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MRO Buyer

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

Posted: April 30th, 2019


Position Overview:

The Multimatic Mechanisms Group manufactures high quality, closure hardware systems for all vehicle applications. With facilities in North America and Europe, and representation in all major markets, the Multimatic Mechanisms Group is a world-class full service supplier providing stamped, profile, cast and forged hinge systems for all applications including door, hood, trunk, lift gate/deck-lid and sliding doors and closure checking, assist and power devices. 

Multimatic Mechanisms is looking for a MRO Buyer that will report to the Group Purchasing Manager, and will be responsible to administer all MRO requirements and activities to support Production, Maintenance, Plant 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.

Plant Address:

Multimatic Mechanisms
300 Basaltic Road
Concord, ON L4K 4Y9

Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Determine business requirements related to production, maintenance, tooling spares, assembly spares, facilities maintenance and office supplies.
    2. 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.
    3. Establish, negotiate and document annual service supply contracts in accordance with the 3 quote business practices.
    4. Recommend sources for blanket order issuance in accordance with the approved source council business protocols.
    5. Support Inventory control of central stores items securing contracts that ensure limited inventory carrying costs that safeguards against the loss of production due to MRO part shortages.
    6. Provide accurate documentation to the divisions for the purposes of issuing spot buy PO’s, annual contract blanket PO’s and one time immediate requirement PO’s.
    7. Deliver cost reductions on an ongoing basis in accordance with the annual budget targets.
    8. Document in centrally accessible e-files all supplier contracts, pricing and service agreements relevant to the day to day business. 
    9. Support entry of orders and new parts in (M2K) and categorize by location number, bin number and internal division part number.
    10. Benchmark on a regular basis key, high use large dollar items.
    11. Verify MRO inventory levels in coordination with the divisions for all spare components including oils and greases in warehouse. Support order replenishment of stocks to maintain min/max levels as appropriate.
    12. 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.
    13. Collate EMS permit to work information for all current and new suppliers and add information onto relevant spread sheet
    14. Knowledge of SAP systems is required
    15. Work in a safe manner at all times.
    16. Adopt and practice Kaizen Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. Participate in Kaizen and GEAR activities.
    17. Negotiate and submit Purchase Order to suppliers following approval process.
    18. Establish price reductions with consumable suppliers in accordance with company budget targets and demands to exceed goals.

Education and Experience:

    1. College Diploma, or in the process of attaining a recognized purchasing designation (PMAC, APICS CPIM) preferred.
    2. 3 years’ experience in strategic supply chain management, purchasing/procurement preferably in an automotive manufacturing environment
    3. Coordinate various supply chain/procurement projects amongst various stakeholders that include corporate teams, plant teams, suppliers and customers.
    4. Ability to extract, understand and analyze financial data.
    5. The ability to read and understand engineering drawings
    6. A good understanding of manufacturing process, such as stamping, forging, molding, machining, electronics, etc.
    7. Ability to develop positive relationships with internal functional groups, suppliers and customers.
    8. Ability to negotiate contracts and agreements.
    9. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
    10. Multi-tasker who can respond to challenges in a timely manner
    11. Organized and detail-oriented.
    12. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Suite, MRP systems) and willing to learn new tools and systems to improve performance.


Closing date for applications is May 30th 2019

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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