Global Category Manager

Segment / Company: Corporate
Location: CA, ON, Cambridge
Department: Supply Chain
Employment Duration: Full Time
Last updated: 05/01/18 9:16 AM


Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS Automation.  Join an environment where a passion for innovation combines with an uncompromised commitment to quality.   Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future!


Our Corporate Global Procurement team in Cambridge, ON is currently looking for a bright, ambitious Global Category Manager who enjoys team work and on-going challenging projects




  • Responsible for the overall strategy and relationship with vendors within the Feeder Systems Category

  • Possessing a deep technical understanding of Feeder Systems, develop a company wide blueprint for design, cost, and accelerated delivery strategies to meet program objectives

  • Owns the overall global ATS Category spend and is responsible to achieve savings in line with business objectives

  • Devise & implement a Feeder Systems acquisition strategy, including “make or buy” scenarios

  • Communicate with, evaluate and approve vendors to ascertain their ability to meet company requirements, goals and objectives.

  • Negotiate framework agreements with suppliers which may include pricing, credit terms, discounts, rebates and other general terms, applicable across multiple projects.

  • Perform on-going review of product, service, equipment and expense usage to identify new opportunities for cost savings.

  • Be the single point of contact for all new difficult and unusual issues that may arise, ensuring that ownership and accountability are clearly established and communicated

  • Be knowledgeable of the industry, suppliers’ business and the supply market overall

  • Effective use of historical and other benchmarking data to ensure competitive pricing.

  • Select vendors to use in our products, based on technical and business considerations.

  • Adhere to all ISO procedures and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.

  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.     




    A degree in a purchasing related field, business management, engineering or equivalent discipline.



  • A minimum of 10 years of sourcing, engineering or project management experience in a custom manufacturing environment, with direct hands on technical knowledge of Feeder Systems
  • Proven capability to develop and apply sourcing strategies to drive long term business improvement.
  • Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word and other MS Office software.
  • Ability to effectively manage large data files derived from ERP systems.
  • Proven negotiation and commercial capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to influence at all organizational levels.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to interact in a multi-disciplinary team environment.     


Why join ATS?

  • Employer matched RRSP contributions

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility

  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental, employee assistance program)

  • Active Employee Social Club with trips & events throughout the year

  • Health & Wellness Program (including In-Chair Massage and Health Clinics)

  • WorkPerks program for product & service discounts (including gym membership discount)

  • Daily subsidized breakfast & lunch onsite and free gourmet beverages

  • Professional growth opportunities

  • And more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

 ATS Automation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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