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Electronics Buyer

Job Number:  43343
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


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.


Key Responsibilities


  • Ability to maintain an approved supply base.
  • Preparation of RFQ packages
  • Analysis of supplier quotations
  • Recommend sourcing decisions based on cost, quality, delivery and financial stability
  • Negotiation of all commercial aspects of material / component, indirect and services purchases.
  • Drive supplier cost savings through on-going negotiations.
  • Support program launches through participation in the PDP process
  • Maintain purchasing records, process internal eRequisitions and issue Purchase Orders as required.
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Post-secondary Diploma/Degree in Business Administration required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years Purchasing Experience required
  • Electronics Purchasing Experience considered an asset
  • CPM/CPIM certification is an asset

Personal Attributes / Additional Information


  • Aptitude for working with numbers with a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong mathematical / analytical skills
  • Able to problem solve effectively
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to understand technical aspects of the components / materials in their portfolio
  • Able to travel and work flexible hours
  • Problem solving related to manufacturing
  • Strong Presentation skills
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team;
  • Self-motivated, ability to initiate and follow tasks through to completion;
  • Ability to multitask;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing abilities;
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft office; including Word, Excel, Power Point, Minitab, etc.)

Physical Demands


  • Normal amount of sitting and standing
  • Ability to move around an office environment and on the production floor
  • Ability to work at a computer workstation
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach
  • Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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