Buyer/Purchaser Intermediate

Requisition ID: 1130 

Why Choose IMP Aerospace & Defence:
IMP Aerospace & Defence is not only one of the leading companies in the Aerospace field, but we are also one of the most engaging and equality advocating companies to work for. We believe that regardless of where you work at IMP Aerospace & Defence, you are a part of our ever-growing team. IMP is able to achieve success through this teamwork mindset. That is why at IMP, you are not defined by your role.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Aerospace Procurement Manager, the successful candidate will integrate with the existing procurement team in providing timely and cost-effective procurement, including value added sourcing and ordering of parts, materials, equipment and services by applying and adhering to best supply chain practices.

What You Will Do:

  • Source parts, materials, equipment and services from established vendors as well as establish new vendors as required
  • Implement and execute commodity strategy to support cost, quality, supplier reduction, and delivery sourcing goals
  • Review internal requests, prepare and release requests for quote (RFQ), and negotiate pricing with suppliers
  • Create purchase orders with approved suppliers in accordance with Standard Plant Procedures (SPP’s) and Administrative Directives (AD’s)
  • Responsible for the management of purchase orders in the MRP system (JD Edwards)
  • Develop supplier relationships to ensure all parts & materials meet the requirements of internal and external customers
  • Action discrepant, defective or unacceptable products/services with Receiving Inspection, Receiving and Quality Assurance departments, end users, vendors and others to determine the source and root cause of the problem and action the necessary corrective / preventative actions as required
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies accurately and in a timely manner
  • Interface with key stakeholders in a proactive manner to obtain and provide information, including procurement technical advice in support of overall operations
  • Recommend and implement cost reduction initiatives
  • Work within and promote Lean practices to meet departmental and divisional goals
  • Meet industry representatives on behalf of the company
  • Carry out special assignments as required

What You Will Bring:

  • Preference given to candidate with post-secondary education with 4 to 7 years’ experience in supply chain ideally in the aerospace and/or aviation industries; or same level of experience in a similar type of complex and dynamic technical environment
  • Supply Management Training (SMT) Program, Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation, P.Log. or equivalent
  • Skill in using MRP system; knowledge of JD Edwards would be considered an asset
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills – Emphasis on MS Office and use of MRP/ERP systems
  • Experience in aerospace purchasing an asset
  • Dynamic and have the ability to multi-task and shift priorities in a very demanding work environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy and detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Incumbents must be able to pass and maintain (PSPC) Public Services and Procurement Canada and Transport Canada security clearances
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to IMP Occupational Health, Safety and Environment policies.  Continually focusing on your individual safety and the safety of others who may be affected by your work and to fully comply with all Federal Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Must be eligible to meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP),  Secret Level II Security Clearance through PSPC - Contract Security Program, and Transport Canada RAIC clearance.

What We Will Do For You:

  • All of IMP's benefits become effective on your first day of work, regardless of your position.
  • We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package, including RSP Program, Holiday Incentive program (3 additional days off over Christmas), Tuition Reimbursement Program, Long Service Awards, Volunteer Grant Program, Scholarship Program, and more!

IMP is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels.  We welcome applicants from Aboriginal People, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self identify on either your cover letter or resume.