Automotive Supplier Conference - Scott Thiele
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Scott Thiele was named Head of Purchasing and Head of Supply Chain, FCA - North America in January 2019. In this expanded role, he will be responsible for driving innovation and collaboration with suppliers in the North American region and continuing to develop the Company’s North American supply chain.
Previously, Thiele was Chief Purchasing Officer and a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) since May 2016.
Prior to those roles, Thiele was responsible for all vehicle and powertrain capital expenditures on a global basis, a role he assumed in July 2014. In 2012, he led the development of a global finance platform strategy to identify areas where the Company could improve its standardization efforts.
Thiele joined the Company in 2007 where he was the lead purchasing executive for raw materials and stamping. Since then, he has held a series of leadership positions in the Finance and Purchasing organizations.
Before joining the Company, Thiele was a global procurement leader at Whirlpool Corporation where he oversaw the development of global commodity strategies. In addition, he held a number of positions with increasing responsibility in purchasing and engineering.
His work and academic background also include:
January 2019 - current, Head of Purchasing, FCA - North America
January 2019 - current, Head of Supply Chain, FCA - North America
2016, Chief Purchasing Officer
2016, Chief Purchasing Officer, GEC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA)
2014, Vice President – Global Product Finance, FCA US LLC
2013, Director – Product, Vehicle and Powertrain Platform, CAPEX and Engineering Finance 2013, Director – Product Planning, Vehicle and Powertrain Platform Finance
2012, Director – Product Cost & Standardization
2009, Director – Head of Metallic Commodity Purchasing
2007, Director – Raw Materials & Stampings Procurement, Chrysler LLC
2005, General Manager – Global Raw Materials, Whirlpool USA
2004, Director – Global Technology
2001, Director – Commodity Management
2000, Manager – Supply Base Management
1999, Global Commodity Analyst – Steel and Metals
1997, Senior Buyer – Steel, Finishes, Stampings
Thiele holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame (1991). He also holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan (1993) and a Master of Business Management degree from Ashland University (1996).
He was born in Ann Arbor, Mich.