Position Description

Buyer/Purchaser Intermediate - CSH Program
Division Aerospace
Location Halifax, NS
Position Status Full Time
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Position Overview:

Reporting to the Material Supervisor, CSH, the successful candidate will be expected to carry out all required aspects of the procurement function for the acquisition of common production operations supply items. Ensuring value is maximized at all times. Make sure all supplies and parts are ordered integrate with the existing procurement team in  providing timely and cost-effective procurement, including value added sourcing and ordering of parts, materials, equipment and services by applying and adhering to best supply chain practices.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Source parts, materials, equipment and services from established vendors as well as seek new vendors as required
  • Implement and execute commodity strategy to support cost, quality, supplier reduction, and delivery sourcing goals
  • Review internal requests, prepare and release requests for quote (RFQ), and negotiate pricing with suppliers
  • Create purchase orders from approved suppliers in accordance with Standard Plant Procedures (SPP’s) and Administrative Directives (AD’s)
  • Responsible for the management of these purchase orders in the MRP system (JD Edwards) including updating promised delivery dates and any purchase order notes (i.e: delivery status, constraints and risk)
  • Develop supplier relationships to ensure all parts & materials meet the requirements of internal and external customers
  • Action discrepant, defective or unacceptable products/services with Receiving Inspection, Receiving and Quality Assurance departments, end users, vendors and others to determine the source and root cause of the problem and action the necessary corrective / preventative actions as required
  • Action invoice discrepancies accurately and in a timely manner
  • Interface with key stakeholders in a pro-active manner to obtain and provide information, including procurement technical advice in support of overall operations
  • Recommend and implement cost reduction initiatives
  • Work within and promote Lean practices to meet departmental and divisional goals
  • Meet industry representatives on behalf of the company
  • Carry out special assignments as required

Position Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education with 3 to 5 years’ experience in supply chain ideally in the aerospace and/or aviation industries; or same level of experience in a similar type of complex and dynamic technical environment
  • Supply Management Training (SMT) Program, Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation, P.Log. or equivalent
  • Skill in using MRP system; knowledge of JD Edwards would be considered an asset
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills – Emphasis on MS Office and use of MRP/ERP systems
  • Experience in aerospace purchasing an asset
  • Dynamic and have the ability to multi-task and shift priorities in a very demanding work environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy and detail
  • 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), U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Canadian Government Security Clearances.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply on-line at

Internal applicants please use source code: I am an IMP employee. 

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 of positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups you are encouraged to self identify on either your application form, covering letter or resume.