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Job Number:  64788
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Newaygo
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newaygo, MICHIGAN, US, 49337

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Job Number: 64788 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Magna Mirrors Newaygo 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NEWAYGO 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

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.


About the Role

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. Tracks supplier performance and works with suppliers to improve quality, delivery, cost, productivity and support.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develops cost database detailing all material, labor, and overhead costs of purchased products and services.
  • Studies market trends and technology related to job. 
  • 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.

Who we are looking for

  • 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.

Your preferred qualifications

  • 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.)

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Beautiful environment in Riverside town with fishing, camping and sports recreation.
  • Great Benefits at 30 days.
  • Full prorated Vacation after 30 days.
  • Tuition Reimbursement.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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