Senior Buyer / Planner

inthinc Technology Solutions   •  

Ottawa, ON

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 37 days ago

We’re searching for a Senior Buyer/Planner to join ORBCOMM as a part of our Manufacturing team. Working with several different teams in the Ottawa office, this role will be focused on providing support on a broad range of responsibilities.


  • Prepare and execute quotes with vendors and expedite Purchase Orders
  • Work closely with our contract manufacturers and vendors to source hard to find materials
  • Responsible for Purchase Price Variance approvals and analysis based on Contract Manufacturers requests
  • Work closely with our planning/engineering team to support material requirements for New Product Introduction
  • Responsible for portfolioinventory, supply risks and PPV to generate the best financial outcome and product availability
  • Ensure that all portfolio material has arrived on specified dates (vendor follow-up on past due)
  • Resolve and document purchase order discrepancies such as non-conformances, shortages, or price discrepancies with suppliers
  • Participate in researching and negotiating commodity purchases. Compile price data from various suppliers and prepare purchase documents
  • Analyze usage history of inventory stock items and market conditions. Suggest changes to the commodity purchase plan and safety stock level
  • Participate in regular materials meetings
  • Ensure purchase transactions are carried out in a timely manner
  • Plan part replenishment based on min/max levels


  • Your worldwide contacts for material acquisition will allow you to be successful in this highly demanding role
  • You are conscientious, well organized, and meet deadlines
  • You coordinate well between departments
  • You take initiative
  • You think logically and systematically
  • Ability to influence and lead without direct authority
  • Customer-focused and continually seeks to understand customer needs, concerns and priorities and to meet/exceed customer expectations and requirements
  • Strong project management and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail is critical in this role


  • 8-10 years manufacturing experience purchasing/planning in a high-tech environment
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management or a diploma in Business, Supply Chain & Operations management
  • Knowledge of manufacturing change control including experience with Agile
  • Proficient in ERP systems (JD Edwards) and supplier management
  • Ability to work independently, exercise judgment and take initiative in dealing with a variety of duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to influence change

At ORBCOMM we hire for fit. We look for candidates that are serious about their careers and hold the same level of enthusiasm for building a world class company that we do.

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