Role details

Senior Buyer

East Gwillimbury   •   CA$70,000 - CA$85,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Automotive Buyer
  • Metal Procurement North of GTA

About Our Client

Our Client is a leading global Automotive manufacture

Job Description


  1. Negotiate price and delivery for assigned commodities and services. Source business through the sourcing council process and issue purchase orders, or contracts for them; subject to the authorization of the General Manager where required.
  2. Implement and assist in defining the global commodity strategies at the division.
  3. Evaluates supplier quotes to obtain best value for all purchases on behalf of the company.
  4. Identify and create cost reduction ideas and implement with support of cross functional teams.
  5. Effectively prioritize tasks and can work well in a demanding environment
  6. Manage the day to day purchasing operations / supplier interactions and cooperate with other departments on purchasing related tasks.
  7. Resolves supplier issues, price increase requests, quality and shipment issues.
  8. Work in compliance with ISO 14001 / TS16949 standards. Maintain due diligence in regard to environmental matters, minimize any potentially harmful accidents and work in compliance with ISO 14001. Follow the environmental guidelines for aspects as outlined in the job training requirements.
  9. Works in compliance with all legislative requirements of the OHSA and is accountable for specific Health & Safety responsibilities, as outlined under "Safety & Environmental Responsibilities.
  10. Data entry and report generation for APQP purposes; e.g. customer and department purchase orders, quoting, FSS cost tracking, engineering changes, launch tracker, etc…
  11. Administration of customer resale programs and database systems as required.
  12. Work with Global launch team and program manager to manage new program launches.
  13. Allocate responsibilities to junior buyer and assist as required.
  14. Perform other duties as determined by the Purchasing Manager.

Key Relationships:

  1. GENERAL MANAGER: Provides guidance, supervision and advice on all aspects of the job with special attention to company goals, budgets and policies. Provides required final approval for major purchased materials commitments and all capital expenditures.
  2. PURCHASING MANAGER: provides direct supervision, guidance and advice on all aspects of the job with particular attention to production materials related issues.
  3. DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: The incumbent provides advice or information on cost and pricing trends, availability, sourcing, customs or duty, technical specifications and applications, or any other applicable information as may be required by management to assist in making proper and efficient supervisory or operational decisions.
  4. FINANCE/ACCOUNTING: Exchange costing, information with regards to all customer purchase orders and outstanding issues.
  5. ACCOUNT MANAGER/CUSTOMER CONTACTS: Communicates customer requests as outlined above.
  6. MATERIALS/PRODUCTION/SHIPPING: Provides information and follow-up for sample/prototype and other shipments as required.

The Successful Applicant


  1. Completion of a Community College Diploma or a University Degree. A professional designation in either Materials or Purchasing ( i.e. CPIM; C.P.P.; Plog). Additional experience may be substituted for some of the above.
  2. Five to Seven years purchasing experience in an automotive environment.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with Suppliers resulting in benefits to the organization.
  4. Good working knowledge of Purchasing, MRP systems and APQP / quality tools.
  5. Excellent problem solving techniques and methods.
  6. Performs functions with a high degree of ur
  7. Ability to interact with all levels of employees both within the organization and with; customers, suppliers, sub-contractors, engineers, etc.
  8. Computer skills in the area of Word processing, Spreadsheets, databases and Project Management.
  9. Strong organizational skills / logical thinker

What's on Offer

Strong base salary, plus bonus

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