SR Buyer, Procurement Contract

Requisition ID: 687 

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 apart 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:

Position requires a professional with leadership & technical skills with qualifications to plan, draft and execute RFQ / RFP’s. They must also have the ability to prepare bid evaluations, negotiate pricing, terms & conditions, business case analysis / presentations, supplier recommendation, contract agreements, contract awards, supplier contract administration and close-outs. Implement and sustain supplier scorecards / key performance indicators (KPI’s) for on-time delivery, quality of deliverables, price competitiveness, as well periodic supplier progress reports and formal supplier reviews. Have both technical & soft skills in applying and adhering to best commercial practices.

What You Will Do:

  • Indirect procurement for facilities maintenance and capital expense items; direct procurement for certain aeronautical products & services and subcontracts; procurement planning and sourcing. Drafting RFP’s, qualitative & quantitative bid analysis & scoring, business case development for contract approval & contract award; drafting of procurement contracts & subcontracts, contract negotiations – pricing & T&C’s; and supplier development, supplier management, and compliance.
  • Responsible for Supplier Management including but not limited to establishing supplier reporting and periodic supplier reviews. Track / monitor progress, risks that may impact performance. Manage the risk and constraints in a proactive matter to ensure supplier implements and adheres to work-around and / or recovery plans to delivery dates and to mitigate time, scope and cost creep.
  • Lead the development of strategies to assist in cost reduction in contracted material and services.
  • Continually benchmark, negotiate with and select those suppliers who can meet or exceed company requirements in terms of best value for price, quality, and delivery.
  • Develop a customer-supplier relationship to ensure all services and deliverables meet the requirements of our customers.
  • Prepare purchase orders for approval and / or release in accordance with company procedures.
  • Management of purchase records/orders in MRP (JD Edwards), promised delivery dates and purchase order notes i.e. delivery status, constraints and risks.
  • Resolve discrepant, defective or unacceptable products / services with Receiving Inspection, Quality Assurance, internal customers, vendors and others to determine the source and root cause of non-conformances and the necessary corrective / preventative actions as required.
  • Participate or lead supplier review meetings and record minutes.
  • Provide written & verbal reports as required, both internally and externally.
  • Meet supplier representatives on behalf of the company.

What You Will Bring:

  • Ideally, hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Commerce or a degree or diploma in supply chain management and / or logistics, or industrial engineering with five years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Holding or pursuing a SCMP or a P. Log certification is a definite asset.
  • Procurement background in facilities maintenance, upgrades, & capital; and aerospace purchasing of products and services a definite asset.
  • Skilled at communicating and collaborating with all levels of organizations to foster stakeholder engagement and buy-in.
  • Forward and critical thinker in championing continuous improvement initiatives, technology insertion, quality, safety and the environment. 
  • The ability to effectively deal with all stakeholders and have excellent customer service skills. 
  • Be self-motivated, a team player, possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Excel, Power Point, & Access.
  • Skilled in using MRP system; knowledge of JD Edwards would be considered an asset.
  • Skilled in using computers for intermediate to advanced spreadsheet analysis.
  • Dynamic and have the ability to multi-task and work to shifting priorities in a very demanding work environment while providing a high level of accuracy and detail.
  • Skilled negotiator, meticulous, and analytic.
  • Must be available for after regular hours evening / weekend coverage as required.
  • 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.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement, Lean & 6S activities in your area.
  • 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.