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Purchasing Agent

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Magna International Inc

Piedmont, SC

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Job Introduction The individual is responsible to identify, initiate, negotiate, control and maintain external national and international sources to deliver uninterrupted material and service needs for the entire organization, within the boundaries of an established mandate. The position level (Purchasing Agent) is based on skills, knowledge, abilities, experience, education and certification(s). The Purchasing Agent is responsible to ensure that the Customer, People, and Investor goals are balanced and met. Major Responsibilities The individual shall conduct themselves in a manner that reflects honor, integrity and trust, promotes the core values and professionalism of the organization, and complies with the Magna Charter (employees, customers and shareholders). The individual must be self motivated, self starting, self monitoring to ensure the continuous supply and availability of all assigned production & maintenance materials, parts, chemicals, tooling, MRO, capital equipment, protective equipment, office supplies & equipment, services and\/or other items to satisfy the needs of all departments in the organization in accordance to an established mandate. Detailed tasks include, but are not limited to; \u2022Together with appropriate departments, compile the Bid Package (description, specification, performance indicators, targets, drawings, designs, Terms and Conditions, etc.)RFQ, RFP, RFO; \u2022Prepare\/Release Approved supplier List (Identify and manage potential and existing industry sources, facilitate relevant validations such as audits, background checks, site visits and supplier presentations); \u2022Solicit bids and compile recommendations and conduct\/participate the negotiation phase; \u2022Lead negotiations and conclude contract establishment (Master Purchase Orders) in a timely manner; \u2022Monitor performance delivery forecasts and takes action where required; \u2022Reconcile variances between Purchase Order and invoice. \u2022Perform other duties as required. On an ongoing basis, the individual is responsible to: \u2022Facilitate disputes between the Supplier and the organization; \u2022Monitor markets and forecast appropriate changes that affect pricing, delivery and quality, compile relevant actions and recommendations to minimize negative market conditions and capitalize on positive market trends; \u2022Identify and capitalize continuously cost savings opportunities; \u2022Identify, validate and introduce process and product innovation from the supply industry into the organization; \u2022Monitor Supplier Performance and take actions where required; \u2022Monitor changing market conditions and perceptions and introduce relevant actions in the organization (diversity, environmental policy, corporate citizenship, etc). \u2022Fulfill special projects and campaign assignment tasks and duties as assigned from time to time. Knowledge and Education Bachelors Degree; or Purchasing Certification Certificate of C.P.M. and\/or CPSM as issued by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) with two years of purchasing experience and obtain least two years experience and displayed knowledge & positive performance in the relevant purchased commodities, products and or services. Skills and Competencies Personnel shall be competent to perform their job function based on appropriate education, training, skills, and experience. Detailed training and competency requirements are defined in the specific Training & Competency Matrix for each functional area. Competency evaluation is through various sources including, but not limited to, process performance, performance appraisal, and competency testing, as appropriate. COMMUNICATION SKILLS Proficient in: \u2022Reading, analyzing and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and or governmental regulations; \u2022Writing reports, business correspondence, and RFQs, RFPs, and RFIs; \u2022Presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; \u2022Leading discussions, public speaking, meetings, presentations and forums; \u2022Electronic Communication Means (telephone, e-mails, video conferencing, web conferencing, etc); MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Proficient in: \u2022Mathematical concepts, \u2022Concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, \u2022Standard Costing Techniques. \u2022Metric and imperial measurement systems. Ability to work with: \u2022Financial transactions and concepts, \u2022Statistical analyses. REASONING ABILITY Proficient in: \u2022Specification and Problem definition, data collection, fact determination, drawing valid conclusions, and formulating clear recommendations, \u2022Quick interpretation and formulation of argument, counter opinion and factual statement for negotiation conclusion. Ability to: \u2022Recognize purchasing opportunities \u2022Lead Teams and Manage Business Units \u2022Assist in Training\/Mentoring \u2022Deal with several abstract and concrete variables Work Environment \u2022Office Environment; 70% sitting at desk; 30% walking. \u2022Occasional business travel may be a requirement.

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Magna International Inc
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We are a leading global automotive supplier with 321 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. We have over 159,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and world class manufacturing. We have complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing expertise, as well as product capabilities which include body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, active driver assistance, vision, closure and roof systems and have electronic and software capabilities across many of these areas. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit our website at

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