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Jr Capital Buyer

Job Number:  59744
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Novi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Novi, MICHIGAN, US, 48375

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Job Number: 59744 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Novi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NOVI 

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

Entry/Mid-Level Based on experience.

Independently responsible as Prototype Purchasing contact for assigned seat-complete program builds and associated JIT and Structural Products seat assembly plant(s).  Ensure timely selection of suppliers for all prototype components to meet seat-complete program team milestones.  Responsible for procuring, analyzing and managing of supplier component and tooling costs for the assigned programs.

Key Responsibilities

•    Prototype Buyer has the responsibility of procuring all parts, within budget and on time, required for the prototype seat build using internal and external vendors.  Responsible for one or multiple programs as business dictates.
•    Establishes a workable bill of material, when applicable, and part delivery for multiple programs with the Program Engineers, Program Manager, and Project Coordinator.
•    Receives purchase orders requisitions from engineering with description, all pertinent information and CAD data.
•    Recommends suppliers and secures competitive quotes from a minimum of three suppliers for components required for the build.
•    Evaluates all quotes received against competitive quotes, surrogate parts from past programs and history.
•    Maintains the Prototype Approved Supplier list, Supplier Surveys and Supplier Performance Reports on an annual basis.  Evaluates on an ongoing basis, new and approved suppliers for prototype.
•    Prepares and maintains all necessary information pertaining to the quotations for the program teams review for supplier selection if required.
•    Issue Purchase orders, when applicable, and obtain required approvals from the engineering management, Controller and General Manager using the electronic purchase order system.
•    Notifies suppliers of new business, sets up and attends engineering and quality reviews.  Evaluates supply base of supplier for capacity, quality, responsiveness and competiveness.
•    Maintains and update procedures, work instructions and forms for Prototype Purchasing as required for ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949.
•    Report Prototype Purchasing issues, requirements, obstacles and cost savings to management and Program team.
•    Analyze piece cost and tool cost variances and negotiates pricing with suppliers where necessary.
•    Manages and reconciles issues of quality, timing and cost/product changes between the Company and suppliers.
•    Responsible for the prevention of open commercial issues with prototype suppliers; anticipate, identify and lead resolution of commercial issues, which arise.
•    Responsible for addressing supplier issues raised by Program Management and Engineering; support Supplier Quality personnel in the resolution of component quality and overall continuous improvement of supplier performance.
•    Supports Internal / External Audit efforts regarding ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949 Certification for remote site location (Group Office).
•    Supports the requirements as detailed in the Standard Operating Procedure 8000 (Quality Management System).
•    Ensure employees work in the manner consistent with the organizations established objectives and targets utilizing protective equipment, devices, measures, and procedures as promulgated by state and federal regulations. Establish clear goals for workplace health and safety. Complete safety talks, safety meetings, and required training occur, as defined.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree (or bachelor’s equivalency) in Business Administration or related field or combination of equivalent education and experience.
Experience/Special Knowledge/Skills
Three (3) years preferred experience in purchasing or procurement position.
Working knowledge of material conversion for production, including cost, timing, suitability, feasibility of various materials, tooling and manufacturing methods for prototypes.
Ability to manage, negotiate cost and timing with suppliers.
Strong communication skills:  verbal and written and technical presentations.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully coordinate and complete multiple tasks within and across departments to meet established and changing deadlines.
Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving, presentations and leadership.
Basic competency in CAD.
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

Additional Information

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.

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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: Detroit

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