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MRO Buyer

Job Number:  46963
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

Under the general direction of the Purchasing Manager, the MRO Buyer works independently and confers regularly with division and supplier staff specialists. The MRO Buyer is responsible for developing, maintaining, and investigating potential new suppliers as well as current suppliers for the division. They are responsible for the MRO crib and all operations including ordering, organization, and planning. They will process Requisitions, Purchase Orders, and Requests for Quote. The MRO buyer will assist/work with various departments within the division to ensure all Maintenance and Facility requirements are met. The MRO Buyer manages the process of sourcing suppliers, MRO Items, services, and all other non-production items from suppliers based upon best overall value.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in review meetings to ensure the successful launch of new products, processes, and tools as required
  • Work with all departments to ensure MRO crib is effectively utilized
  • Expedite/follow up on requirements as necessary
  • Analyze supplier quotations and award purchase orders/contracts
  • Ensure timely delivery of acceptable quality goods and services to meet the needs of the division
  • Work with suppliers to effectively resolve delivery issues in a timely manner for MRO consumables and supplies
  • Coordinate, control, and follow-up all goods returned for credit, repair, or replacement
  • Establish and communicate supplier lead times, optimum lot sizes, packaging, shipping parameters, and any other purchasing parameters as necessary
  • Assist other departments with consumable inventory practices to reflect cost savings for the division. Monitor effectiveness and revise as required.
  • Identify, plan, and develop projects which reflect continuous improvement and offer cost savings to the division
  • Work with corporate purchasing in supplying requested information, participation in meetings, conference calls, roll out of corporate initiatives, etc.
  • Understands, utilizes, and submits suggestions for improvement to departmental procedures
  • Establish and maintain a high level of communication and effective working relationships with suppliers and peers
  • Complies with, supports, and models the MEVS operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, and Magna’s Employee Charter, Corporate Constitution, and Operational Principles
  • Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs (e.g. TS16949, ISO14001)
  • Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed.
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Assist in the supervision and training of the workers assigned to MRO crib duties
  • Maintain document control of purchase orders to ensure audit trails are in place and meet financial and procedural requirements
  • Maintains vendor and product information files and provides division with MRO related information
  • Maintain up to date service contracts and records
  • Maintain up to date MRO purchasing files
  • Review service contracts, rental and maintenance agreements, renegotiate, award and/or renew as required
  • Negotiating optimum pricing, terms, and timely procurement of MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) consumables and supplies
  • Reconcile variances between purchase orders and invoices
  • Requests cycle counts as required with applicable follow up and problem solving for MRO components

Additional Information

  • Commitment to teamwork
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Exceptional ability to work with others; build and maintain positive supplier and employee relations
  • Able to prepare, read, and interpret written reports, correspondence, instructions, procedures, and guidelines
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees, and suppliers
  • Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to work flexible hours and overtime
  • Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and a high level of integrity
  • College/University degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain, or Business discipline and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of experience in Purchasing/Supply Chain Management related field, preferably in a manufacturing environment

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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: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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