General Purchasing Specialist

Date:  Jul 1, 2024

Ellabell, GA, US

Requisition ID:  845

About HMGMA  

HMGMA is the abbreviation of Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. It is Hyundai Motor Group's first dedicated EV mass-production plant and is an innovative plant with cutting-edge production technology applied. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

[General Summary] 

  • Take advantage of this great entry level supply chain opportunity with this well-known international manufacturer.  

  • To manage vendors, assist with inventory tracking, and interact with internal departments.  

  • To review and forecast materials and supply needs for product runs.  

  • Assist with inventory reporting and analytics.  

  • Responsible for general purchasing (such as steel & aluminum /sub materials/paints/equipment/MROs) activities and supplier management relating to cost, quality, supplier controls, legal, compliances, and service for HMGMA. 


[Major responsibilities] 

  • Place orders with vendors according to planned manufacturing schedules. 

  • Research and evaluate various vendors to determine the best price/quality and availability. 

  • Ensure materials are purchased at best possible price by conducting research and analysis of vendors and costs. 

  • Prepare, report, and implement Request for Quotation (RFQ) for general purchasing. 

  • Select, develop, and manage supply base for General Purchasing products and services by: 

o Preparing Request for Quotations (RFQ) for user department requirements. 

o Negotiating spot purchases and long-term agreements. 

o Maintaining competitive pricing. 

o Leading yearly cost reduction activities. 

o Monitoring supplier quality and delivery performance. 

  • Formulate and implement yearly commodity and supply base strategy. 

  • Work closely with suppliers to optimize supplier processes. 

  • Explore available technology and implement best practices related to purchasing activities. 

  • Plan, organize, track, and disseminate information related to General Purchasing suppliers. 

  • Manage vendor and pricing data in ERP system. 


Qualifications & Preferences 


  • Bachelor’s degree (all majors) 

  • Solid Excel and computer skills 

  • Deep understanding of external market and current trends 

  • Experience in General Purchasing 

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. 


  • Job related experience in Automotive or related Industry. 

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation preferred. 

Competency Based:  

  • Working With a Team 

  • Planning and Organizing 

  • Problem Solving 

  • Communication 

  • Strategic thinking and mindset 

  • Willingness for transformational changes 

  • Flexibility 


Travel Requirement 

  • Domestic / International travel required. 


Working Hours (Shift) Requirement 

  • Employment opportunities at HMGMA will be completed in multiple phases.  

  • Shift assignment for this position may change to meet the business needs.   

  • Any changes will be communicated to employees and according to accommodation; will be considered. 


Compensation & Benefit 

  • HMGMA offers opportunities for growth, work flexibility, competitive pay, and benefits. 

  • HMGMA benefits include competitive Medical / Vision / Dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and competitive 401k plan. 


Other Information 

  • FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salary 

  • When submitting a resume for this position, I understand that this information may be used to create a registration with the Georgia Department of Labor on Employ Georgia. 


HMGMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 


Nearest Major Market: Savannah