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Job Number:  41634
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Novi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

NOVI, MICHIGAN, US, 48377

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

Independently purchases assigned materials, supplies, and equipment for a program team in accordance with company policies and procedures in order to meet company objectives.  Provides resource knowledge, recommendations, and direction to program teams.  Generally completes the following duties and responsibilities with the support of senior purchasing personnel and/or purchasing management.

Key Responsibilities

•    Generally assigned to increasingly complex commodities. 
•    Develops and utilizes knowledge of commodities and supplier cost structures to achieve cost reduction and price negotiation objectives, including but not limited to market testing, resourcing, VA/VE activities, and target pricing in conjunction with Strategic Purchasing objectives.  
•    Implements strategies, with management approval, to achieve company and program cost reduction objectives utilizing negotiations and VA/VE, in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
•    Assists purchasing management with the development of presentations on negotiation strategies for executive management.  
•    Leads sourcing activities for the program teams. Develops sourcing plans, supplier recommendations, and completes bid recap for key stakeholder approval, based on program cost, quality and technology requirements, program milestones, and Strategic Purchasing direction.  Communicates business awards to suppliers.
•    Utilizes commodity and cost driver knowledge to ensure pricing for design revisions are equitable and competitive with the market.  Analyzes and challenges supplier quote responses and negotiates pricing with suppliers for new business awards and engineering changes. 
•    Establishes pricing in a timely manner (before implementation) completing all necessary documentation.  Maintains information on supplier piece cost, revision levels, and capacity. 
•    Assists JIT Plants with the resolution of problems in supplier performance such as quality and delivery. 
•    Consults and collaborates with personnel in various engineering, purchasing, and costing activities relative to program requirements. Conducts effective communications within the project team and the customer, supplier, manufacturing and quality communities with guidance from purchasing management and senior purchasing personnel. Maintains all appropriate documentation.
•    Determines the appropriate course of action, during RFC process, in assigning whether an RFC should be an estimate, directional or firm quotation.
•    Manages RFC/PCN process with program teams and suppliers.  Assures all quote information is entered into Agile for processing.
•    Manages the coordination of the supplier resource activity between the JIT plant and supplier.
 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Minimum 3 years diversified purchasing, costing, or related experience.
Ability to apply quantitative analysis skills with a fundamental understanding of material, labor, burden structures, and cost drivers.
Must be able to read and interpret blue prints.
Working knowledge of statistical methods, i.e. APQP, DFSS.
Product knowledge in automotive parts or material commodities.
Strong communication and negotiation skills: verbal and written. 
Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines.
Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving.
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
 

Additional Information

Skills Testing
No skills testing required.

Physical Demands/Work Environment
Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer, may require travel.

09--Supply Chain F--Permanent/Regular 


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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