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Advanced Purchasing Buyer, Multimatic Ride Dynamics

Location: Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions, East Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada

Posted: July 24th, 2018

Position Overview:

Multimatic Ride Dynamics is looking for an Advanced Purchasing Buyer to coordinate all purchasing activities between suppliers and all areas of organization, improve company profitability through the development of Suppliers and VAVE activities, and purchase materials to support company needs in accordance with company policies, customer specifications, provincial and federal laws and regulations.

Plant Address:

Multimatic Ride Dynamics 
1183 Ringwell Drive
Newmarket, Ontario
Canada L3Y 8T8

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct, and control activities related to the Advance Purchasing function with the objective of optimizing the total cost of purchases, while selecting the optimal capable source to support the program in all areas.
  • Prepare all quote and detail data to analyze a make/buy divisional decision
  • Track the cost model for Purchased components and Materials as applicable
  • Negotiates the best possible price
  • Assist in development of a strategic supply chain
  • Assist in analysis of new trends in market & technology
  • Supports quote process to customer and works with Engineering, Program Management, and Group Purchasing at early stage of Program definition
  • Responsible to processing design changes requests and be a part of the change management team
  • Work with other buyers, SQE, and management to continuously develop the supplier base using tools such as VA/VE and long term agreements.
  • Maintain supplier relationships that are both productive and mutually beneficial while continually searching for and re-negotiating cost savings on new sourcing opportunities, with current and / or new suppliers
  • Ensure suppliers respond appropriately to the program management and Plant requirements including issues of delivery, cost or quality
  • Responsible to prepare nomination letters, long term agreements, and Purchase Orders

Education and/or Experience:

  • Completion of a University Degree in an Engineering discipline preferred or equivalent.
  • Professional designation in either Materials or Purchasing ( i.e. SCMP, CPIM, PLog) preferred. Additional experience may be substituted for some of the above
  • Several years (5+) purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment that may be similar to the automotive industry
  • Experience in Damper products and systems preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Suppliers resulting in benefits to the organisation. 
  • Previous Supplier Development experience will be an asset
  • Good working knowledge of Purchasing and MRP systems
  • Excellent problem solving techniques and methods
  • Superior technical, negotiation, and “soft” communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees both within the organisation and with; customers, suppliers, sub-contractors, engineers, etc
  • Computer skills in the area of Word processing, Spreadsheets, databases and Project Management

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a friendly work environment.  Learn more about us at www.multimatic.com

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume. We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.