US Auto Robotics SCM Manager




Auburn Hills, MI


Position summary

US Auto Robotics SCM Manager

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

In this role, you will be supporting the growth of US Robotics Automotive Business Line by leading the Demand & Supply Chain Management (D&SCM) throughout the extended value chain, from suppliers to End Customer, with full accountability for developing, implementing and running safe, compliant, sustainable and lean SCM operations, in accordance with Company instructions and business strategy.

This position reports to

Vice President Automotive Robotics - USA

Your responsibilities

  • Strategy: Supports development and implementation of Global SCM strategies for areas such as QDCI Optimization, Strategic Sourcing, Process & Excellence, Finance, Risk Management, Supply Base Management, Quality and Sustainability. Builds and develops a network of local and global key suppliers and integration partners while implementing effective sourcing strategies in line with the Automotive strategy and D&SCM guidelines
  • Process: In accordance with Group D&SCM guidelines and CSSR Business Line objectives, implements programs to qualify & develop suppliers, drive improvement in cost, quality, delivery and working capital (payment terms, lead times, order quantities and purchased material inventory). Manage directly with the suppliers for each project the ordering, quality satisfaction and on time delivery
  • Procurement: Manage E2E SRM Supplier Relationship Management, ensuring smooth, cost-effective, and high quality standards operations. Player-coach approach to manage planning and tracking of procurement activities, cost budgets, minimize risk regarding quality and financial exposure by buying in accordance with quality and commercial procedures and in accordance with company guidelines. Negotiate TCO (Trade Compliance Officer) for goods and services purchased throughout the value chain. Collaborate with SCM community locally and globally, as well as other global GSCs(Global Solution Center)
  • Monitoring: Suppliers Risk Management control. Oversees planning and logistics of incoming materials and services based on the procurement plan and project schedule
  • Supplier agreements: Define and establish local standard agreements with all major local suppliers. Provide and maintain standard terms in purchase contracts/terms and conditions in line with Company directives and guidelines

Your background

  • Required Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or related focus and a minimum 10 years of experience in Supply Chain as an SCM Manager
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional teams, in multicultural and international environment
  • Requires strong entrepreneurial spirit. Previous experience in robotics
  • Spanish, and/or Chinese language would be a plus
  • Self-motivated, requiring little oversight in day-to-day operations
  • Capable of managing a team, including global resoucres. Open to travel 20% local and international
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Healthcare plan
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation is a pioneer in robotics, machine automation and digital services, providing innovative solutions for a diverse range of industries, from automotive to electronics to logistics. As one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers, we have shipped over 500,000 robot solutions. We help our customers of all sizes to increase productivity, flexibility and simplicity and to improve output quality. We support their transition towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation employs more than 11,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 53 countries. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 https://A.M. - 5:00 https://P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to US-AskHR@ Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner. #LI-Hybrid

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  • ABB has launched a gender-neutral global parental leave program granting 12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers.