Martinrea International Inc.
  • 08-Nov-2018 to 07-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Alfield
  • Vaughan, 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 

Knowledge and Skills (Education):

  • Post Secondary Diploma preferred in the following:
    • Business Administration
    • Materials Management
  • Certified Professional Purchaser, or 5 years direct production, technical and commercial purchasing experience, specializing in automotive manufacturing
  • Automotive experience in a repetitive manufacturing environment is critical.
  • 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

Major Accountabilities:

  • 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
  • Daily review of production requirements to ensure schedules are maintained
  • Review MRP weekly and work with supplier to meet production requirements
  • Correspondence as required with Customer Resale programs
  • Negotiate or oversee the negotiation of purchase contracts
  • Responsible to ensure the correct documentation is supplied to all vendors such as terms and conditions and other related documentation
  • Responsible for the identification and development of new sources of supply
  • Visit suppliers at least once per year to improve relations and assess their facilities in the areas of quality, financial stability and continuous improvement
  • 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
  • Responsible to work with Quality to ensure that all material claims with suppliers are resolved in a reasonable amount of time
  • 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, and Martinrea Employee Handbook
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable codes, standards and legislation including Environmental Legislation, O. Reg 851 for Industrial Establishments, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (with emphasis on Section 28, (1) (a)-(d), (2) (a)-(c)).
  • Ensure compliance with Martinrea's Purchasing Policies and Procedures

Working Conditions:

  • 90% Office environment, 10% Plant floor (PPE required)

Decision Making and Authority:

  • On a functional level this role oversees:
    • Purchasing Clerk
  • Authority of decisions:
    • Follow specific work procedures
    • Authority to identify priorities of work routines and act accordingly;
  • Recommendations:
    • Quality, Safety and efficiencies
  • Quantitative Measurements:
    • Amount of steel to be purchased
    • Amount of vendors
    • Cost savings generated per annum

Back-up Duties:

  • Perform other duties as required

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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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