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Job Number:  64288
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  TECHFORM - PLANT 1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Penetanguishene, ONTARIO, CA, L9M 1G8

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

Procurement of Materials, Tooling, Supplies, Equipment and Services (“Goods”) for Techform , in support of corporate and departmental policies and objectives, by performing the following duties and any other that may be assigned by supervisor or manager from time to time.

Your Responsibilities

•    Execute activities related to the procurement of Goods.  Includes confirming internal/external customer requirements through to the placement of purchase order, supplier follow up and expediting.
•    Communicate with other Purchasing personnel, other functional areas within Techform and external resources, to execute and resolve daily issues and complete tasks, ensuring product/service requirements, processes, and specifications are clearly defined and understood by buyer and supplier.
•    Create and solicit Request for Quotes (RFQ) for all Goods.  Expedite supplier proposals for requested Goods, negotiating the best purchase price balanced against required quality, delivery, budget limitations, customer specific requirements, strategic requirements and other criteria that may apply.
•    Ensure adequate specifications and data are available to issue with RFQ.  Communicate delivery requirements, quotation due dates and quality requirements where required.  Review supplier prices, delivery terms, basic contract terms, basic quality submission proposals.  Follow up on supplier inquiries, incomplete information and other supplier data not consistent with or deviating from RFQ requirements.  Assist in evaluating proposals and selecting preferred supplier(s), comparing competitive quotations and meeting applicable strategic objectives.
•    Prepare, issue, maintain and track purchase orders and change notices, applying the appropriate terms as required for the specific purchase.
•    Communicate and track customer specifications, drawings, math data, samples and other information to suppliers, as required.
•    Assist in investigating, interviewing and visiting potential and/or current suppliers to determine if they provide the best value for Techform, while meeting specific quality, delivery, service requirements and strategic objectives.
•    Maintain the integrity of electronic and manual procurement records, including costs, item-vendor profiles, purchase orders, supplier A/P setups, quotes, part specific files, commercial issues, drawing and design data transmission, tooling, pricing agreements, supplier performance, material data sheets, archives and any other supply chain information required to satisfy internal and external customer requirements.
•    Review requisitions to ensure that they conform to company approval/sign-off policy, prior to purchase order creation.
•    Maintain optimal supplier relations, to facilitate the achievement of the strategic objectives.
•    Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, suppliers and users to determine root cause and implement corrective action, as required.
•    Ensure that quality, safety, confidentiality and environmental standards are understood and communicated to suppliers as required.
•    Develops and maintains a system to evaluate vendor delivery performance.
•    Establishes and maintains operational procedures for verification of receiving reporting and the ordering process through Vendor EDI.
•    Generate and send vendor releases in ERP system
•    Expedite orders and releases, including arranging outside processing and any re-schedules as required.
•    Assist in the receiving department, entering receipts, review and resolve issues with other departments 
•    Work with scheduling and releasing on daily issues
•    Contribute to strategic sourcing objectives as required by manager.

Who we are looking for

•    Analyses Data 
•    Attends to Details/Organizes Work
•    Communicates Effectively 
•    Exercises Judgment
•    Multi-Tasks
•    Results Orientated
•    Goal/Task Oriented
•    Team–Worker
•    Maintains Confidentiality
•    Makes Decisions
•    Copes With Deadlines
•    Evaluates
•    Multi-Tasks
•    Negotiates
•    Organizes Work

Your preferred qualifications

•    Participation in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada “Certificate in Purchasing” or Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) program would be an asset 
•    Participation in APICS - The Educational Society for Resource Management Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program, or equivalent, would be an asset
•    Grade 12 or equivalent 
•    Minimum of two years purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment
•    Excellent organizational and communication skills
•    Comfortable in a manufacturing and technical setting
•    Inquisitive and able to manipulate data to perform various forms of analysis and problem solving
•    Dedicated team player

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

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

•    A great work experience with a diverse and dedicated workforce
•    A strong focus on safety and health and wellness (fitness membership discounts)
•    Three (3) paid personal days
•    Competitive extended health benefits
•    Group RRSP matching program
•    Profit Sharing Plan
•    Team appreciation lunches and events
•    Education Reimbursement Program 
•    Continuous Improvement and Development Culture

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.

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