Martinrea International Inc.
  • 08-Aug-2019 to 07-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • Martinrea Industrial Canada
  • Vaughan, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

Job Summary: Responsible for Negotiating Contracts for Bill of Materials (BOM) related purchases such as Raw Materials, Purchased Components and Outside Services. Responsible to manage the supply base with a focus on Quality, Cost Optimization, Continuous Improvement and On-Time Delivery, meeting all required KPI's. Responsible for the purchase of MRO supplies, Manufacturing Consumables, Plant Services, Capital, Equipment & Tooling and services related to duties, legal obligation and import/export requirements.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Post-Secondary Diploma preferred in the following:
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Business Administration
  • 5+ Years Experience Direct Material Purchasing Experience
  • Able to work in a fast paced automotive manufacturing environment
  • Experience negotiating complex contracts with suppliers
  • Certified Professional Purchaser, or minimum 5 years direct technical and commercial purchasing experience, specializing in automotive manufacturing
  • Enrolled in Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) and/ Professional Development Program
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Strong Communicator both Written and Orally
  • Experience in MRP systems. CMS/Epicor or AS400 a plus
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)


Essential Functions:

  • Execute strategies for Purchasing KPIs including but not limited to cost savings, payment terms, and supplier inventory on consignment programs in accordance with Supply Chain Manager & business unit targets
  • Able to conduct complex sourcing analyses based on supplier quotes to recommend the best suppliers to award business to
  • Ability to manage a diverse deck spend for cost savings opportunities
  • Negotiate favorable supply contracts with key suppliers in accordance with business unit targets
  • Negotiate favorable contracts for all NON-production related purchases including MRO, Plant Services and Tooling & Capital, as well as issues related to the purchase such as duties, legal obligation and import/export requirements
  • Source new Suppliers in collaboration with the Business Unit and Corporate; Request Quotations, Analyse data, Negotiate pricing and payment terms, present analysis to Management for approval
  • Responsible for sourcing & resourcing activity within the plant and presenting to plant Supply Chain Manager for approval
  • Execute commodity and supplier strategies developed by the BU lead
  • Manage and lead OPEX cost savings
  • Lead and Participate in Corporate Purchasing Initiatives
  • Lead purchasing related launch activities to support new business awards as required
  • Support Program Management new business pre-launch Stage Gate meetings and ensure deliverables are completed on time on cost and to specification
  • Work with under-performing suppliers to improve, or locate alternate supplier
  • Ensure Purchasing Department maintains adequate procurement records such as copies of quotes, approves non-matching invoices for payment
  • Initiates and facilitates VA/VE meetings with MREA Manufacturing/Engineering and partner suppliers
  • Achieve goals and objectives that are set out each year by the Supply Chain Manager
  • Prepares reports as needed by the Supply Chain Manager Communicate with vendors and suppliers to obtain pricing, availability and delivery
  • Expedite delivery of goods and services to users
  • Enforce 100% on-time delivery requirements, 100% on-time / on-budget launches
  • Maintain a positive contribution to quality, customer satisfaction and company profitability
  • Responsibility for profitability for all purchased items as it relates to price variance, material defect disposition.
  • Achieve annual cost reduction goals.
  • Achieve commercial contract targets (payment terms, inventory, etc.)
  • Manage strategic sourcing process, approve req's, create po's according to P&P.
  • Manage tool crib supplies, issuing releases to suppliers via MRP.
  • Manage MRO inventory.
  • Achieve minority spend goal.
  • Identify and lead cost reduction activities.
  • Commercial lead with suppliers.
  • Attend APQP meetings and ensure that all critical spares are in place prior to launch.
  • Maintain supplier rating system continuously evaluating supplier's delivery and quality performance
  • Work with under-performing suppliers to improve, or locate alternate supplier
  • Maintains procurement records such as copies of quotes, delivery records, approves invoices for payment
  • Perform cycle counts as required and participates in regular wall-to-wall inventory reconciliation
  • Manage all MRO inventory for program build-outs.
  • Mentor other personnel in the department and assist in their development
  • Initiate projects / reports that contribute to continuous improvement or profit opportunities
  • Communicate with all areas of the plant to ensure the needs of the company are being fulfilled through purchasing
  • Responsible to actively participate in any new programs or projects associated with the plant
  • Provide accurate costing for purchased items related to potential new business at quotation stage
  • Ensure Compliance with Martinrea's Purchasing Policies and Procedures
  • Other responsibilities as defined by the Supply Chain Manager based on business needs

Abide by all Company polices including, but not limited to the following: Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, and the Martinrea Employee Handbook

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