Vice President, Purchasing and Supply Chain
Carrie Uhl is Magna International’s vice president of purchasing and supply chain. In this position, Uhl is responsible for coordinating the purchasing function across Magna International’s North and South American operations and ensuring consistent and strategic approaches to supplier selection, category management, and supply chain risk evaluation.
Uhl joined Magna in 2005 as commodity manager for Magna Exteriors and Interiors, where she set strategy and negotiated agreements for plastic resin, the operating group’s largest purchase category. She has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility within the purchasing function, including Global Commodity Manager for resin and plastic molding for Magna International and then also director of purchasing for Magna Composites.
In 2015, Uhl was selected by Automotive News magazine as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Prior to joining Magna, Uhl held purchasing positions at both Lear Corporation and Guardian Industries. Uhl earned a bachelor’s in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has also achieved the Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) certification, and serves on several industry councils and committees.