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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3881

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Apr 22, 2021

Senior Buyer

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 Senior Buyer will be responsible for sourcing and purchasing of commodity type and sub-contracted labor to achieve departmental goals and objectives.  Management of vendors for quality, on time deliveries, non-conformances, metrics aligned to company objectives, and risks associated with vendors or contractors.



  • Process purchasing documentation (i.e requisitions, purchase orders, cancellation forms, continual improvement reports) in accordance with ATS LS CHICAGO policies and procedures.
  • Track, monitor and maintain purchase order deliveries to drive on-time delivery to schedules.
  • Expedite purchase orders based on input from project teams.
  • Review part blueprints, understand type of subcontract work required, and choose optimal sub-contract vendor.
  • Communicate with and evaluate vendors to ascertain their ability to meet company requirements, goals, and objectives.  This will include on-site visits to subcontract vendor locations.
  • Negotiate prices, discounts and delivery arrangements with suppliers.
  • Expedite problems with suppliers regarding costs, quality, quantity and delivery of goods.
  • Perform on-going review of product and services to identify new opportunities for cost savings.
  • Resolve invoicing discrepancies and approve for payment.
  • Effective use of historical and other benchmarking data to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Assist in the development of cost containment, product standardization, vendor 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 LS CHICAGO 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.
  • Assist in the development of contracts with the Manager, Subcontract Manufacturing, ATS LS CHICAGO team and vendors.
  • Continuously maintain accurate ERP records with vendor master, item masters, and fully understand MRP for full achievement of reporting features tied to supply chain roles.
  • Adhere to all International Standardization (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 LS CHICAGO Code of Business Conduct.
  • Full compliance to the terms and conditions within the employee signed work from home policy
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures. 
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • A post-secondary degree in Purchasing or equivalent work experience.



  • Experience with a minimum of 5 years in Purchasing within a manufacturing environment.
  • Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word, Office, Power Point, and ERP systems required.

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
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer day off
  • Fully climate-controlled environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • And more!

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