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Casting - Production Buyer

Job Number:  45614
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Casting
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, US, 35215

Magna

 

 

 

Job Number: 45614 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Casting 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BIRMINGHAM 

 

 

 

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.

 

Summary

The function of the Buyer is to work on purchasing activities in general, having control and availability of materials and services used in the manufacture and assembly of company’s products. Develop, evaluate, and negotiate with suppliers’ base to purchase materials and services. Responsible for administering and following company policies in an effective and consistent manner. Represent the purchasing activity in vendor solicitation of bids, processing purchase orders, spot buys, new product research, and invoice reconciliation and supplier development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies

•Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies and Employee’s Charter
•Develop, analyze, and issue supplier contracts and purchase requisitions for required commodities, and services.
•Provide assistance and information as requested to support special projects, engineering change notices (ECN’s), feasibility’s, and reworks.
•Provide assistance and information as requested to support continuous quality improvement initiatives (including VA/VE, SPECS, and QOS) as they relate to the cost and quality of material and services.
•Assist to develop and negotiate long term agreements and contracts which are consistent with cost reduction requirements and targets established by other departments.
•Analyze vendor bids for blanket orders, capital projects and spot buys.
•Supervise/ manage suppliers

•Coordinate vendor bids for blanket orders, capital projects and spot buys.
•Inquire, analyze and negotiate multiple quotations to ensure best source/cost practices.
•Process electronic requisitions and purchase orders for initial buys, repeat buys and spot buys.
•Follow-up on orders and assist Materials in expediting delivery according to plant requirements.
•Establish, evaluate, and monitor supplier performance for specific production related commodities.
•Provide assigned reports as scheduled.
•Assist in the development, establishment and review of suppliers’ performance standards.
•Contact current suppliers upon material releases and expedite as needed.
•Research and disposition payments on various invoice issues.
•Monitor supplier performance and coordinate with various departments for problem solving if necessary.
•Develop and maintain files for reference/project history.
•Research new products, services and suppliers.
•Conduct on-site inspections/visits when deemed necessary by KAMTEK management.
•Promote good housekeeping/Maintain inventory accuracy
•Responsible for Cost Control initiatives and Perform other duties as required 

 

 

 

Poisition Requirements

Must have successfully completed 90 day introductory period. 

•High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
•Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred
•2-5 years’ experience in purchasing or related field or equivalent training in relevant fields.
•Experience with basic Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
•Post-Secondary Graduate with a technical degree, diploma, or certificate in Quality Engineering (CQE)
•Willingness to work extended or flexible hours as required to meet production demands
•Must possess interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
•Must have good working knowledge and understanding of purchasing process in general
•Must have strong team-focused and leadership abilities
•Ability to work in stressful situations
•Must be willing to work in various locations within and outside the facility
•Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates
•Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
•Adhere to rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
•Well-developed skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
•Ability to network and negotiate with suppliers
•Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
•Work in co-operation with others

Additional Position Requirements

  • Provide assistance and information as requested to support continuous quality improvement initiatives (including VA/VE, SPECS, and QOS) as they relate to the cost and quality of material and services.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in purchasing or related field, including proficiency with MRP/ERP systems or equivalent training in relevant fields.
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

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Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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