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Core Development Buyer

Job Number:  21688
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description


Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.


Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.


Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

The Core Development Buyer supports purchasing for core/platform project development by preparing and consolidating all of the quote packages, executing regional commodity RFQ’s, completion of Q2 purchasing work packages, supporting the sourcing decision processes, while also creating and maintaining the Platform Price Library.

Job Functions

  • Generates, distributes and follows up on all RFQ’s, as per the Global Purchasing Procedure for the regional commodities
  • Supports quote process for customer RFQ’s and works with strategic Purchasing at the early stages of program definition
  • Evaluates/consolidates all quotes received from Category Managers for strategic commodities
  • Prepares and presents all Q2 documents per guidelines
  • Supports Program Buyer for platform project development during the quoting phase
  • Communicates the necessary information to Program Buyer to assist in decision making and strategy formulation
  • Creates/Maintains the Platform Price Libraries
  • Supports development of a strategic supply chain with commodity teams
  • Participates and supports quote & engineering team meetings during quote phase, where applicable and forwards status and open issues to relevant purchasing team members
  • Tracks the cost model for purchased components and materials, as applicable, for pre-development programs
  • Maintains supplier relationships that are both productive and mutually beneficial while continually searching for and renegotiating cost savings on new sourcing opportunities, with current and / or new suppliers
  • Works cooperatively with peers to implement consistent policies, procedures, strategies and reporting
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts for products, tools, processes and programs
  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of platform objectives
  • Follows safe work procedures; Uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); Uses workplace tools and equipment as instructed; Reports workplace hazards, injuries and illnesses as soon as possible following event
  • Complies with the requirements of Quality Operating System (QOS)

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business administration – required
  • 2-3 + years’ experience in Purchasing or related field within a manufacturing facility
  • Relevant experience within the automotive electronics - preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of English (verbal and written)
  • Proficiency in German is a plus
  • Key Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) – as applicable
  • Platform Specific Requirements – as applicable
  • Review CSR via SharePoint
  • Knowledge of product development practices in the automotive field - preferred
  • Knowledge of the application and delivery of advanced electronic systems into the automotive industry. - preferred
  • Must be able to show evidence of problem solving skills as well as keen analytical abilities in a teamwork setting
  • Working knowledge of the Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC)
  • Willingness to perform "hands-on" work
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office package
  • Fluent in PC applications for cost tracking, budgeting and program management
  • Knowledge of analysis and program management tools (i.e. document control and archiving tools, analysis tools, etc.)





  • Collegial, supportive and friendly working atmosphere with a "Duz" culture
  • Attractive and performance-oriented compensation package
  • Prospects and opportunities for personal and professional development through various training offers
  • Individual work arrangements through flexible working hours and opportunities to use "Office Work" and "Mobile Work" personally
  • Corporate benefits program
  • International and diverse environment and open door culture

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