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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5535

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  Nov 20, 2022

Buyer - Expeditor


Sourcing and purchasing of a variety of commodities and/or machining/fabricated parts in accordance with the principles of buying to achieve departmental goals, objectives and delivery requirement. Purchase order follow-up – confirmations, expediting, problem resolution and processing NCR’s.


•    Process Purchasing documentation (i.e., BOM Release Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Mechanical/Electrical Drawings, Cancellation Forms, Continual Improvement Reports, and others) in accordance with ATS Policy and Procedures.
•    Track, monitor, and maintain Purchase Order deliveries based on the project schedule/Project Manager’s direction, and liaise with various departments (Project Management, Engineering, Assembly and other functions in the operation), to          administer changes with minimal impact to project/assembly schedules.
•    Expedite problems with suppliers and vendors regarding costs, quality, quantity and delivery of goods and/or services purchased.
•    Review Assembly full kits with Assembly/Engineering/PMO. Assess and identify any material issues to Project Managers and Supply Chain Manager. Work closely with Buyers and Suppliers to resolve delivery issues. 
•    Communicate with and evaluates vendors to ascertain their ability to meet company requirements, goals, and objectives.
•    Provide support to Supply Chain Manager and/or Buyers to develop sourcing strategies, vendor evaluations and new supper setup and approval process.
•    Perform ongoing review of product, service, equipment and expense usage to identify new opportunities for cost savings.
•    Assist Buyers with MRO, Heath & Safety, Building Maintenance, Office Supplies, Manual Purchase Requisitions, Capital Purchases, IT purchases, contractor/labour PO, and other miscellaneous purchases as assigned.
•    Negotiate prices, credit terms, discounts and delivery arrangements with suppliers.
•    Keep informed of new sources of supply for materials and services.
•    Resolve invoicing discrepancies and presents to PM/Supply Chain Manager for approval
•    Effective use of historical and other bench marking data to ensure competitive pricing.
•    Assist Supply Chain Manager and/or Buyers with special projects and/or tasks as required.  
•    Prepare reports and data as required.
•    Manage Inventory under direction of Supply Chain Manager/Controller.
•    To be 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.
•    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 post secondary diploma or degree in purchasing or equivalent.  


•    Two to Three years purchasing experience in a custom manufacturing environment.
•    Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word and other MS Office software.
•    Theoretical and hands on knowledge of purchasing and material planning concepts.
•    Proven organizational, negotiation, communication, and problem solving skills.
•    Ability to interpret Engineering drawings is an asset
•    Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.
•    Ability to interact in a team environment.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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