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Purchasing Buyer

Company Name:
Cosma International
##### Company Introduction
This position is for Drive Automotive, a division of Cosma International.
Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, is one of the world's premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible.
Drive Automotive is a stamping facility located in Piedmont, South Carolina. It is an approximately one million square feet facility with approximately 1000 associates working in stamping and assembly.
##### 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 (Buyer) is based on skills, knowledge, abilities, experience, education and certification(s).
The Buyer 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 motivated, self starting, self monitoring to shall ensure the continuous supply and availability of all 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;
Together with appropriate departments, compile the Bid Package (description, specification, performance indicators, targets, drawings, designs, Terms and Conditions, etc.)RFQ, RFP, RFO;
Prepare/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);
Solicit bids and compile recommendations and participate the negotiation phase;
Lead negotiations and conclude contract establishment (Master Purchase Orders) in a timely manner;
Monitor performance delivery forecasts and takes action where required;
Reconcile variances between Purchase Order and invoice.
Perform other duties as required.
On an ongoing basis, the individual is responsible to:
Facilitate disputes between the Supplier and the organization;
Monitor 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;
Identify and capitalize continuously cost savings opportunities;
Identify, validate and introduce process and product innovation from the supply industry into the organization;
Monitor Supplier Performance and take actions where required;
Monitor changing market conditions and perceptions and introduce relevant actions in the organization (diversity, environmental policy, corporate citizenship, etc).
Fulfill special projects and campaign assignment tasks and duties as assigned by management 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). A Purchasing Certification Certificate is preferred.
##### Work Environment
Office Environment; 70% sitting at desk; 30% walking.
Frequent business travel is a requirement.
Group: Cosma International
Division: Drive Automotive
State/Province/County: South Carolina
City: Piedmont
Job Type: Regular

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