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MRO and Logistics Buyer-Corporate

Location: MULTIMATIC MECHANISMS GROUP OFFICE, Concord, Ontario, Canada

Posted: July 6th, 2022

Scope of Position:

Administer all MRO, Packaging, Logistics, Maintenance, Plant production and Office business demands. Creating standards across all global divisions driving synergy and teamwork resulting in a leveraged value add supply base. Develop and secure commercial contracts with suppliers ensuring the supply of cost effective quality product in a timely manner with no disruption to the day to day operations of the business.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Determine business requirements related to production, maintenance, tooling spares, assembly spares, facilities maintenance and office supplies
  • Develop a preferred supply base (reviewed annually) for common components that are consumed on a regular ongoing basis that are required to manage the business. Obtain prices via RFQ templates (E-mail) as requested.
  • Establish, negotiate and document annual service supply contracts in accordance with the 3 quote business practices for all categories
  • Recommend sources for blanket order issuance in accordance with the approved source council business protocols
  • Support Inventory control of central stores items securing contracts that ensure limited inventory carrying costs that safeguards against the loss of production
  • Provide accurate documentation to the divisions for the purposes of issuing spot buy PO’s, annual contract blanket PO’s
  • Deliver cost reductions on an ongoing basis in accordance with the annual budget targets
  • Document in centrally accessible e-files all supplier contracts, pricing and service agreements
  • Support entry of orders and new parts in (SAP) and categorize by location number and sites
  • Benchmark on a regular basis key, high use large dollar items
  • Verify MRO inventory levels in coordination with the divisions for all spare components including oils and greases in warehouse
  • Ensure suppliers provide as part of the contractual obligations items such as: MSDS sheets for any products ordered, work permits, insurances, waste disposal documentation etc.
  • Handling inbound and outbound freight quotes for Air/Ocean/Ground shipments, coordinate with customs, freight forwarder for all sites
  • Manage warehousing service, supplier selection and set up process on new projects for global sites.
  • Able to handle and coordinate Air/Ocean/Ground shipments globally including North America ,UK, Asia and Europe regions
  • Benchmark logistics and warehouse pricing on new programs and engage with supplier on best solutions for internal freight request
  • Knowledge of Commercial documents and customs process as per USMCA, BREXIT guidelines.
  • Work in a safe manner at all times
  • Adopt and practice Kaizen Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. Participate in Kaizen and GEAR activities
  • Follow all general and departmental procedures as indicated in the GENERAL PROCEDURES and position process maps
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work in compliance and conform to IATF16949 and ISO14001 standards


Essential Requirements

  • College Diploma, or in the process of attaining a recognized purchasing designation (PMAC, APICS CPIM) preferred
  • 3 years’ experience in strategic supply chain management, purchasing/procurement preferably in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Coordinate various supply chain/procurement projects amongst various stakeholders that include corporate teams, plant teams, suppliers and customers
  • Ability to extract, understand and analyze financial data
  • The ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • A good understanding of manufacturing process, such as stamping, forging, molding, machining, electronics, etc.
  • Good understanding of Logistics category and Incoterms
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with internal functional groups & suppliers
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and agreements
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Suite, SAP, MRP systems) and willing to learn new tools and systems to improve performance

Closing date for applications is August 6th 2022

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.
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