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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  8209

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  May 15, 2023

Procurement Project Lead

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


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.




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.


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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