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Job Number:  15142
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Columbus
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Lancaster, OH, US, 43130



Job Number: 15142
Group: Seating   
Division: Magna Seating Columbus  
Job Type: Buyer  
Location: Lancaster, Ohio  


Group Description

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.

Role Summary

Coordinates activity to obtain costing to support New Programs, Engineering Changes, R&D requests, CI proposals and Market Tests for all production/prototype components or services as required. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Sends requests for quote to suppliers
  • Performs analysis of costs for use during the sourcing process
  • Member of the Vendor Selection team. Prepare matrix of cost for review by team. 
  • Supports key dates during the "PDP" (Product Delivery Process) representing the Purchasing Department 
  • Procures prototype material to support pre-production builds 
  • Prepares tooling and/or prototype requisition and purchase orders as required following authorization to proceed
  • Attends meetings representing the Purchasing Department and follows up as required (Ex. ENG, Quote, Kickoff, Quote Review, APQP, PDP meeting)  
  • Tracks tooling and prototypes following kickoff to ensure timelines are met
  • Tracks production components or service PPAP's until approval is obtained
  • Market tests non-production items occasionally. Prepares blanket PO's to support these items following the selection process
  • Focused effort to support Purchasing Department budgeted targets
  • Maintains Purchasing Departments procedures 
  • All activity is performed under the guidelines of MSC's "BOS" (Business Operating System) and procedure manuals 
  • Other duties assigned by Manager 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum 2-3 years purchasing experience; preferably in an automotive environment
  • Proficient working with Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook or equivalent 
  • Ability to work with multiple demands and completing deadlines
  • Experience with SAP
  • Strong communication skills
  • Well organized
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Additional Information

09--Supply Chain F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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