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Global Commodity Manager

Job Number:  53854
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 53854 
Group: Magna Electronics  
Division: Magna Electronics Auburn Hills 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.

Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.

Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

The Global Category Manager is responsible for all strategic aspects related to electronics purchasing globally. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining category strategies that will support the technical requirements of the Engineering team, while ensuring the attainment of cost and quality objectives. The Global Category Manager will be responsible for the entire commercial relationship for all assigned commodities. The Global Category Manager will also be accountable for the quality performance of assigned global suppliers, as far as poor performing suppliers must be removed from the supply base or improved with the assistance of the Supplier Development Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Negotiates contracts for each region (N.A., Asia, and Europe) by analyzing supplier quotations and selecting the best global commercial conditions.
  • Work closely with the Engineers in each region, to help steer the component selection to preferred suppliers, and utilize this leverage to obtain direct accounts and competitive pricing.
  • Will maintain an approved supplier list to be used by the company globally.
  • Will be depended upon as the technical expert for Purchasing globally.
  • Locates new sources of supply, and establishes new suppliers. Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers.
  • Develops strategies and solutions to continuously improve cost levels, dual sourcing, stable sources of supply, high quality of commodities and other governing factors related to the Purchasing Department and adjacent areas.
  • Leads continuous improvement activities for assigned commodities that may include developing programs to improve supplier performance.
  • Studies market trends, and researches and recommends new product developments. Participates in continuous improvement efforts for products, tools, processes and programs.
  • Lead for annual negotiations and contract administration for assigned commodities.
  • Independent problem solving and decision making with general direction given on project objectives and broad guidance from corporate strategy and goals.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration or supply chain – Required
  • Master’s degree in business or engineering - Desired
  • Business Finance training – Desired
  • Deep and comprehensive knowledge of product development practices in the automotive field.
  • Knowledge of the application and delivery of advanced electronic systems into the automotive industry.
  • Must be able to show evidence of expert problem solving skills as well as keen analytical abilities in a teamwork setting.
  • Must be able to show evidence of expert knowledge in risk management.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC).
  • Willingness to perform "hands-on" work.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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