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Martinrea is seeking applicants for a Direct Buyer at their facility in TUSCALOOSA, Alabama. Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems and aluminum products.


SALARY: $58K - $75K



  • Responsible for Negotiating Contracts, Purchasing Production Material and Managing Supply Base with focus on Quality, Cost Savings, CI, OTD
  • Execute strategies for Purchasing KPIs including but not limited to cost savings, payment terms, and supplier inventory on consignment programs in accordance with Supply Chain Manager & business unit targets
  • Able to conduct complex sourcing analyses based on supplier quotes to recommend the best suppliers to award business to
  • Ability to manage a diverse deck spend for cost savings opportunities
  • Negotiate favorable supply contracts with key suppliers in accordance with business unit targets
  • Source new Suppliers/Vendors; Request Quotations, Analyze data, Negotiate pricing and payment terms, present analysis to Management for approval
  • Responsible for sourcing & resourcing activity within the plant and presenting to plant Supply Chain Manager for approval
  • Execute commodity and supplier strategies developed by the BU lead
  • Manage and lead OPEX cost savings
  • Lead and Participate in Corporate Purchasing Initiatives (Xeeva, KSA, Vendor CI, DirectWorkx, etc.)
  • Lead purchasing related launch activities to support new business awards as required
  • Support Program Management new business pre-launch Stage Gate meetings and ensure deliverables are completed on time on cost and to specification
  • Work with under-performing suppliers to improve, or locate alternate supplier
  • Ensure Purchasing Department maintains adequate procurement records such as copies of quotes, approves non-matching invoices for payment
  • Initiates and facilitaites VA/VE meetings with MREA Manufacturing/Engineering and partner suppliers
  • Achieve goals and objectives that are set out each year by the Supply Chain Manager
  • Support APQP Meetings as required
  • Prepares reports as needed by the Supply Chain Manager
  • Ensure Compliance with Martinrea’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures
  • Other responsibilities as defined by the Supply Chain Manager based on business needs
  • Abide by all Company polices including, but not limited to the following: Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, and the Martinrea Employee Handbook


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Post-Secondary Diploma preferred in the following:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Administration
  • 5+ Years Experience Direct Material Purchasing Experience
  • Able to work in a fast paced automotive manufacturing environment
  • Experience negotiating complex contracts with suppliers
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Strong Communicator both Written and Orally
  • Experience in MRP systems.  CMS/Epicor or AS400 a plus  
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • Safety shoe and prescription safety glasses reimbursement.
  • Supplier discounts.
  • Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Should you have special needs that require reasonable accommodations, please notify AIDT at 334-280-4400 so proper arrangements can be made. For Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users, our number is 334-280-4475.