Our client located near Woodbridge, Ontario has an immediate opening for a Senior Buyer.

Pay Rate: $105-120k


  • 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
  • Issue purchase orders and price updates in the system
  • 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
  • Facilitate the “Supplier Request for Change” process (SRC)
  • Work with Material Control communicating lot quantities and/or purchasing agreements which affect component releases


  • 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 molding, metal stampings, powder metal, material control, MRP system
  • Must understand engineered component drawings typical of current automotive industry standards
  • Negotiation skills


Please submit resumes to chris@halliwellconsulting.com including salary expectations and availability.

Job Number – 2154