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Purchasing Manager

Job Number:  28621
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Deco Automotive
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Etobicoke, ON, CA



Division Description

Deco Automotive, a Division of Magna International is located in Rexdale and Brampton, Ontario is an automotive parts manufacturing facility that produces structural automotive components for Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEM”) including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Toyota/Lexus. Deco Automotives’ capabilities include; Stamping, Hydroforming, CNC Machining, E Coating, Steel and Aluminum Weld Assembly. We are certified in ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001.


Role Summary

The Purchasing Department Leader is responsible for managing and supporting the company’s procurement requirements to meet company/regulatory policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

•    Leads and coordinates all aspects of purchasing and supplier development activities on behalf of Deco Automotive; including, but not limited to supplier suitability evaluation, requests for quotation, cost breakdown analysis, negotiations, supplier cost audits, contract reviews, and supplier selection which meets the budgets, policies, ethical standards, and audit requirements of Deco Automotive.
•    Establishes an environment among the purchasing team where supplier cost reduction initiatives are part of daily tasks to meet annual reduction targets.
•    Able to identify potential risks which exist within the supply base, devise a plan, and lead a team to mitigate any negative impacts to Deco.
•    Diligent in evaluating suppliers during the quotation phase to ensure quality, delivery, program management, and cost expectations are met throughout program life.
•    Support post award supplier audits on an annual basis or more frequently based on supplier performance with appropriate supplier performance improvement plans.
•    Able to manage high risk and difficult suppliers.
•    Able to build and mentor an effective and empowered purchasing team to support business needs.
•    Actively participates as a dynamic, progressive member of the leadership team to strengthen our ability to perform and grow to meet our maximum group potential.
•    Monitors the activities of the purchasing team to ensure proper purchasing procedures and analysis are completed prior to supplier selection.
•    Develops, maintains and enhances the elements of S.P.Q.P. in support of Deco Automotive culture
•    Establishes and maintains effective communications with all Departments
•    Implements and maintains all company plans to hire and train team members to support business needs.
•    Provides formal and informal performance feedback to Team Members
•    Meet the divisional overall Key Performance Indicators, as set out in the Division’s plan
•    Conducts accident / incident investigations as required
•    Knows and understands process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to this job function.
•    Completes layered audits to include safety, standardized work, housekeeping, 5S, and Quality inspection reports.
•    Able to review and execute legal documents (ex. NDA, Bailment agreement)
•    Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (ie. TS16949, ISO14001)
•    Understands, promotes and lives by Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter
•    Adheres to Deco Automotive’s core values, integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness and loyalty.
•    Perform other duties as required
•    Physically able to perform the essential duties of the position.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Post-Secondary Degree in Business Administration/Engineering or Completed Certified Professional Purchasing (CPP) accreditation
•    Minimum five (5) years leadership experience in automotive or related manufacturing industry 
•    Minimum five (5) to ten (10) years purchasing experience
•    Knowledge and technical understanding of automotive processes, components and supply chain management
•    Strong negotiating skills
•    Strong understanding of contract language
•    Prior experience with supplier Advanced Product Quality Planning process
•    Familiarity with ISO/TS 16949 and Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) standards
•    Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
•    Strong analytical, mathematical and problem solving skills
•    Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Power BI, Microsoft Teams, SAP)
•    Familiar with all aspects of purchasing within Deco Automotive
•    Eligible to travel outside of Canada with a required valid passport
•    Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs
•    Ability to uphold confidentiality
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Additional Information

•    Ensure Team Members use or wear the protective equipment required by Deco Automotive Systems and adhere to the requirements of the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and the regulations
•    Advise Team Members of any potential hazards and/or provide written instructions as to the measures to protect the Team Member
•    Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a Team Member and report any known contravention out of their control to the Steering Team 
•    Conducts accident / incident investigations implementing corrective actions  
•    Conducts monthly safety inspections and implements corrective actions 
•    Corrects unsafe acts or conditions within the workplace
•    Corrects or commends health & safety performance
•    Leads safety talks as required.

•    Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

09--Supply Chain F--Permanent/Regular 

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