design and set-up of performance management via key performance indicators (KPIs) such as, capacity spend for indirect functions, costs for external service providers, benchmarking, tracking of targets.
  • Develop key performance indicators for supplier scorecard, track supplier performance, initiate cross-functional supplier development measures with internal departments (purchasing, quality, operations, and sales) where necessary, up to taskforce escalation level. Operative management at supplier location.
  • Ensure the implementation of the following in all regions across business units for the commodities metals/polymers, electrical & electronics (E/E), raw materials:
    • Track and manage supply delivery performance of suppliers.
    • Development of suppliers.
    • Claim management of logistic service providers.
    • Review of fulfillment of logistics requirements at suppliers.
    • Track and manage supply delivery performance towards customer.
    • Track and improve logistic claims from customer.
    • Conduct supplier logistic audits at regional suppliers.
    • Rate performance of suppliers according to the supplier scorecards.
    • Conduct regional management recommendations regarding supplier nomination (supplier decision meetings).
  • All other duties and projects as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Business Administration, Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university is Preferred, or equivalent related experience
  • Inventory management experience is Required
  • Advanced experience with SAP warehouse management (WM) and materials management (MM) modules is Required
  • Automotive industry supply chain experience is Preferred
  • Strong understanding of Purchasing Principles
  • Ability to identify and solve problems, to work within deadlines with a high attention to detail, and to work independently in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to influence and develop strong working relationships with colleagues, senior level management and/or executives, vendors, suppliers, etc.




  Do you have any questions?




Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  Purchasing
Department:  Services

Troy, MI, US

Company:  MAHLE Industries Inc.

Closing date for applications
Don't waste any time, apply while the position is online.



Your future at MAHLE

As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

Shape the future with us.

Our employee reviews