Purchasing Recruiters | Procurement Recruitment | Program Manager Job

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that focuses on engineering, manufacturing, procurement and supply chain recruitment and placement. One of our clients, a major tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, seeks a program manager for an outstanding growth opportunity.


  • Will be the lead program manager on new programs associated with commodity sourcing timelines as well as new sourcing activities for automotive components.
  • Generate RFPs for the vendor bidding process.
  • Responsible for component program management
  • Present supplier bid winners and outline decision making process to the sourcing committee.
  • Manage orders for new tooling to supplier bid winners
  • Will negotiate and generate contracts, schedule agreements and purchase orders in SAP.
  • Will utilize clean sheet cost estimation for new components and associated tooling.


  • Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering preferred
  • Several years program mangement experience in a procurement role
  • Tier 1 automotive experience is preferred
  • SAP expertise
  • Experience with APQP and/or TS 16949
  • Ability to function easily in a global manufacturing company
  • Negotiation and cost breakdown expertise
  • Microsoft Office proficiency