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10 months ago
L-3 Canada Operations
Location: Burlington
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Finance & Accountancy
Category: Buyer
L3 WESCAM is an exciting company providing systems that capture stabilized, high-magnification images from fixed-wing, rotary-wing, UAV, aerostat and ground based platforms. From low-altitude tactical missions to long-range covert surveillance missions, images are transmitted in real-time to fixed and mobile receive locations for immediate interpretation. WESCAM's MX-Series of Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR), laser, surveillance and targeting systems provide unparalleled image stability and long-range detection capability to Defense/Military, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. Our dominance of the airborne platform space has positioned us for explosive and game changing growth into ground-based markets.

WESCAM offers a challenging and dynamic work environment. Work with leading-edge technology and tools, alongside some of the best thought leaders in our industry, in an environment that values work/life balance. Benefits include every second Friday off with pay (9/80 work schedule) in addition to regular vacation and public holidays, free on-site gym, free fruit, free bagels on the last day of the week, a strong focus on continuing education and much more. Most of all, WESCAM is working towards a noble cause. Our work has a direct link to saving people's lives and safeguarding freedom around the world. We truly do make a difference in our work and in the world!

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This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

Tasks to be Accomplished

* Responsible for all purchasing activities relating to quality, cost, and schedule for assigned commodities. As a senior buyer these commodities and Supplier portfolios tend to be larger in scope and complexity

* Explore available technology and implement best practices related to purchasing activities

* Lead cross-functional sourcing teams to execute agreed upon purchasing strategies for assigned commodities

* Negotiate and implement supplier agreements, including Non Disclosure Agreements, Statement of Works, Basic Procurement Agreements, and Terms & Conditions

* Effectively interact cross-functionally with Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Production, Finance, Materials, CSG (Customer Service Group), Bids & Proposals and other Departments

* Proactively engage with key suppliers to ensure that supplier capabilities and products meet the current and future requirements of the organization

* Produce RFQs, competitive bids, bid evaluations and purchase orders utilizing Cost Benefit Analysis

* Evaluate and manage existing and potential suppliers based on the principles of Total Cost of Ownership

* Ensure thorough understanding of and strict adherence to policies and procedures relating to the WESCAM Procurement department, overall WESCAM business policies and L3 Corporate policies and mandates

* Assume an informal leadership position within the department, which includes assisting in the development of junior and intermediate buyers, summer interns and rotational assignments

* Identify, create and manage special projects focused on enhancing key business processes within the primary functional area

* Ensure complete flow down of customer contractual requirements into subcontract Terms & Conditions

* Manage supplier recovery schedules to meet organization’s demand requirements

* Evaluate and manage dual sourcing and outsourcing activities




Skills Required

* Competency using ERP, EDI and PLM software packages

* Solid understanding of ERP/MRP and production planning principles

* Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and MS Project

* Able to work in a high-pressure environment while maintaining strong sense of urgency and focus on customer service

* A demonstrated dedication to results and continuous improvement within a team environment, including the use of Root Cause Corrective Action and Lean tools

* Flexible and agile in attitude is a must, while still maintaining adherence to company policies and procedures

* Excellent communication and negotiating skills

* Effectively manage multiple competing priorities

* Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills

* Demonstrated understanding of MRP, inventory, and production principles

* Proactive attitude with strong attention to detail

* Initiative to investigate problems, develop solutions and obtain results

* Demonstrated ability to manage projects / assignments requiring identification of objectives, resources and/or approaches

* Proven ability in the development of people through sharing ideas, coaching and mentoring along with providing technical/process expertise and guidance

* Initiative to investigate problems, develop solutions and obtain results

* Working knowledge of the CGRP, USML, ITAR and Offsets

Experience & Education Requirements

* University Degree/College Diploma in Business, Operations or Material Management

* APICS CSCP designation

* APICS CPIM designation or PMAC SCMP designation

* 5+ years experience in a senior Supply Chain Management role

L3 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled individuals to apply

CAN Security Clearance Required: Other

: Full-time

: Day - 1st

: Yes, 10 % of the Time

: Division L-3 Wescam

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