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Purchasing Buyer

by Meridian Lightweight

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Feb 19, 2024
Meridian Lightweight

Job Description


Purchasing Buyer


About the job

This position is in-person and located in Strathroy, ON.


Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the incumbent is responsible to achieve planned budget, focused on tooling and capital & non-capital purchasing, secure the timely and economical delivery of tooling, capital & non-capital equipment & service.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing/Business administration or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a purchasing position
  • Experience in the automotive industry in a related purchasing, supply chain or engineering role would be an asset
  • SCMP Designation would be an asset, or working towards
  • Good verbal and written communication, negotiation in English
  • Computer knowledge is essential.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines, effectively handle pressure, and maintain good relations with suppliers
  • Able to use the tools of project management.
  • Solid understanding of Purchasing Terms & Conditions
  • An understanding of basic accounting, general business techniques, databases & contract law.


  • Plan and carry out all purchasing activities in the context of Capitals &Tooling to meet the requirements of two plants in terms of price, quality and delivery reliability.
  • Select the suppliers in the context of conducting sourcing projects, and the continuous support of the selected supplier base incl. reducing the costs, ensuring the supply quality and delivery performance of the suppliers which are based worldwide.
  • Execute of procurement market analysis for related industries or technologies.
  • Identify and buildup of new suppliers as well as optimization of existing supplier base in terms of cost reduction and performance improvement.
  • Request for quotation and cost comparison/analysis.
  • Negotiation and contract management.
  • Develop and execution of supplier strategies, incl. risk management.
  • Support in quality related topics such as technical discussions, parts release etc.
  • Close work and communication with the line of business department internal.
  • Manage the procurement of materials/supplies to ensure quality, cost, delivery requirements specifications are in the best interest of Meridian. Issue purchase orders from properly authorized requisitions

All positions at Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc support the safe production of quality magnesium castings. Meridian Lightweight Technologies is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements, for the purpose of accommodation under AODA, known to Human Resources when they are contacted for an interview.

We thank all those interested in the position however only those applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Salary: $60,800.00-$75,000.00 per year



  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Store discount
  • Vision care
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