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Materials Analyst

Job Number:  44339
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  CCMi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 44339 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: CCMi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

Summary of Responsibilities
The Materials Analyst is responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory within the ERP system, as well as communicating with customers and suppliers regarding shipping/receiving discrepancies, planning raw materials and managing outside service providers.

Key Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage supppliers and outside service providers
  • Review and execute cycle count process 
  • Establish cycle count calendar 
  • Execute cycle count adjustments in the CMS system
  • Work closely with production to prevent inventory discrepancies
  • Provide root cause analysis for cycle adjustments and plans to reduce inventory losses
  • Monitor inventory movements for proper transactions in CMS system
  • Coordinate physical inventories complying with Magna requirements
  • Present reports and analysis on inventories looking for ways to improve inventory levels in the division
  • Monitor FIFO systems on the floor and in CMS
  • Generate reports as required for the division regarding inventory management
  • Audit production and scrap reports for accuracy and validating the entries into the ERP system
  • Communicate as needed with suppliers and transportation companies to ensure on hand availability of parts and prevent down time
  • Ensure continual material flow into all required locations
  • Provide data to Materials team to promote lean inventory levels on all WIP and raw materials in accordance with defined safety stock levels
  • Takes part in the continuous improvement process to improve productivity and quality (provides suggestions at team meetings, understands losses and gives ideas/solutions, participates in trials/experiments, volunteers on committee or focus group activities, etc.) and focuses on solutions.
  • Attends training as scheduled.
  • Complies with, and supports operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, and Magna’s Employee’s Charter, Corporate Constitution, and Operational Principles.
  • Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs (e.g. IATF16949, ISO14001).
  • Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • General knowledge in inventory control, material planning and ERP systems
  • Ability to understand, anticipate and follow direction while exercising maturity of judgement
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload
  • Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced environment in order to meet customer requirements
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to interact effectively with other team members
  • Must be able to understand written instructions

Additional Information

Education and Experience Required

  • Associates Degree in Supply Chain/Business or 3-5 years equivalent experience in automotive manufacturing
  • Materials Planning experience preferred
  • Inventory Analyst experience preferred
  • Physical Inventory and Cycle Count experience preferred

Work Environment

  • Includes office and manufacturing plant
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees of all departments, management, customers and suppliers 
  • Provide support for three shifts and weekend production schedule
  • Flexible hours and able to work additional hours as required

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Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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