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Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

We’re on the hunt for a permanent Procurement Specialist in our Richmond, BC location.

This position will expose you to many areas of the business and will focus on fulfilling material and support needs for internal and external customers. Key activities include issuance and administration of Purchase Orders to Vendors, assistance in sourcing products and services as per specifications provided.

In addition to procuring tangible products and services, an understanding of the management of software licensing, software support and hardware support services for assigned projects will be required.

The incumbent will also oversee the management of deliverables by delivering on time, on cost, and on quality, in line with the requestor’s requirements, corporate fiscal policies, security directives, and supply chain best practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop costing estimates in conjunction with potential projects, for bid purposes.
  • According to procurement strategies & project constraints, contribute to the supplier selection/negotiation process.
  • Interpret and make stakeholders aware of the implications of software End User Licensing Agreements and possible flow-down requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to procurement processes by applying procedures and standards sensibly.
  • Acquires materials and services including; sourcing and soliciting bids, creating purchase orders and awarding contracts, expediting orders, and resolving related problems.
  • Participates with the purchasing team in the development and implementation of procurement strategies to improve supplier service levels and optimize costs.
  • Enters orders in the purchasing system, reviews, approves purchase documents, and then expedites orders, including tracing of shipments in transit and working with AP to facilitate payment processing.
  • Continuous Improvement Advocacy and Management. Continuously align, improve and modernize procurement practices to improve business performance and customer satisfaction. Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education, including either a business management certificate from a recognized institute of technology or a university degree.

  • Enrolment in the SCMP certification program is an asset.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in complex procurement environments.

  • Experience with Canadian government contracts would be advantageous as well as familiarity with export regulations and general freight terms.

  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills are essential to this position.

  • Able to work autonomously and as a member of a high performing team.

  • Ability to collaborate broadly with peers and stakeholders, internally within MDA, and with Suppliers.

  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems as well as MS Office proficiency.

  • Excellent communication skills with a focus on customer service and time management is essential. Must be computer literate; possess time management, interpersonal skills and an understanding of supply chain responsibilities and consequences.

  • A proven negotiator with problem solving skills and analytical ability.

Comments/Special Considerations:

To be qualified you must be able to obtain and hold security clearance at the Secret level (preference will be given to candidates that already hold one), and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program.

This position is based in Richmond, BC and may include domestic and foreign travel.

MDA provides customers around the world with essential information solutions used for decision-making. Our employees enjoy challenging careers with opportunity for growth and learning.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MDA
MDA

Canada, Richmond, British Columbia

Posted 5d ago

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