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Production Buyer

Field: Purchasing
Location: Canada

Who is Litens?

We are a diverse group of talented people committed to creating solutions to problems and making the world a better place. We enhance and deliver both mechanical and electrified solutions that bring efficiency and sustainability to new heights. Founded in 1979, Litens has a proud history of being an innovative and highly respected company specializing in powertrain system engineering and component supply. Our history includes numerous achievements, many of which have been recognized through prestigious awards from our customers.

Experience a fulfilling and supportive environment where ingenuity is rewarded, collaboration is encouraged, and opportunities are readily available.

Why Join Litens?

Join the Litens Purchasing Team as a Production Buyer. At Litens, you can make an impact. We’ve purposefully cultivated a supportive and flexible environment that gives everyone the opportunity to succeed. Litens offers a competitive and people-first approach to compensation and benefits, and we are committed to provide balanced employment and advancement opportunities for everyone.

Our diversity is our source of strength. At Litens, we are committed to equal employment opportunity, and we value and welcome diversity. We respect employees’ rights for a safe and respectful workplace. Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

What will you do?

  • Ensure that component drawings contain all necessary information to quote (Material specification, finish specification and weights listed in the drawing)
  • Generate RFQ’s and review supplier quotes:
  • Analyze supplier cost break downs and identify gaps / opportunities
  • Compare quotations to previous revisions and understand cost variances
  • Negotiate tooling and piece price with suppliers, including future cost reduction commitments (LTA’s)
  • Identify drawing exceptions requested by suppliers in their quote responses and communicate with engineering for their review and approval
  • Actively participate in APQP cross-functional meetings as required
  • Recommend suppliers for sourcing of new products based on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and obtain consensus from the Sourcing Board Meeting when required
  • Conduct quoting and sourcing process utilizing PF (Global Litens RFQ software)
  • Issue purchase orders and price updates in the system
  • Execute global RFQ’s & negotiations for assigned commodities (if applicable) to leverage Litens purchased volume
  • Respond to Engineering change requests (ECO’s) and Customer request for quotes (CRQ’s) in a timely manner
  • Support Technical cost reductions and VAVE initiatives
  • Evaluate price increase requests, and negotiate with suppliers to avoid or minimize the cost impact for Litens
  • Facilitate the “Supplier Request for Change” process (SRC)
  • Work with Material Control communicating lot quantities and/or purchasing agreements which affect component releases


What will you bring?

  • College diploma or University degree in business or related field
  • Minimum 7 years estimating and purchasing experience in the automotive industry
  • Proficient using MS Office
  • General knowledge of machining, aluminum die casting, plastic injection moulding, metal stampings, powder metal, material control, MRP system
  • Must understand engineered component drawings typical of current automotive industry standards
  • Negotiation skills


Interested in this position?

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