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Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 7C3

Materials Specialist


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


Whitby, Ontario (Oshawa Plant)


As a member of the Materials team, the Material Specialist will be responsible for expediting delivery/receipt of production materials, thereby maintaining proper inventory levels.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Reviews daily schedules to examine for potential shortages and ensures continuous flow of material to production floor.
  • Prepares daily ship schedule for supplier as required.
  • Prepares daily listing on high risk items.
  • Follows up with suppliers and carriers and provides the required information.
  • Coordinates “hot” shipments with suppliers and carriers when shortages arise and follow-up on E.T.A including after hours.
  • Maintains accurate cumulative receipt check with all suppliers (weekly).
  • Advises receiving of E.T.A. on incoming material (daily).
  • Traces shipments, enters PTA’s in system and completes forms
  • Exchanges information with Expeditors, Production Supervisors, Production Control, and Materials Manager.
  • Maintains material check records, receiving error records, vendor changes, breakpoints (daily) MCR summary (monthly).
  • Checks B.O.Ms for identification of changes/errors when problems occur.
  • Initiate review of stock counts and change requirements as provided (daily).
  • Provides night coverage when required.
  • Establishes window times between suppliers, carriers, receiving departments.
  • Orders all post model service materials.
  • Generates labels for shop floor when required.
  • Ensures compliance with the following legislation: OHSA, WSIB, Human Rights, Employment Standards, and Labour Relations.
  • Performs any other duties as required in pursuance to the function of this position or as directed.
  • Recognizing and understanding the requirements of our internal and external customers and is dedicated to establishing the highest industry standards for quality, value, service & technology.
  • Ensures and understands compliance with harassment within the workplace towards others in the organization.


Advantages of working at Lear in the Materials group:

  • The opportunity to work in a brand-new facility implementing exciting changes and the opportunity to contribute to the start-up of a new plant.


Your Qualifications:

  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Planning, organization, time management and prioritization skills.
  • High attention to detail and task oriented.
  • Must be available to work scheduled overtime.


Bonus If You Have:

  • 3 years’ experience in a Materials function preferably within the manufacturing/ automotive industry.
  • Proven leadership abilities.
  • Post-Secondary Education or Experiential Equivalency.

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.