Buyer - Senior I

MDA Space
Brampton, ON/Remote
Added: April 4, 2024
Company Overview

Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

The Role

The Senior Buyer will work closely with the Operations and product development teams to source, negotiate and procure, materials and services to meet the company’s operational requirements in line with company objectives. Taking in to account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Purchasing goods, materials, components or services in-line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply issues, which may pose a risk or impact on business delivery targets or customer expectations.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
  • Access and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities.
  • Effectively interact cross-functionally primarily with Planning, Quality, Engineering, Production, Finance, Materials and other Departments as required.
  • Competency using ERP and PLM software packages
  • Solid understanding of ERP/MRP and production planning principles
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials.
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements.
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • Effectively manage multiple competing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Initiative to investigate problems, develop solutions and obtain results
  • Working knowledge of the CGRP, ITAR and Offsets

Desired Education And Experiences

  • University Degree/College Diploma in Business, Operations or Material Management
  • APICS CSCP designation is considered an asset.
  • APICS CPIM designation or PMAC SCMP designation is considered an asset.
  • 10+ years’ experience in a more senior Supply Chain Management role

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP)

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.