• Purchasing Clerk / Buyer (Manufacturing Sector)

    Location CA-ON-North York
    Posted Date 5 months ago(2/26/2018 8:20 PM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Positions Remaining
    Position Type
    Full time
    Experience (Years)
    Purchasing/Supply Chain - All
    Security Clearance Required?
  • Overview


    Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.


    Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


    Triumph Gear Systems – Toronto, a division of Triumph Group,  is a leading solution provider of complex machined products, serving the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Nuclear and Industrial sectors.

    Over the last half century, Triumph Gear Systems – Toronto has expanded and updated our product mix to supply top-tier customers globally in a wide variety of industries. Our operating strategy targets niche markets in need of sophisticated manufacturing capabilities and our long-term relationships with our customers provide the foundation of our success.

    Position Description:

    Purchasing clerk / buyer

    This position is primarily responsible for supplier management for subcontract processing suppliers, administration of Purchase Orders and achieving production schedules. Also, involved in prequalification of suppliers, commercial evaluation, and communication with bidders, recommendations, and purchase award, as well as coordinating, engaging and supporting other procurement disciplines.


    • Issue POs for direct material, subcontract processing services, hardware, consumables and packaging materials to meet the open buy requirements in accordance with internal work instructions.
    • Ensure accuracy and completeness of POs and their attachments and obtain proper approval.
    • Ensure that all products and process specifications are included in ERP system.
    • Manage and maintain orders to meet internal volume and production needs.
    • Obtain price quotations from suppliers, compare, negotiate if need be, and prepare purchase orders as needed.
    • Follow up with suppliers to resolve supply shortages, missed deliveries, order errors and notify planning of the issues in timely basis.
    • Maintain and update  pricing/sourcing data in the ERP system for reference and reporting purposes
    • Assist in dispositioning supplier caused defective materials or non-compliant parts through RMA and NCR procedures and AS9100 standards
    • Ensure materials are expedited, as required, to production floor
    • Maintain records of supplier performance for discussions with suppliers
    • Develop, maintain and build supplier relationships
    • Identify and implement cost savings through spend analysis, supplier negotiations, business resourcing, and other purchasing methods
    • Perform supplier plant visits and provide trip reports
    • Identify and implement continuous improvement activities for current processes.
    • Comply with the company’s purchasing policies and procedures, and legal/ethical obligations.
    • Update and revise purchasing procedures and work instructions when necessary.


    - University Degree or College Diploma in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field preferred
    - PMAC or other Supply Chain continuous learning courses preferred
    - Minimum of 5 years of direct procurement experience in a manufacturing environment.
    - Knowledge of best purchasing practices, business methods, markets, and cost saving techniques
    - Knowledge of Contracts and contract law
    - Exposure to workplace safety requirements (WHMIS, WSIB requirements and Risk Assessment)
    - Lean Manufacturing, 5S and Continuous Improvement project experience
    - Knowledge of NAFTA, Customs and Export Documentation and INCO terms
    - Experience in ERP/MRP system
    - Effective detail-oriented negotiator with superior analytical/problem solving and decision making skills
    - Capable of Negotiating on principle and from position
    - Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
    - Must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team
    - Excellent organization skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize.
    - Proficient with relevant computer applications including MS Project, MS Excel, Microsoft, Syteline (Infor) or similar ERP systems
    - Competitive compensation and full time hours (Minimum 40 hours per week)
    - Comprehensive group benefit plan including medical, dental & life insurance coverage
    - Overtime Opportunities (after 40 hours per week)
    - Company contributions to retirement savings plan (RSP)
    - Training, development & career planning
    - Uniform Service
    - Airconditioned Manufacturing Plant and Work Areas

    Candidates can apply directly online or by sending a covering letter and resume in .pdf or .docx format by email to TGST-HR@triumphgroup.com quoting the job title "Purchasing Clerk"

    Please be advised that the online application complies with US hiring practices and includes voluntary EEO information collection and a Veteran's survey.  Candidates can opt out of any part of the survey.

    Triumph Gear Systems – Toronto will make reasonable accommodations of an otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment, unless undue hardship to Triumph Gear Systems – Toronto would result. Any applicant or employee who requires accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of a job should provide details to Human Resources.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

    Any employment agency, person or entity that submits a resume into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's resume will become the property of Triumph Gear Systems - Toronto. Triumph Gear Systems - Toronto will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.


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