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Magna International

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted March 8, 2023.


Job Number: 48918 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Heartlake 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BRAMPTON 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

The Buyer is responsible for the procurement and management of components for the front/ rear suspension assembly modules, related purchased and directed-buy components as well as production and prototype tooling for the components listed above. Additionally Buyer may be responsible for assigned MRO commodities.


**The successful candidate for this role will work at our new Magna Structures Heart Lake facility located in Brampton, ON**

Key Responsibilities


•    Develops and executes effective bidding, negotiation, and pricing strategies to provide the company with the best value in the market place for the dollars spent  in a manner that meets the budgets, policies, ethical standards and audit requirements of the company 
•    Prepares RFQ/Bid packages for diverse commodities including but not limited to Raw Material (Steel, Aluminum coil steel), Stampings, Fasteners, Sleeves, Aluminum Extrusions and Aluminum Castings, several major MRO related commodities etc…
•    Consult with internal Deco team in reviewing scope of work for RFQ process, supplier quote proposal and recommend supplier of choice based on quote analysis.
•    Supports on time delivery to help timely program completion, and help maximize the division profits
•    Continually work with Supply base to identify Cost Saving opportunities and strive to achieve Cost Saving targets assigned by Management.
•    Conducts activities in ERP System and other Information Systems to support purchasing 
•    Establishes solid multiple sources to ensure continuous supply and availability of purchased components and directed-buy components for production and prototype programs, and tooling for aforementioned programs to satisfy the need of all departments in the organization 
•    Participates in design reviews in conjunction with Design, Supplier Development, Tooling and Quality Engineers in order to ensure the successful launch of new products and tools
•    Ensures successful and timely implementation of approved engineering changes by closure of  all commercial issues with suppliers
•    Ensures ERP pricing modules have been maintained accurately and accordingly
•    Prepares, negotiates and executes all contracts according to the company policies and procedures, and in accordance with government regulations
•    Exercises ample expertise and flexibility to procure all emergency requirements in cooperation with requisitioning departments and other supporting segments in the organization to ensure project completion
•    Communicates effectively with all requisitioning departments, and arranges for proper and accurate information exchanges between originator and suppliers
•    Ensures that all applicable Provincial and Federal Tax Exemptions are claimed to the advantage of the company
•    Reconciles variances between Purchase Orders and Invoices (Price, Quantity,  Inco terms, Terms of Payment)
•    Reviews Trade Bulletins on a regular basis to provide awareness of market trends
•    Ensures purchase orders are entered in a timely manner
•    Supports the Supplier Quality Engineer with supplier audits of applicable suppliers as required
•    Maintains supplier files, purchase prices, price fluctuations and quality records 
•    Resolves material claims with suppliers
•    Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (i.e. TS16949, ISO14001)
•    Understands, promotes and lives by Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter
•    Adheres to the company’ s core values; integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness and loyalty
•    Performs other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Post-secondary Degree/Diploma
•    Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in Purchasing Department (Tier 1 Automotive Preferred)
•    Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, ERP Systems such as CMS, SAP, Trans4M)
•    Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
•    Good mathematical and problem solving skills
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Ability to work to meet deadlines and multiple demands
•    Ability to uphold confidentiality
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
•    Willingness to travel for training, meetings, and supplier visits (10% of travel) 
•    Availability for on call coverage, as required 
•    Willingness to work in an environment with exposure to elements such as temperature and noise

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.