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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7695

Woodbridge, ON, CA, L4L 8K9

Date:  Nov 24, 2022

Buyer - Expeditor (Entry level)


Sourcing and purchasing of a variety of commodities, machining/fabricated parts, and MRO purchases 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. 
•    Attend whiteboard meetings both in-person and virtually to support assembly build and take ownership of delivery & schedule commitment. 
•    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 Supply Chain Management, Production or equivalent.  
•    Engineering education or equivalent background is an asset.
•    Member of the Association for Supply Chain Management (formally knowns as APICS); Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA); Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and/or equivalent is an asset.


•    One 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.

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 employee referral program, safety glasses and safety shoe programs and employee events.  
  • 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, RRSP matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development. Ask about our tuition reimbursement program and our commitment to promoting from within.


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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