Vice-President of Purchasing & Supplier Quality

Livonia, MI
Full Time
Supply Chain Management - 8017

At Roush, we fuse technology and engineering to provide product development solutions to customers in a diverse range of industries. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries.  With over 2,400 employees in facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, our unique combination of creativity and tenacity activates big ideas on a global stage.  We want motivated, ambitious people who put the needs of our customers first, bring creativity to their work and will do whatever it takes to achieve success.  If you share our passion for providing innovative solutions to complex challenges, we want you on our team.   

Due to growth, Roush is looking for a Vice-President of Purchasing & Supplier Quality. This executive will be responsible for creating and executing strategies to support revenue growth through new program estimates, execution of program launch activities and management of cost and quality during project production. This position is located in Livonia, MI.                  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement purchasing and supplier quality strategies to ensure organizational and departmental objectives are achieved
  • Demonstrate ability to problem solve issues including internal processes and supplier issues
  • In depth knowledge of contract negotiations/execution, APQP, new program estimating and launch management
  • Proven track record of building and leading a high-performance team through mentorship, employee development, coaching, and employee acquisition/retention
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and leverage executive level relationships to achieve the business objectives
  • Ability to anticipate future trends or shortcomings and implement departmental countermeasures to meet business objectives
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal customers and external suppliers to drive long term, positive business partnerships
  • Manage the department budget; review and approve budgetary requests for the department and obtain approvals from the leadership team for new resources


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a sourcing/procurement leadership role
  • Experienced senior management team member
  • Must have ability to secure US Citizenship
  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain at a minimum Department of Defense “Secret” Level Security Clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others through leadership development, coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time to successful completion
  • Expert knowledge of supply chain functions, domestic and international sourcing strategies, and how they interrelate to business operations
  • Results-oriented professional that takes the initiative to deliver the needs of the business on time, with a high sense of urgency, while effectively delegating authority and accountability to department staff
  • Must be creative and flexible and possess the ability to adapt to competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to develop a high performance, customer focused team
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to use data to drive change
  • Excellent communication skills:  verbal, listening, written, presentation and influencing; ability to communicate and build relationships across all levels of the organization

Preferred skills:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related discipline
  • Technical degree and/or technical experience

To apply, please visit the Roush careers page by clicking on this link:

Our Full-time benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

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