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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5279

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jul 23, 2022

Procurement Project Lead

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Industrial Automation division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.

Major Duties

Technical liaison between suppliers, design engineers and Supply Chain to achieve project and departmental goals and objectives

Specific Responsibilities

•    Review vendor proposals and work with vendors to ensure the lowest cost compliant solution.  
•    Research and develop strategic relationships with vendors that strengthen ATS’ competitive edge. 
•    In conjunction with Engineering and Applications, develop technical specifications for custom vendor equipment. 
•    Maintain a focus on vendor technologies to enable low-cost design and facilitate a collaborative working relationship between design engineers and suppliers.
•    Establish and maintain the supply chain input to the Applications costing wizard.  
•    Provide third party equipment content for proposals generated within the Applications group. 
•    Research and source vendors for major 3rd party equipment required for each proposal. 
•    Develop procurement strategies and the material plan for each proposal.   These plans must focus on allowing ATS to provide the lowest cost compliant solution and its most competitive schedule. 
•    Support the development of engineering design methodology from a Supply Chain perspective to ensure successful execution through the supply chain.
•    Maintain a preferred parts list and use it to drive selection of common parts and design features across multiple projects.
•    Develops proposals and provides design support related to construction of CSA B51 and CSA N285.0 pressure boundary components within the ATS Certificate of Authorization as required.
•    Strictly follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures
•    Maintain regular product material cost metrics.
•    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.

Travel is required to both domestic and international customer locations

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with Health Canada-approved vaccines as a condition of employment prior to start date



•    A degree in engineering or an equivalent discipline; PMP certification is an asset



•    A minimum of five years of engineering design experience in a custom manufacturing environment, preferably in a mechanical design role.
•    Experience developing and applying a project material procurement plan. 
•    Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word and other MS Office software. 
•    Ability to effectively manage large data files derived from ERP systems.
•    Excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence at all organizational levels.
•    Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to interact in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
•    Good project management skills.

Why Join ATS?​

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

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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