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

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML’s expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.

About the Role

As a member of the Global Purchasing Organization, you will assist in the development and implementation of Purchasing Strategies according to Goals and Objectives and Commodity Roadmaps defined by the Global Commodity Director in conjunction with the Regional Commodity Lead. Regional / Divisional commodity responsibility for sourcing, sourcing decisions, negotiations and managing the supply base for a segment or group of suppliers in respect with purchasing policy, internal code of ethics, internal safety and environment rules.

To support our Global Purchasing Team in Europe we are searching for Strategic Commodity Buyer, EU (Plastics) (m/w/x) to join our team as soon as possible.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop successful Purchasing Strategies
  • Define of bidders list, conduct supplier negotiations, elaborate supplier recommendation for New Business Awards
  • Identify and implement savings by negotiating, resourcing, using VA/VE or new technologies, etc.
  • Be part of our escalation process by supporting the divisions in case of supplier escalations (shortages, commercial discussions, quality issues, etc.) and perform coordination activities between supplier and divisions
  • Evaluate potential of new suppliers
  • Elaborate target costing (OEM RFQ) for plastic parts in coordination with our Purchasing team
  • Identify and promote improvement on existing or new processes in Purchasing
  • Keep reporting updated of important KPIs and data
  • Conduct regular benchmarks and commercial negotiations in alignment with commodity strategy and divisions
  • Keep divisional buyers trained on commodity basics

Who we are looking for

  • 3-5 years’ progressive experience in the Purchasing field preferably in an automotive / manufacturing environment
  • Previous commodity experience including but not limited to Plastics mandatory and for Resisns appreciated
  • Experience and proven success in strategic and operational purchasing of direct and indirect materials
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, approximately 20% of the time
  • Excellent English skills mandatory
  • Advanced Excel skills appreciated
  • Ability to lead functionally and motivate team of divisional buyers
  • Excellent Communication skills for presenting to Top Management
  • Self-driven person who is always seeking for improvements out of the box
  • Positive attitude and ability to stay calm even in complicated situations

Your preferred qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, engineering, business, or related discipline

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

  • An internationally operating company in the automotive industry with strong growth
  • Interesting and challenging areas of responsibility with a lot of self-responsibility
  • Flexible working time arrangements including the option of mobile working
  • Regular performance reviews as well as a wide range of development opportunities and promotion perspectives
  • MAGNA’s equity and profit participation program
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Open and dynamic corporate culture as well as Christmas parties, summer parties, charitable commitment e.g. 6K for Water and Magna Matching Program

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.