L3 Technologies Senior Buyer in Ontario, Canada

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!

For more information, please check us out at: http://www.wescam.com Learn more about the History of WESCAM...

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 SQA, 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 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 CGP (Control Goods), USML (US Munitions List), ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)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

Organization: *Division L-3 Wescam

Title: Senior Buyer

Location: CAN-Ontario-Burlington

Requisition ID: 086704