Martinrea International Inc.
  • 19-Jun-2017 to 18-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • North Vernon
  • North Vernon, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary:

Responsible for the global purchases of Fluids Business Unit, including full compliance with Policies and Procedures, legal obligations and import/export requirements and duties.

Required Qualifications:

  • Post Secondary Diploma preferred in the following:
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Professional Purchaser certification or 7 years direct technical and commercial purchasing experience;
    • 2 3 years' experience at Management level
    • Specializing in automotive manufacturing
  • Able to read and understand technical drawings, including tool drawings, die designs, die process sheets
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Experience supporting CAPEX requests and approvals
  • High level of time management, analytical and mathematical skills
  • Strong negotiation and organizational skills and ability to work independently and lead a team to success
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills / Excellent customer service skills


Critical Success Factors:

  • Excellent attendance
  • Interact with the Management Team in a professional manner continually enhancing the Company's performance
  • Desire to learn the business, understand the production process by walking the floor, and interact through seeking feedback to continually improve our equipment and productivity
  • 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 by guiding team in achieving Company goals and Plant specific goals and objectives
  • Support cross-functional teams such as Operations, Quality, Technical (Engineering / R&D) and Program Management
  • Respecting and understanding of the Customer/Supplier relationship, and continually seek ways to enhance Supplier partnerships through Continuous Improvement activities
  • 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
  • Support and contribute to Quality Operation System, MMOG and Environmental Sustainability requirements


Responsibilities:  Develop Best in Class Systems, Reports and People, Improve plant profitability, Reduce Risk

  • Responsible to manage the overall Purchasing function inclusive of direct and indirect purchases; raw materials, purchased components, outside services, MRO, plant services and Tooling & Capital 
  • Management of Supplier Qualification, Requests for Quotes and/or Proposals, Negotiation of favorable contracts, Supplier Nomination & Sourcing, resolving commercial matters in a timely fashion and overall Supplier Management.
  • Ensures compliance with TS/IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 requirements and Martinrea Purchasing Policies and Procedures, legal obligations and import/export requirements and duties.
  • Communicates with multiple suppliers via the RFQ process to obtain pricing, availability and delivery at or below budget expectations, respecting and mirroring the requirements of our Customer's contract
  • Assembles detailed price and cost analysis to support negotiation and sourcing decisions
  • Supports the CAPEX request and approval process
  • Negotiates terms of contract, in adherence with Martinrea Policies and Procedures and in conjunction with Legal
  • Leads Technical and Commercial Design Competitions with cross-functional teams
  • Leads commercial management of Supplier, ensuring adherence to the contract and obtaining technical and commercial improvements to exceed the Corporate objectives
  • Attends and supports periodic management review meetings
  • Provides continual assessment of the business climate, market conditions, monitors supply risk, supplier health and develops countermeasures and contingency plans
  • Follows corporate strategies which maximize global synergies, reduce overall capital costs and material costs and improve throughput, quality and delivery performance. Co-manages Key Suppliers
  • Enforces 100% on-time delivery requirements, 100% on-time / on-budget launches while maintaining a positive contribution to quality, customer satisfaction and Company profitability
  • Represents the Company in an ethical manner, being firm, fair and professional at all times
  • Maintains a supplier rating system continuously evaluating supplier's delivery and quality performance
  • Supports new program builds, attends regular APQP meetings, follows new program readiness requirements
  • Achieves X% (X = Corporate objective set each year) net YOY continuous improvement / cost reductions
  • Ensures purchasing department maintains procurement records such as copies of quote packages and related quotes and evidence of negotiation according to P&P.
  • Ensure proper compliance with Customs requirements such as on-time completion of all Certificates of Origin and handling customs including reporting requested by our customers
  • Responsible to reduce obsolescence exposure by properly managing all build-outs and Engineering Changes
  • Ensure Buyers are properly preparing purchase orders, requisitions and quote requests and responsible to ensure the correct documentation is supplied to all suppliers such as terms and conditions and other related documentation
  • Analyzes departmental clerical and office procedures and practices, and studies work flow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to maximize efficiency of department.
  • Periodically visits suppliers to improve relations and assess their facilities in the areas of quality, financial stability and continuous improvement
  • Reduces Working capital through pursuing consignment / stocking agreements with Suppliers and negotiating payment terms meeting the minimum of Martinrea Standard Net 60 terms
  • Achieves OEM Minority Sourcing objectives
  • Initiates projects / reports that contribute to continuous improvement and prepares management reports as requested
  • 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 P&P


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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