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ATS Company:  ATS Corporation
Requisition ID:  12328

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jul 20, 2024

Senior Buyer

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is ATS Life Sciences - We don’t follow the trends. We set them! 


Are you interested in being part of a team that makes a difference?  Join our growing ATS Life Sciences Systems team a division of ATS Corporation, a publicly traded global enterprise with a proud history, we are helping advance the future with our factory-wide automation solutions.  Within Life Sciences Systems, what we do matters – we custom design, build and service critical automated solutions for medical device and pharmaceutical companies. We are dedicated to assisting our customers in improving the quality of life for people around the world. When there is no room for error, and product failure is not an option, leading life sciences companies trust us to resolve their production challenges. 


Job Description

Reporting to the Purchasing Team Leader, the Senior Buyer will source, negotiate, and purchase a variety of commodities in accordance with departmental goals, objectives, and best practices. The Senior Buyer will also be involved in Purchase Order management – confirmations, expediting, problem resolution and processing NCR’s.


Responsibilities include:

· Process purchasing documentation (i.e., Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Cancellation Forms, and non-conforming product) in accordance with ATS policies and procedures.

· Track, monitor and maintain purchase order deliveries to drive on-time delivery to schedules.

· Communicate with, evaluate, and approve suppliers to ascertain their ability to meet company requirements, goals, and objectives.

· Negotiate prices, discounts, and delivery arrangements with suppliers.

· Perform on-going reviews of product, service, equipment, and expense usage to identify new opportunities for cost savings.

· Effective use of historical and other benchmarking data to ensure competitive pricing.

· Resolve invoicing discrepancies and approve for payment.

· Manage cost containment, product standardization, supplier consolidation and benchmarking reports, and other supply chain management strategies that maximize value while ensuring that ATS standards are maintained or enhanced.

· Act as 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.

· Maintain favorable Terms and Conditions for ATS



· A post-secondary diploma or degree in materials management or equivalent. Supply Chain Canada (or equivalent) designation is an asset.



- At least 5 years of vendor cost negotiation experience

- Experience managing a purchasing spend of at least $5 million

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in Purchasing (or equivalent)

· Experience in a custom manufacturing environment is an asset

· Advanced knowledge of MS Office software including Excel - pivot tables & VLOOKUP + Power Point - presentations

· Ability to interpret engineering drawings is an asset.

· Proven organizational and negotiation skills.

· Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

· Demonstrated problem solving and continuous improvement skills

· Demonstrated ability to interact in a team environment.

· Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives on a cross functional team

· Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, exercise sound judgment and work without direct supervision in a team environment.

· Highly motivated, customer-focused team player and innovator.

If you're excited about this role, but do not meet all the qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply

Why YOU should join our ATS Life Sciences Systems team: 

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. The best people want to work with the best team - the best teams are diverse and inclusive teams.  


What we do MATTERS - our Life Sciences projects contribute to improving the lives of people around the world! ATS has made a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030! 

INNOVATION and PROBLEM SOLVING is at our core - Our pursuit of continuous improvement in everything we do. Our focus is on building diverse teams, stimulating innovation by challenging conventional thinking, encouraging fresh ideas and promoting creative problem-solving   

We prioritize internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - ATS offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development – with a tuition reimbursement program, individual development programs and a commitment to promoting from within - there is space for you to grow your career at ATS! 
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, 4% RRSP matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program 
A place to BELONG: We celebrate our differences and ensure that all employees have equal opportunities for growth and development. We believe that diversity of thought, background, and experiences is essential for our success and innovation.   

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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