Martinrea International Inc.
  • 04-May-2017 to 03-Jul-2017 (EST)
  • Martinrea Canada
  • GTAA, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

Job Summary:
Responsible for the purchase of production materials, operating supplies, manufacturing equipment and services as well as issues related to the purchase such as duties, legal obligation and import/export requirements

Required Qualifications:
• Post Secondary Diploma preferred in the following:
o Business Administration
o 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 negotiation and organizational skills and ability to work independently
• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills / Excellent customer service skills

Critical Success Factors:
• Excellent attendance
• Ability to interact with the Management Team in a professional manner to continually enhance the company's performance
• Desire to learn the business, understand the production process by walking the floor, and participating in production meetings
• A complete hands on approach is required to assist the plant in developing into a successful and profitable division of Martinrea, a multi-billion dollar company
• 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
• 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
• Support and contribute to the Quality Systems and Environmental Systems Requirements
• 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

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the purchase of production materials, operating supplies, manufacturing equipment and services 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
• Expedites delivery of goods and services to users
• Enforces 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, quality levels, downtime and rework
• Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts and lease agreements within budget and within Corporate Commercial protocol within TS16949 and ISO 14001 requirements and Martinrea Purchasing Policies and Procedures
• Selects suppliers, rates suppliers, and develops suppliers with performance issues
• Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with quality control to determine root cause and take corrective action
• Maintains supplier rating system continuously evaluating supplier's delivery and quality performance
• Work with under-performing suppliers to improve, or locate alternate supplier
• Responsible to work with Quality to ensure that all material claims with suppliers are resolved in a reasonable amount of time
• 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)
• Works with suppliers weekly to ensure on-time shipments, track inventory at outside processors
• Manages steel pipeline, and works directly with customers to satisfy steel resale requirements
• Serves as primary purchasing resource for prototypes and trials supporting new programs
• Leads and participates in achieving 3-5% net YOY continuous improvement and cost reduction opportunities
• Maintains procurement records such as copies of quotes, delivery records, approves invoices for payment
• On-site NAFTA representative completing all Certificates of Origin and handling customs transactions
• Performs cycle counts as required and participates in regular wall-to-wall inventory reconciliation
• Manages all build-outs and Engineering Changes
• Visit suppliers at least once per year to improve relations and assess their facilities in the areas of quality, financial stability and continuous improvement
• 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
• Attend APQP meetings as required
• 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, 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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