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Program Buyer

Job Number:  62216
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Clair, MICHIGAN, US, 48079

Work Style: 

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.


About the Role

Under the general direction of the purchasing manager, the program buyer works independently and confers regularly with division, customer, and supplier staff specialists. The Program Buyer works closely with divisional, customer, and supplier staff specialists to develop, plan, improve, and implement new and current business projects within the supply base.

Your Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and investigating potential new production material suppliers as well as current suppliers for new and existing programs.
  • Responsible for the process of sourcing raw material, components, spare parts and services from suppliers based upon best overall value and ability to support the MEVS quality and delivery expectations.
  • Create purchase orders, request for quotations, and work with various departments within the division to ensure all production requirements are met.
  • Identify, quote, and source steel either through customer resale programs or directly for all stampings needed in the facility
  • Maintain the ERP system to be accurate at all times relating to supplier part costs and purchase orders
  • Oversee and approve supplier quotations and recommend awards for purchase orders/contracts

Who we are looking for

  • College/University degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain, or Business discipline and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of experience in Purchasing related field, preferably in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Exceptional ability to work with others; build and maintain positive employee/supplier relations
  • Maintain document control of purchase orders to ensure audit trails are in place and meet financial and procedural requirements.
  • Manage customer steel resale programs, contract management, and assist Finance in dispute resolution

Your preferred qualifications

  • Responsible to oversee division cost breakdown model
  • Contribute to the annual continuous improvement activity within purchasing and the supply base
  • Establish solid, multiple sources to ensure continuous supply and availability of commodities identified to support the needs of the division and initiate requests for quotation with suppliers
  • Maintain supplier capacity information and update quarterly
  • Resolve variances between purchase orders and invoices when Finance requires assistance
  • Provide support and backup for MRO buyer as needed

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.

Site Benefits

At Magna Electric Vehicle Structures - Michigan, company culture is central to the work experience. Employees at MEVS enjoy many different company benefits including:

  • New clean facility
  • Opportunities due to growth
  • Continuous Improvement and Development Culture
  • A strong focus on safety and health and wellness 
  • Three (3) levels of low costing PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (eligible after 30 days) 
  • 401(k) Plan with employer match (Immediate 100% Vested)

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.

Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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