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Company: MARTINREA International Inc.
Location: Riverside
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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!

Job Summary: Responsible for Negotiating Contracts for Bill of Materials (BOM) related purchases such as Raw Materials, Purchased Components and Outside Services. Responsible to manage the supply base with a focus on Quality, Cost Optimization, Continuous Improvement and On-Time Delivery, meeting all required KPI's.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Post-Secondary Diploma preferred in the following:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Administration

  • 5+ Years of Experience Direct Material Purchasing Experience
  • Able to work in a fast paced automotive manufacturing environment
  • Experience negotiating complex contracts with suppliers
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Strong Communicator both Written and Orally
  • Experience in MRP systems. CMS/Epicor or AS400 a plus
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)

Essential Functions:

  • Execute strategies for Purchasing KPIs including but not limited to cost savings, payment terms, and supplier inventory on consignment programs in accordance with Supply Chain Manager & business unit targets
  • Able to conduct complex sourcing analyses based on supplier quotes to recommend the best suppliers to award business to
  • Ability to manage a diverse deck spend for cost savings opportunities
  • Negotiate favorable supply contracts with key suppliers in accordance with business unit targets
  • Source new Suppliers in collaboration with the Business Unit and Corporate; Request Quotations, Analyze data, Negotiate pricing and payment terms, present analysis to Management for approval
  • Responsible for sourcing & resourcing activity within the plant and presenting to plant Supply Chain Manager for approval
  • Execute commodity and supplier strategies developed by the BU lead
  • Manage and lead OPEX cost savings
  • Lead and Participate in Corporate Purchasing Initiatives
  • Lead purchasing related launch activities to support new business awards as required
  • Support Program Management new business pre-launch Stage Gate meetings and ensure deliverables are completed on time on cost and to specification
  • Work with under-performing suppliers to improve, or locate alternate supplier
  • Ensure Purchasing Department maintains adequate procurement records such as copies of quotes, approves non-matching invoices for payment
  • Initiates and facilitaites VA/VE meetings with MREA Manufacturing/Engineering and partner suppliers
  • Achieve goals and objectives that are set out each year by the Supply Chain Manager
  • Support APQP Meetings as required
  • Prepares reports as needed by the Supply Chain Manager
  • Ensure Compliance with Martinrea's Purchasing Policies and Procedures
  • Other responsibilities as defined by the Supply Chain Manager based on business needs
  • Abide by all Company polices including, but not limited to the following: Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, and the Martinrea Employee Handbook

Work Environment:

  • Office Environment and Plant Floor (PPE required)

Physical Demands:

  • Effectively communicate with team members, peers, and management
  • Travel Required 10%

Health and Safety:

  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company and plant rules, policies and procedures
  • Must use or wear Personal Protective Equipment and certain clothing as required by the Company


  • Working in a great team environment
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Safety shoe and prescription safety glasses reimbursement
  • Supplier discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities

Job Type: Full Time Salaried

Martinrea International Inc. is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please notify us if you are contacted for a job interview.

Keywords: MARTINREA International Inc., Kansas City , Buyer, Other , Riverside, Kansas

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