James Bos serves as Vice President of Global Purchasing, 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 has 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 “eXtreme Learning Program.” Additionally, he is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), a certification from the Institute of Supply Management.
Bos also serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and Junior Achievement of Michigan. Bos additionally serves on the Executive Council of his Church. Bos and the Procurement Team actively support Habitat for Humanity, ADA, and United Way.