Martinrea International Inc.
  • 12-Jan-2023 to 11-Feb-2023 (EST)
  • Martinrea Canada - Alfield
  • Vaughan, 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 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:

  • Post-Secondary Diploma preferred in the following:
    • Business Administration
    • Materials Management
  • 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
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)
  • High level of time management and mathematical skills
  • Strong negotiation and organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills / Excellent customer service skills

Essential Functions:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Work Environment:

  • Office Environment and Plant Floor (PPE required)

Physical Demands:

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

Health and Safety:

  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company and plant rules, policies and procedures
  • Must use or wear Personal Protective Equipment and certain clothing as required by the Company

Other Duties:

  • This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities required for this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice


This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. The Company may exercise its employment at will right at any time


Martinrea International Inc. is proud to provide employment accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please notify us if you are contacted for a job interview.

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