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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7714

Lewis Center, OH, US, 43035-9424

Date:  Sep 15, 2022

Procurement Project Lead

Job Description




The Procurement Project Lead will act as the technical liaison between suppliers, design engineers and Supply Chain to achieve project and departmental goals and objectives. 



•    Review vendor proposals and work with vendors and the project team to ensure the lowest cost compliant solution.  
•    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 model.  
•    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 job specific ADSS and use it to drive selection of common parts and design features across multiple projects.
•    Participate in kickoff meetings to communicate SC constraints and opportunities.
•    Coordinate engineering releases with purchasing team.
•    Monitor material spend to budget and provide accurate EAC to PM’s.
•    Monitor open orders and schedule deliveries to drive improved OTD.
•    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.





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




•    A minimum of five years’ experience working with/in engineering in a custom manufacturing environment.
•    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.
•    Candidate must have very strong ability to understand prints and relative machining costs.
•    Good project management skills.

Additional Information

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. 


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 flexible work schedules, employee events, free coffee beverages, employee referral program and safety shoe programs. 
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, company paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance, comprehensive health benefits, 401K matching program, Employee Incentive Bonus program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development, including tuition reimbursement programs and our commitment to promoting from within.

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