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Strategic Commodity Buyer, EU (Electronics)

Job Number:  62514
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Holding Sailauf
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Sailauf, DE Tychy, PL Moncalieri, IT Polinya, ES Ostrava, CZ Klagenfurt Am Woerthersee, AT Rivoli, IT Kostrzyn Nad Odra, PL Schleiz, DE

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Job Number: 62514 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Magna Mirrors Holding Sailauf 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
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

As a member of the Global Purchasing Organization, you will assist in the development and implementation of Purchasing Strategies according to Goals and Objectives and Commodity Roadmaps defined by the Global Commodity Director in conjunction with the Regional Lead Buyer. Regional / Divisional commodity responsibility for sourcing, sourcing decisions, negotiations and managing the supply base for a segment or group of suppliers in respect with purchasing policy, internal code of ethics, internal safety and environment rules.

Your Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Global Commodity Director, Regional Commodity Lead, as well as Strategic Commodity Buyer counterpart in other global regions, develop and implement commodity strategies in assigned commodity(ies) (technology, footprint, quality, economics, supply base reduction / consolidation, etc.).
  • Manage RFQ’s to the supply base according to the commodity strategy to support Operational Purchasing programs (current and new).
  • Evaluate supplier cost structure to obtain the best overall value on behalf of MML. Minimize collective risk through favorable raw material, currency, and other adjustment mechanisms.
  • Utilize a total cost approach to optimize piece prices for new and existing business in the assigned commodities. Tactics include program bundling, global sourcing & leverage, dual sourcing, tariff & UCT duty mitigation, specification / tolerance / material changes, process optimization, VAVE, logistics & packaging optimization, payment term improvement.
  • Lead MML divisions in establishing supplier Long Term Agreements and supplier giveback terms.
  • Manage supplier relationships through regular business roadmap reviews and disciplined contract management (NDA, Terms & Conditions, Nominations Letters, Settlement Agreements, etc.).
  • Evaluate Regional / Global market conditions.
  • Lead a cross functional team in support of the assigned commodity (ies), including Program Management, Engineering, Production Controls and Logistics, Supplier Quality Development and Quality departments.
  • Coordinate supplier development, consolidation, and reduction programs/suppliers.
  • In coordination with Operational Purchasing, develop and execute divisional cost savings initiatives & risk mitigation strategies on existing business to achieve annual savings budgets.
  • Within your assigned commodity, ensure purchasing leverage is optimized by providing oversight of the consolidated buy for all the MML Divisions.
  • Keep senior MML management informed of critical issues through clear and concise communications and presentations.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Who we are looking for

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, approximately 20% of the time
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities detailed in Magna’s IATF16949 policies, procedures, and work instructions.
  • Complies with the designated ISO / 14001 responsibilities related to effective environmental management in accordance with Magna’s Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Must have demonstrated success in satisfying OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers in a complex, competitive automotive market. Functional experience in areas of strategic planning, manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain management and supplier quality. Experience with manufacturing best practices and continuous improvement. 
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of logistics, business quoting and launch processes, industry best practices, standards and performance metrics. 

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.


Furthermore we offer to you:

  • An internationally operating company in the automotive supplier industry with strong growth
  • Interesting and challenging areas of responsibility with a high degree of self-responsibility
  • Flexible working time arrangements including the option of working remotely
  • Regular performance review meetings as well as a wide range of development opportunities and promotion perspectives
  • MAGNA´s equity and profit participation program
  • Performance-related remuneration and employee benefits
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) to deal with private conflicts
  • Open and dynamic corporate culture as well as Christmas celebrations, summer parties, charitable commitment e.g. 6K for Water and Magna Matching Program

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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