James Bos

Vice President, Global Procurement
Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors

Session: One MMSDC: The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion; Not Just a Passing Fad

James Bos serves as Vice President of Global Procurement, for Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. In this role, he is responsible for leading all purchasing activities on a global basis with a total spend of $7.5B.

Prior to this position, Bos most recently was Vice President, Purchasing – Interiors for Johnson Controls. (In July 2015, Johnson Controls and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems formed a joint venture for the interiors business of both companies called Yanfeng Automotive Interiors). At Johnson Controls, he held a variety of leadership roles in Manufacturing, Quality, Program Management, and Procurement. Bos joined Johnson Controls in 1985.

He earned a Bachelor of Administration degree in Business from Hope College. Bos also is a graduate of the company’s Leadership Development Program and the “eXtreme Learning Program.” Additionally, he is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), a certification from the Institute of Supply Management.

Bos serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and co-chairs the One MMSDC Committee. In 2020, Bos was recognized by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council with the Executive of the Year Ace Award. Additionally, Bos and the Procurement Team actively support Habitat for Humanity and the Kids Food Basket.