Purchasing Manager in Brampton, Ontario


Purchasing Manager

Job Number: 64860

Group: Cosma International

Division: Cosma International Group Office

Job Type: Permanent/Regular


Brampton, ONTARIO, CA, L6R 4C8

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Job Number: 64860

Group: Cosma International

Division : Cosma International Group Office

Job Type: Permanent/Regular

Location: BRAMPTON

Work Style:

About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.

Forward. For all.

Group Summary

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.

About the Role

The successful candidate must be capable and possess proven leadership in contract management, negotiations, procurement and supply chain management in support of Cosma North America Purchasing goals and objectives.

The position will be responsible to negotiate, analyze, manage and execute contracts as they pertain to Coma North America. The role will support operating facilities within the Cosma North America and will establish strong, consistent supplier management processes, and practices for key commodities supporting the success of the organization.

Your Responsibilities

• The position is responsible for coordinating cost reduction initiatives, supply chain management, contract management, legal compliance, supplier risk management and executing cross divisional initiatives encompassing common commodities while driving positive results to support Cosma International.

• Cultivate strong collaborative Procurement teams at the Divisions, support and mentor as appropriate, sharing best practices to maximize purchasing plans, facilitate and improve the sourcing process (policies, strategies, analysis, nomination, etc.), defend against price increases, supplier exits and legal issues.

• Create and implement purchasing initiatives to meet and exceed Divisional and Group cost reduction objectives established by Cosma International, working with other regions and other Magna Groups where necessary. Provide quarterly reports as requested.

• Develop preferred suppliers in key commodities and identify new sources as necessary to maintain a robust supply base to drive improvements in Delivery, Quality, Service, Technology and Cost.

• Work with Magna on Supplier Risk Management and represent Cosma N/A purchasing when necessary.

• Manage rebate agreements and facilitate collection.

• Perform other duties as required including occasionally support of divisions on site.

Who we are looking for

• University Degree and/or Community College graduate in field of Engineering, Business Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management

• +10 years of purchasing experience in the automotive industry

• Supply Chain Management designation is preferred but not required (SCMP, SPSM, CPP, CPPM, CGPP, CPPC)

• Strong knowledge of purchasing related laws and regulations within the Canadian, USA and Mexico Markets

• General knowledge in Accounting & Finance, Marketing and Logistics

• Strong process and product knowledge

• Proficiency in English business acumen (verbal, written), additional language skills an asset

Your preferred qualifications

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

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Competitive health, dental, and mental health benefits

  • Company performance bonus

  • RRSP match

  • Hybrid work environment

  • Opportunities for growth and development

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.

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