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Senior Manager Purchasing

Job Number:  43017
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 43017 
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 Senior Manager, Purchasing will oversee global purchasing VAVE activities, involving in quoting and sourcing for global purchasing operations to ensure successful launches by meeting cost and timing targets.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to, interviewing, hiring and training, reward and disciplinary actions of employees and performance appraisals.

Key Responsibilities

•    Lead the global purchasing VAVE activities as directed by senior management. Responsible to launch and track timing for successful implementation of project and any other KPI’s set forth by senior management.
•    Involving in quoting and sourcing for global purchasing operation perspective.
•    Supports the Dedicated RFQ Quote Team and helps prescreen customer quotes. 
•    Coordinate with the Commodity Purchasing, Program Purchasing and Core Development Purchasing.
•    Develop and update process descriptions, reporting features and controlling tools to track status for the purchasing and sourcing.
•    Plan, organize, direct, and control activities related to the purchasing function with the objective of optimizing the total cost of purchases, while selecting the optimal capable source to support the program in all areas.
•    Assist in development of a strategic supply chain.
•    Identify and develop training opportunities to develop internal candidates for advancement.
•    Assist in analysis of new trends in market & technology
•    Maintain supplier relationships that are both productive and mutually beneficial while continually searching for and renegotiating cost savings on new sourcing opportunities, with current and / or new suppliers.
•    Work directly with strategic purchasing to improve order quantities, payment terms, consignment, supply disruptions and other critical items.
•    Work cooperatively with peers to implement consistent policies, procedures, strategies, and reporting.
•    Communicate the necessary information to management to assist in decision-making and strategy formulation.
•    Responsible for promoting and seeking excellence in all aspects of business.
•    Participates in continuous improvement efforts for products, tools, processes and programs.
•    Responsible for the adherence of all processes, tools and methods of the purchasing management team to all applicable standards, laws, rules and regulations.
•    Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives.  Ensures that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations.
•    Follows safe work procedures; Uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); Uses workplace tools and equipment as instructed; Reports workplace hazards, injuries and illness as soon as possible following event.
•    Complies with the requirements of Quality Operating System (QOS).

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Bachelor of Science Degree is required with electronics or business emphasis.
•    MBA and professional certification preferred.
•    Several years’ (7+) experience in Purchasing or related field.
•    Relevant experience within the automotive electronics industry preferred.

Additional Information

•    Able to demonstrate mastery of the technical / functional skills necessary for performing own job; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the advances in field; regularly publish or present on leading-edge issues; conduct leading-edge research or similar work that has organization-wide impact; play a key role in advancements in profession.

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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