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Purchasing Buyer

Job Number:  10329
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Norplas Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Northwood, OH, US, 43619-1078

Group Description

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.



Role Summary

•    Using existing standardized and repeatable processes:
o    Develop cross functional sourcing strategies for Injection Molded components;
o    Engage in program sourcing and negotiations for other production materials as needed;
o    Identify areas for process improvements internally and at tier two suppliers.
•    Promote, in collaboration with other departments, sources of supply for new or improved materials and services.
•    Promote and maintain relationships with suppliers consistent with company policies and procedures.
•    Establish cost reduction roadmaps with suppliers to achieve annual cost savings objectives. 
•    Establish Key Performance Indicators with the team to establish priorities and define goals and objectives.
•    Actively participate in brainstorming and continuous improvement activities.
•    Travel to domestic supplier locations as required.

Key Responsibilities

•    Interact with other cross functional teams including sales, finance, manufacturing, quality and program management to facilitate organizational continuous improvement and communication.
•    Develop strong working relationships with members of the Purchasing Supply Chain team and various corporate teams.
•    Communicate and collaborate with various members of the Norplas team to ensure sourcing activities align with the best interests of internal and external customers. 
•    Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key supply partners.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Bachelor's/Master's degree (Finance, Analytics and Supply Chain Management).
•    Previous internship or work experience and proven technical proficiency with supply chain management processes, systems and analytic tools.
•    Proficient with Microsoft (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
•    A self-starter who can learn new proficiencies from YouTube or other reliable learning vehicles as needed.
•    Experience in Injection Mold buying, cost modeling, and/or contract negotiations.

Additional Information

Norplas Industries Inc., a division of Magna Corporation, is hiring for their Supply Chain Management Purchasing team. Why should you apply? At the heart of our operating structure is an entrepreneurial culture which builds ownership and inspires pride in our people. Norplas is an environment of family values, continuous improvement and personal and professional growth. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to attract, develop and retain the best talent by providing a challenging and rewarding environment. You will be developed and mentored in Advanced Purchasing and Supply Chain strategies including cost modeling, negotiation, presentation and platform skills and constraint analysis. It is our goal to follow the principles outlined in The Magna Employee's Charter to ensure a satisfied and productive employee workplace.

09--Supply Chain F--Permanent/Regular 

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