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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3949

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Sep 8, 2021

Project Procurement Lead

ATS Life Sciences Chicago is a fast paced, exciting and progressive company experiencing incredible growth! We are currently looking for reliable, ambitious and hardworking employees to join our team. As a company, we pride ourselves on building a culture that values employees and promotes innovation, diversity, excellence in communication and commitment to personal/professional growth. Join our team and you will find we advocate a healthy working environment and opportunities to experience the rewards of contributing to a proactive and competent team. 

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



  • Populate Job Order structure in the ERP System accurately and in a timely manner
  • Research and analyze previous jobs materials spend activity to accurately forecast new budgets for quoting efforts
  • Develop new technical sources to suit business requirements
  • Accurately and successfully organize material spend plan for the back end PPL
  • Perform procurement duties as required by Supply Chain operations team
  • Analyze and develop costed BOM’s for build to print opportunities
  • Obtain firm quotations for all long lead/high cost items for new design opportunities
  • Identify and approve new suppliers that are proposed in the quoting phase for new designs and build to print opportunities
  • Provide detailed analysis and reporting in collaboration with Project Procurement Lead – Back End to actively monitor and manage proposed budget from job order kick off to actual job order spend
  • As a key member of new product design teams, advise the project regarding supplier capabilities to achieve lowest cost compliant solutions.
  • Understand the product from initial design and provide early input regarding ease and cost of supply.
  • Maintain a focus on vendor technologies to enable low cost design and facilitate a collaborative working relationship between design engineers and suppliers.
  • Engage suppliers early in the project life to gain their appropriate input into product solutions. 
  • 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.
  • Devise and implement a project procurement plan.
  • Ensure that project parts delivery needs are met in a timely manner through all project phases.
  • Maintain regular product material cost metrics for each project and achieve project cost requirements.
  • Maintain ISO 13485:2003 Certification requirements.
  • Other non-specific duties may be required to meet business objectives.


  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline. PMP certification is an asset.
  • A minimum of five years of manufacturing engineering experience 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.
  • Good project management skills.

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 Life Science Chicago division at ATS. 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 throughout the world.  We want you to be a part of our TEAM!!!  Watch us work here! 


Work in an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.


Benefits ATS Life Sciences Chicago offers:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental vision and employee assistance program)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility
  • 401k with employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Fitness membership reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer day off
  • Fully climate-controlled environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • And more!

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