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Senior Buyer

Job Number:  8486
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Bowling Green Metalforming
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Bowling Green, KY, US

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

Manage the process of sourcing raw material, components, stamping commodities, and services from suppliers based upon best overall value.  

Key Responsibilities
  1. Know and understand Bowling Green Metalforming Quality and Environmental policies.
  2. Follows and supports and Magna’s operating principles.
  3. Develop and execute effective bidding, negotiation and pricing strategies to provide BGM with the best value in the market for the dollar spent.
  4. Assure on time delivery to help timely program completion and help maximize BGM profits.
  5. Maintain purchasing and pricing module as required utilizing SAP and other IS systems.
  6. Establish solid multiple sources to ensure continuous supply and availability of commodities identified to support the needs of assigned departments in the organization.
  7. Actively participate in review meetings to ensure the successful launch of new products, processes and tools as required.
  8. Ensure integrity of purchase orders/records.
  9. Reconcile variances between purchase orders and invoices.
  10. Ensure the efficient management of contracts, systems and supplier development.
  11. Handle tactical daily, weekly, and monthly issues with supplier and other departments.
  12. Work in cooperation with the Quality Department during audits of applicable suppliers.
  13. Support continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes.
  14. Perform other duties as required.
Key Qualifications/Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • SAP experience preferred
  • 5 – 7 years of experience
  • Price composition (breakdown)
  • Knowledge in processes
  • Stamping knowledge

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Operate standard office equipment preferred
  • Must have excellent reading, writing, and spelling skills.
  • Ability to read and understand legal contracts
  • Ability to read component prints and drawings
  • Must have ability to perform true cost analysis, make vs. buy analysis
  • Understand logistics impacts, etc.
Additional Information

03--Finance F--Permanent/Regular 

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