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Senior Buyer

Job Number:  36997
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Vigo Metal
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Porriño, ES



Job Number: 36997 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Vigo Metal 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Porriño 


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

Responsible for sourcing and procurement of goods. Purchases raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies for a group of products/functions. Develops supply sources by interviewing potential suppliers, visiting current vendors to improve relations and assessing supply facilities and negotiating price. Ensures that the minimum level of inventory for the allocated commodities are maintained without jeopardizing the continuity of scheduled production within the customer release schedules. Participates as a strategic liaison with the relevant suppliers to ensure raw material requirements are satisfied.

Key Responsabilities

  • Negotiate agreements by analyzing supplier quotations and terms, achieve the best global commercial condition.
  • Locate new sources of supply and establish new suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with suppliers.
  • Conduct supplier performance evaluations / supplier assessments.
  • Implement strategies and solutions to improve cost levels, stable sources of supply, high quality of services and other governing factors related to the Purchasing Department and adjacent areas.
  • Continually monitor and present Key Performance Indicators and ensure that Target Cost is controlled.
  • Accomplish enquiries, negotiations and nominations with the suppliers in accordance with the defined standards and procedures.
  • Represent Purchasing and support Project teams for all related Purchasing issues within a specific program.
  • Suppliers contracts (FWA).
  • Plant Cost Improvement and maintenance in local systems.
  • Material Price Recovery (MPR) preparation and systems maintenance.
  • Daily operational tasks.


Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • To organize workplaces according to the health and safety legal requirements and rules.


Information Security / IT Security:

  • Compliance to all Magna and Seating EU rules and guidelines specially with regards to Purchasing.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor of Cience in Economic, Business or Engineer Degree.
  • Greater than 5 years purchasing experience in the automotive industry.
  • Esperience in SAP is desirable.
  • High English level is a must (B2 minimun).
  • Experiences with Production systems (MES).

Additional Information

  • Intense knowledge of Costs Break Down and cost analysis techniques.
  • Understanding of QS9000 / TS 16949 / IATF
  • Working understanding of APQP and other project management techniques.
  • Able to exercise independent judgement and act on it.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Raw material Knowledge.
  • Cost analysis Knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the contract Law.
  • Strategical View.

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