Magna International
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Detroit, MI, USA
Hybrid

Buyer (Purchasing) Summer Intern

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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
Magna is more than one of the world's largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company built to innovate, with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team. With 65+ years of expertise, our ecosystem of interconnected products combined with our complete vehicle expertise uniquely positions us to advance mobility in an expanded transportation landscape.
About the Role
This position will support the Purchasing Commodity and Operational teams in managing Suppliers from the inception of the RFQ process through the award of production programs, into start of production and finally through serial production. The goal of this role is to provide experience in the day-to-day life of a Buyer that will prepare the selected student for a future career in Purchasing.
Your Responsibilities
Support the commodity and operational purchasing team to manage Magna Lighting's Supply including:

  • Preparation of RFQ packages / Analysis of supplier quotations.
  • Participate and help develop sourcing decisions based on negotiated cost, quality, delivery and financial stability.
  • Support buyers to drive supplier cost savings through on-going negotiations with the commodity buyers and help to drive value-add, value engineering (VAVE) initiatives.
  • Work with internal customers and external suppliers to aid in resolving supplier quality and/or delivery issues as they arise.
  • Maintain purchasing records, process requisitions and update management on status of orders.
  • Support to create Supplier Requested Engineering Changes through Change Process System for purchasing group.
  • Responsiblity for administrative and financial related tasks which pertain to the purchasing group.


Other special projects as assigned by purchasing management.
Who we are looking for
Education / Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Currently Attending a College or University


Special Knowledge / Skills:

  • Proficient Computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Professional Communication skills (written and verbal)


Physical Demands:

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.


Your preferred qualifications
Some related experience preferred
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
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.
Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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What are Magna International Perks + Benefits

Magna International Benefits Overview

At Magna, our employees are at the center of what we do. It’s a priority to protect the health of our people and our business and we do this in a variety of ways. We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, disability, life insurance, FSA, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), pet insurance, auto/home insurance, wellness programs and much more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Hybrid work model
Summer hours
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences

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