Collaboration Partners:

LG Chem  |  General Motors

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Purchasing Analyst

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  • Location:

    Warren, OH

  • Description:

    Experience Level

    +4 Years Industrial Purchasing Experience

    Ultium Cells Overview:

    Ultium Cells is a joint venture Lithium-Ion Automotive Battery Cell Manufacturing plant between LG Chem and General Motors.  This new construction high-technology plant will have the latest Battery Cell manufacturing technology.  The investment in this new business venture represents a commitment of more than $2.3 Billion.  It will be among the largest Battery Cell Manufacturing plants in the world.   Ultium Cells will produce Battery Cells for General Motors North American electric vehicle applications.  

    The Ultium cell partners include LG Chem; the world’s largest manufacturer of Automotive Battery Cells in the world and General Motors a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around.

    Position Description:

    This position will be part of a technical team responsible for engineering work that includes continuous improvement, investigating and troubleshooting equipment/manufacturing/facility problems, analyzing production results, implementing and improving manufacturing methods and processes, and ensuring high yield and productivity in a highly automated manufacturing environment. His/her functions will also include interaction with internal and external customers and external vendors to solve urgent and complex problems by identifying and evaluating alternatives to provide support of all in-plant production as required. Position requires some on-call support.

    Job Responsibilities:

    We are hiring a purchasing professional with 4+ years of general purchasing experience to purchase and manage receipt of imported and domestic raw materials. This position will also coordinate production needs and scheduling with the Production Scheduler.  Frequent communication with headquarters, customers and vendors will be necessary.  Potential exists for short-term travel to visit equipment and material suppliers.  Responsibilities will include:

    • Must negotiate, report and purchase from U.S. and foreign vendors
    • Determine shipping method for materials using knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and rates
    • Examine contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy of incoming or outgoing shipments
    • Prepare documents such as work orders, bills of lading, and shipping orders to route materials
    • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, and damages and discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, and recordkeeping purposes
    • Manage schedule deliveries, etc.
    • Participate in monthly closing activities including physical inventory check, data entry, administrative tasks, analytical reports reflecting manufacturing cost, inventory amount, sales record, etc.


    • Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, Supply Chain, Accounting, Finance, Economics or other related fields
    • SAP experience strongly preferred
      Experience working in an automotive or automated manufacturing environment preferred
    • 1+ years of relevant purchasing experience, including raw material purchasing, international purchasing and/or negotiating
    • Ability to analyze data and prepare reports, statements and projections
    • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, presentation
    • Bilingual skills in Korean and English (speaking & writing) preferred

    Total Rewards Information:

    We offer market-competitive compensation including base pay and incentive compensation opportunities based on the achievement of Company goals.  We offer employees paid time off to refresh and recharge.  Our total rewards program is designed to enrich your life at work and includes the following benefits:

    • Blue Cross – Blue Shield Health Care
    • Competitive Dental and vision insurance 
    • 13 paid holidays annually
    • Tuition Assistance for continuing education
    • Vehicle Discount Program on General Motors branded vehicles
    • Communication Stipend for Personal Cell Phone
    • Comfortable air-conditioned work environment

    Ultium Cells LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

    We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.