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Purchasing Intern

Job Number:  60676
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Holding Sailauf
Job Type:  Student

Sailauf, DE

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Job Number: 60676 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Magna Mirrors Holding Sailauf 
Job Type: Student 
Location: SAILAUF 


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.


Role Summary

This position will support the Purchasing Commodity and Operational teams in managing Suppliers from the inception of the RFQ process through the award of production programs, into start of production and finally through serial production. The goal of this role is to provide experience in the day-to-day life of a Buyer that will prepare the selected student for a future career in Purchasing. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the commodity and operational purchasing team to manage Magna Lighting’s Supply including:  
    • Preparation of RFQ packages / Analysis of supplier quotations.
    • Participate and help develop sourcing decisions based on negotiated cost, quality, delivery and financial stability.
    • Support buyers to drive supplier cost savings through on-going negotiations with the commodity buyers and help to drive value-add, value engineering (VAVE) initiatives.
    • Work with internal customers and external suppliers to aid in resolving supplier quality and/or delivery issues as they arise.
    • Maintain purchasing records, process requisitions and update management on status of orders.
    • Support to create Supplier Requested Engineering Changes through Change Process System for purchasing group.
    • Responsiblity for administrative and financial related tasks which pertain to the purchasing group.
  • Other special projects as assigned by purchasing management.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Currently Attending a College or University
  • Preferably a Supply Chain or Business MajorProficient Computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Professional Communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Strong Negotiation and Inter-Personal Skills.
  • Proficient Presentation Skills.
  • Ability to solve intermediate mathematical / analytical problems

Additional Information

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.  Required to carry out job duties and responsibilities in a work environment that may include, but is not limited to, varying levels of noise and/or temperature. Ability to lift max. 50lbs periodically.

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