Buyer in Ottawa at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 2/14/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Curtiss-Wright in Ottawa provides rugged embedded computing solutions that process data in real-time to support mission critical functions, in the air, on the ground and at sea. Our team develops single board computers, graphics and Ethernet Switching solutions for military programs. Our entrepreneurial environment provides our employees with excellent experiences that enable them to develop their skills and give them the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry. We design, develop, test and manufacture our products, so our employees have a wide range of opportunities.

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefit package, RRSP, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Buyer

We are looking for a high-energy, change-driven, experienced team player to be part of our Global Supply Chain team in Ottawa. This senior position requires a qualified professional with a proven track record of assessing commodity requirements, sourcing, and managing vendors for materials and services. The successful candidate must bring significant experience in procurement of multiple commodities including components, PCB's, mechanicals, and services in an MRP environment.

Location: Ottawa

Your Challenge:

  • Working in close partnership with the Engineering and Operations teams:
  1. Closely manage system data (pricing, lead times, dates, etc.) to ensure accuracy and monitor orders to ensure vendor commitments and/or expedite needs are fulfilled.
  2. Monthly review and reporting of commodity/vendor KPI's.
  3. Evaluate quotations/proposals to determine recommended vendor sourcing.
  • Prepare and manage RFP/RFQ proposals, purchase agreements, and statements of work.
  • Ensure Approved Vendor List management and compliance.
  • Assess material demand to determine procurement requirements, and prepare and execute Purchase Orders in compliance with Policy.
  • Manage vendor relationships.
  • Proactively identify efficiency and/or cost savings opportunities and programs, and work with both vendors and internal teams to drive implementation.
  • Take a lead role in driving process improvement and management of obsolescence issues.

Your Expertise:

  • Minimum of 8 years supply chain experience in an MRP environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of products; specific to Excel.
  • Electronics Manufacturing purchasing experience is an asset.
  • Deep working knowledge of SAP is an asset.
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in business or supply chain management.
  • Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing knowledge desirable.
  • Experience in an AS9100C environment is an asset.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. "Solutions not Problems".
  • Outstanding teaming, interpersonal, and relationship building skills including influencing and collaboration with internal and external customers and partners.
  • Customer focus.
  • Comfortable in an environment of change; ability to adapt quickly.
  • Thorough understanding of automated procurement systems and MRP.
  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of procurement, planning and material management.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Process-oriented, with an eye for identifying and driving efficiencies through change.
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and frequent change in direction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD).

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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