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Job Number:  57642
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting Group O
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newaygo, MICHIGAN, US, 49337



Job Number: 57642 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting Group Office 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NEWAYGO 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Role Summary

Purchases materials, supplies, and services by developing, soliciting, and analyzing supplier quotations.  Coordinates activities with other departments to assure proper delivery, quality, reliability, and low-cost consistency. Locates new sources of supply, establishes new suppliers and coordinates order maintenance with existing suppliers.  Resolves conflicts that arise with supplier delivery schedules, raw materials, inventory, etc.  Develops and/or assists in developing strategies and solutions to continuously improve cost levels, stable sources of supply, high quality of commodities and other governing factors.  Participates in continuous improvement activities.  Tracks supplier performance and works with suppliers to improve quality, delivery, cost, productivity and support.  Develops cost database detailing all material, labor, and overhead costs of purchased products and services.  Studies market trends and technology related to job.  Researches and recommends new product developments.  Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. 

Key Responsibilities

work requires independent problem solving and decision making with broad guidance provided on overall project objectives with specific guidance on program complexities.  May work with suppliers in order to meet challenging and unique requests and address issues related to quality improvement.  Quantities of items and services purchased are often large in volume in order to satisfy the requirements for an extended period of time.  Complex schedules of delivery are often involved.  Decisions focus on prioritization, process, and issues rather than data elements and usually involve moderate risk to the organization although results may have long-lasting impact.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field including purchasing and/or materials experience; or equivalent.  Knowledge of purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures related to buying and demonstrated ability to purchase materials/equipment/services, in substantial quantities. 
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate with internal and external contacts at all levels including experience developing suppliers. 
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills in order to establish priorities, identify and set goals, meet deadlines, etc.
  • Proficiency with tools/equipment related to job (i.e. personal computers, manufacturing systems, etc.).
  • Proficient in Excel , Word, Microsoft office.
  • Three years purchasing and/or materials experience including commodity expertise related to respective area; or equivalent.  High level of expertise in developing suppliers necessary to meet cost, quality, delivery, and reliability needs.  Must be able to meet unique and complex design requests and address issues related to quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated excellent problem-solving and negotiation skills in order to perform job duties independently and make decisions that meet company goals and objectives.  Must be able to work on assignments that are broad in nature, involving a high degree of originality and ingenuity.


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