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Job Number:  25992
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Formet Industries
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Thomas, ON, CA




Job Number: 25992 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Formet Industries 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: St. Thomas 



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.



Formet is one of the largest manufacturing employers in Southwestern Ontario producing body and chassis components for assembly plants across North America. Our 1.1 million square foot facility features industry-leading hydroforming, roll-forming, hot-stamping, robotic assembly and post-assembly coating processes. At Formet, we take care of each other and live by the motto "One Team. One Formet."


This position is responsible for establishing multiple sources to ensure continuous supply and availability of all production and maintenance materials, parts, chemicals, tooling, MRO, capital equipment, protective equipment, office supplies and equipment, services and other items to satisfy the need of all departments in the organization.  The position level (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) is based on skills, abilities, experience and education.



Minimum 2 years of purchasing experience.

 College/University Diploma or Degree in either Purchasing, Engineering, Business, Materials Management

 Possess or be actively working toward Advanced status in "Professional Programme" of SCMA/SCMAO



    Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations and Formet’s Visions/Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.

 Follow and abide by all government, Legal, Magna and Formet rules and regulations.

 Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.

 Establishes multiple sources to ensure continuous supply and availability of all production and maintenance materials, parts chemicals, tooling, MRO, capital equipment, protective equipment, office supplies.

 Develops and executes effective bidding, negotiation, and pricing strategies to provide

  Formet with the best value in the market place for the dollars spent, operating in a manner that meets the policies, ethical standards and audit requirements of Formet.

 Select and have available capable sources for Formet maintenance, installation and service contracts.

 Prepares and executes contracts according to Formet policies and procedures and in accordance with government regulations.

 Exercises ample expertise and flexibility to procure all emergency requirements in co-operation with requisitioning departments and others supporting segments in the organization to ensure project completion.

 Communicates effectively with requisitioning departments and arranges for proper and accurate information exchange between originator and vendor.

 Reconciles variances between Purchase Orders and Invoices (Price, Quantity, F.O.B. point, Terms of Payment)

 Reviews Trade Bulletins, conducts interviews, visits suppliers.

 Ensures purchase orders are entered in a timely manner.

 Understands and maintains the Purchasing requirements defined in TS16949.

 Conducts in co-operation with the Quality Department audits of applicable suppliers.

 Maintain vendor file, purchase price, price fluctuations and quality records.

 Work on projects, repots and contribute to various studies as required

 Resolve material claims with vendors.

 Train other employees as required.

 Perform other duties as designated.


 Responsible to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the O.H.S.A.

 Follow and ensure the company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout the plant.

 Ensure that you work and operate equipment according to Formet’s safety rules and regulations.

 Active role in maintaining excellent housekeeping through leading by example.

 Ensure that your department is clean, tidy, organized and a safe workplace at all times.

As with Safety, Security is everyone’s responsibility and Formet requires its employees to contribute to this activity by immediately notifying your supervisor when you identify security issues that affect the integrity of our supply in accordance    with PIP (Partners in Protection) and C-TPAT (Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) requirements.


Overtime after 40 hours per week.

Shift premiums of $0.75/hour (afternoons) and $1.25/hour (nights)

2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) + 2 half days.

Medical and Dental Coverage.

Plant wide Incentive Program – based on a number of factors, all members of our team receive an Incentive Bonus, if requirements are met.

Magna Profit Sharing.

Matched GRRSP.

Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.

Educational Assistance program.

Subsidized Cafeteria.

Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.

Weekly pay via direct deposit.

Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).

Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.

Roger’s cell phone plan available to Formet Team Members - $40.00 / month

Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.)

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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