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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  8004

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Nov 25, 2022


Join our globally growing team at ATS Industrial Automation where we create complex automation solutions at the highest level that sustainably impact lives around the world. 


At ATS, a publicly traded global company with a proud 40-year history, we help drive the future with our factory-wide automation solutions. At ATS Industrial Automation, what we do matters - both to our customers and to their customers. With 600 skilled employees around the world, we design, build and service mission-critical automated assembly and test solutions for mobility, nuclear and specialty automation. Our customers are leaders in their industries and rely on us to deliver what we promise - on time and on budget.  Combined with our broad product portfolio, financial strength and global presence, we provide our customers with the best automation solutions wherever and whenever they need them. 

Major Duties

Sourcing and purchasing of a variety of commodities in accordance with the Principles of Buying to achieve departmental goals and objectives.

Specific Responsibilities

•    Processes Purchasing documentation (ex. Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Cancellation Forms, Continual Improvement Reports) in accordance with ATS Policy and Procedures.
•    Track, monitor, and maintain Purchase Order deliveries and liaise with Production Coordinators to administer changes with minimal impact to production schedules.
•    Expedites problems with suppliers and vendors regarding costs, quality, quantity and delivery of goods purchased.
•    Communicates with and evaluates vendors to ascertain their ability to meet company requirements, goals, and objectives.
•    Negotiates prices, credit terms, discounts and delivery arrangements with suppliers.
•    Keeps informed of new sources of supply for materials and services.
•    Performs on-going review of product, service, equipment, and expense usage to identify new opportunities for cost savings.
•    Resolves invoicing discrepancies and presents to Senior Buyer for approval
•    Effective use of historical and other bench marking data to ensure competitive pricing.
•    Assist Senior Buyers and Buyers with special projects and/or tasks as required.  
•    To be a key resource for ATS staff by assisting in the research and development of products, service and equipment alternatives, initiation and follow-up of evaluations, requests for quotation and other day to day procurement.
•    Adhere to all ISO procedures and departmental policies and procedures.
•    Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
•    Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.




A post secondary diploma or degree in purchasing or equivalent.  Member of Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is an asset.



•    One to two years purchasing experience in a custom manufacturing environment.
•    Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word and other MS Office software.
•    Theoretical and hands on knowledge of purchasing and material planning concepts.
•    Proven organizational, negotiation, communication, and problem solving skills.
•    Ability to interpret Engineering drawings is an asset
•    Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.
•    Ability to interact in a team environment.

Join our ATS Industrial Automation Team because:

  • We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower and energize our people.
  • We’ve got GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our treat days, free gourmet coffee beverages, employee referral bonus and onsite cafeteria.
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, Employee Incentive Bonus program, comprehensive health and dental benefits including Lifestyle Spending Account, RRSP matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development. Ask about our tuition reimbursement program and our commitment to promoting from within.


ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.



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