MRO Buyer

Martinrea International Inc. Shelbyville , KY 40065

Posted 1 week ago

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. We employ approximately 15,000 skilled and motivated people at manufacturing, engineering and technical centers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and China. Our business strategy leverages world-class technologies, motivated and talented people, and high-quality products.

Our Mission is to make people's lives better by:

  • Delivering outstanding quality products and services to our customers;

  • Providing meaningful opportunity, job satisfaction, and job security for our people;

  • Being positive contributors to our communities; and,

  • Providing superior long-term investment returns to our stakeholders.

Our strength is our people

We invite you to follow your dreams and explore a challenging and rewarding career at Martinrea.

The MRO Buyer will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, administering, and implementing supply agreements for MRO related commodities and services with a focus on cost savings. They will ensure continuity of supply at optimum cost and quality. The MRO Buyer will create long term vendor relationships that lead to optimal price reductions, best in class quality and on-time delivery performance. They will have excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • The MRO Buyer will maintain positive relationships with Suppliers/Vendors to fulfill all non-production related purchasing needs by ensuring accessibility of emergency parts, shorten lead times and finding alternatives as necessary.

  • They will negotiate on-going services and manage suppliers/vendors accordingly.

  • The MRO Buyer will source new suppliers/vendors; request quotations, analyze data, and negotiate pricing and payment terms.

  • They will resolve all issues with suppliers including quality, quantity, returns, and invoicing.

  • The MRO Buyer will initiate cost savings activities specific to the purchasing department and assist in the managing of those services. They will also manage MRO inventory and strive to keep it as lean as possible.

  • They will achieve annual cost reduction and commercial contract goals.

  • The MRO Buyer will manage the tool crib, ensuring the tool crib attendants keep the area safe, neat and clean at all times.

  • They will coordinate with other departments to analyze metrics for continuous improvement efforts.

  • The MRO Buyer will procure MRO supplies, tooling and services in accordance with purchasing procedures.

Required Education and Experience:

  • 3-4 years of experience with general MRO buyer product knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Proven success in negotiating contracts and strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong coordination and organizational skills

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Courses in inventory control are an asset


  • Working in a great team environment

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • 401K with company match

  • Short term and long term disability coverage

  • Safety shoe and prescription safety glasses reimbursement

  • Supplier discounts

  • Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities

Job Type: Full Time Salaried

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MRO Buyer

Martinrea International Inc.