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Procurement Specialist (Buyer)

Waterdown, Ontario

Job ID 11948
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. and Canada employees

Key Responsibilities of the Role:

  • As an experienced member of the team, the commodities and Supplier portfolios assigned have a medium to larger scope, complexity and/or spend.
  • Responsible for all purchasing activities relating to quality, cost, and schedule for the assigned portfolio
  • Effectively interact cross-functionally primarily with Planning, Quality, Operations Engineering, Engineering, Production, Finance, Materials, CSG (Customer Service Group), and other Departments as required.
  • Proactively engage with assigned 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 Analysis methods.
  • Ensure thorough understanding of and strict adherence to policies and procedures relating to the L3Harris WESCAM Supply Chain department, overall site business policies and L3Harris Corporate policies and mandates
  • Take an active role in supporting Lean projects focused on enhancing key business processes within the primary functional area
  • Work in conjunction with Commodity Managers and/or Supplier Quality Engineers to support supplier recovery schedules to meet organization’s demand requirements
  • Support Commodity Managers with the evaluation and execution of dual sourcing and outsourcing activities
  • Support Commodity Managers in negotiation and the implementation supplier agreements, including Non- Disclosure Agreements, Statements of Work, Long-term Agreements, and general Terms & Conditions

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 proficient knowledge and 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
  • 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/ Supply Chain
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience, or
  • Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience, or
  • In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior related experience.
  • APICS CSCP, CPIM or PMAC SCMP designation considered assets.

L3Harris performs background checks prior to employment as all applicants must be eligible for registration with the Controlled Goods Program and obtain and maintain a positive security assessment. Some positions may require a government of Canada “Reliability” status and/or Level 2 (Secret) security clearance. In addition, L3Harris performs pre-employment substance abuse testing where required.

At L3Harris, we foster an inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. For applicants with disabilities, we will provide you with accommodation so that you have what you need in order to be at your best.

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