Martinrea International Inc.
  • 17-Dec-2018 to 15-Feb-2019 (EST)
  • Springfield
  • Springfield, TN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match, Short term disability coverage, Safety shoe & prescription safety glasses reimbursement, Supplier Discounts, and Training Opportunities

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.


Required Qualifications/ Education Requirements:


  • Post-secondary diploma preferred in the following, or equivalent work experience
    • Business Administration
    • Materials Management
  • Certified Professional Purchaser, or 5 years direct technical and commercial purchasing experience, specializing in automotive manufacturing preferred.


Desired Skills

  • 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:

  • The employee must maintain an excellent attendance record, which is defined as being at work all the time and on time.
  • Ability to read and follow work instructions.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and with a minimum direction;
  • Ability to work in a team environment, and be both a team player and a team leader;
  • Respecting and understanding the Customer/ Supplier Relationship.
  • Ability to apply understanding of details but simple written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving many variables in different situations.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:  

  • 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;
  • Obtain bid proposals and negotiates contracts and lease agreements within budget and within guidance of Material Manager and corporate standard.
  • Follows protocol within IATF 16949 and ISO 14001:2015 requirements and Martinrea Purchasing Policies and Procedures;
  • Escalates issues from suppliers to Materials Manager and corporate standard;
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with supplier for resolution;
  • Work with under-performing suppliers to improve, or locate alternate supplier with Materials Manager;
  • Performs supplier audits;
  • Prepares purchase orders and quote requests and responsible to ensure the correct documentation is supplied to all vendors such as terms and conditions and other related documentation;
  • Serves as primary purchasing resource for prototypes and trials supporting new programs to be aligned by direction of Materials Manager;
  • Presents cost savings to Materials Manager weekly;
  • CRMS 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;
  • Abide by all company policies including, but not limited to the following; Health & Safety, Quality & Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, Martinrea Employee Handbook, and Martinrea Purchasing Policies and Procedures;



Effort/ Physical Demands/ Working Conditions:

  • Constant communication with employees, peers, and management.
  • Frequent distractions and interruptions
  • Multiple demands in a challenging and fast paced- team orientated environment
  • Noisy environment
  • Overtime as required.
  • Office, Plant floor
  • Travel as required


Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Compliance with Occupational safety sections of Act.
  • Must report all accidents and near misses to your Supervisor
  • 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.
  • Must wear all designated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Back-up Duties:

  • Perform other duties as required



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