Martinrea International Inc.
  • 08-Sep-2020 to 07-Dec-2020 (EST)
  • Martinrea Canada - Agility Tooling Inc.
  • Newmarket, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems and aluminum products. We employ approximately 15,000 skilled and motivated people at manufacturing, engineering and technical centers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and China. Our business strategy leverages world-class technologies, motivated and talented people, and high-quality products.

Our Mission is to make people's lives better by:

  • Delivering outstanding quality products and services to our customers;
  • Providing meaningful opportunity, job satisfaction, and job security for our people;
  • Being positive contributors to our communities; and,
  • Providing superior long-term investment returns to our stakeholders.

Our strength is our people

We invite you to follow your dreams and explore a challenging and rewarding career at Martinrea.


Job Summary:

Responsible for supporting and overseeing the purchasing function of the plant. Major purchases include manufacturing equipment, capital, and operating supplies. Indirect buyer (supervisor) must manage issues related to purchases such as duties, legal obligation and import/export requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • Post Secondary Diploma preferred in the following:
    • Business Administration
    • Materials Management
  • Certified Professional Purchaser, or 5 years direct technical and commercial purchasing experience, specializing in automotive manufacturing
  • Enrolled in Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) and/ Professional Development Program
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)
  • High level of time management and mathematical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills / Excellent customer service skills


Critical Success Factors:

  • A thorough understanding of the PO Request Process and ability to work with program managers to resolve any roadblocks
  • Ability to manage and direct subordinates on the day-to-day tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to mentor and guide subordinates to achieve overall departmental goals and objectives
  • Ability to improve/enhance current processes by implementing
  • Ability to work closely with program management in prioritizing urgent requests
  • Ability to review Purchase orders for accuracy- for example Project  Coding, Tax details, Shipping and correct GL account assignment
  • Maintaining the KPI's for the purchasing group and presenting results to upper management
  • Excellent attendance
  • Ability to interact with the Management Team in a professional manner to continually enhance the company's performance
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and with minimum direction
  • Ability to work in a team environment and be both a team player and team leader
  • Respecting and understanding of the Customer/Supplier relationship
  • Adopt a common sense approach to identifying and addressing problems and control weaknesses
  • Ensure that all duties and tasks are carried out in a safe and efficient manner and at no time is the employee or their co-workers placed in an unsafe condition



  • Responsible for the purchase of all program related purchases which includes manufacturing equipment and services, production materials, operating supplies, as well as issues related to the purchase such as duties, legal obligation and import/export requirements
  • Communicates with vendors and suppliers to obtain pricing, availability and delivery          
  • Prepares purchase orders, requisitions and quote requests and responsible to ensure the correct documentation is supplied to all vendors such as terms and conditions and other related documentation
  • Generates requirement packages to suppliers (MRP)
  • Serves as primary purchasing resource for prototypes and trials supporting new programs
  • Maintains procurement records such as copies of quotes
  • Mentor other personnel in the department and assist in their development
  • Initiate projects / reports that contribute to continuous improvement
  • 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
  • Attend APQP meetings as required
  • Abide by all company polices including, but not limited to the following; Health and safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human resources policies, Martinrea Employee Handbook and Martinrea Purchasing Policies and Procedures


Working Conditions                

  • Office Environment and Plant Floor (PPE required)


Effort/Physical Demands

  • Constant communication with employees, peers, and management
  • Overtime as required


Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company Rules, Plant Rules, policies and procedures
  • Must use or wear equipment, protective devices or certain clothing as required by the company


Back-up Duties:

Perform other duties as required

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