Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Company Name
Magellan Aerospace, Kitchener

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defence and space agencies worldwide. At Magellan we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value.

Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual and invest in our employees.

When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Kitchener has a great opportunity for a Buyer. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the purchasing function and supplier relations while utilizing professional communication skills.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create purchase orders in MRP system and update when required for, but not limited to; Raw material, Hardware, and Outside Processing
  • Manage MRP planning parameters
  • Transmit and confirm purchase orders to suppliers.
  • Maintain professional and courteous relationship with suppliers to ensure our Purchasing objectives are met, in keeping with Magellan standards of conduct
  • Revise purchase orders as necessary, based on exception messages report from MRP.
  • Develop with Production Planning and Operations multiple replenishment systems on consumable products, including VMI, Kanban, etc. and manage these effectively
  • Manage inventory levels on all purchased components.
  • Analyze, pursue and measure cost saving opportunities and quality improvements with vendors.
  • Pursue with vendors, strategies to reduce lead times and increase efficiency of supply.
  • Support all internal requests for procurement activities, attending various meetings or conference calls and providing status feedback.
  • Support and assist Materials Management team in day to day activities
  • Work closely with Production Planning, and Contracts management to ensure each program/project is adequately supported by providing purchasing expertise.
  • Respond effectively and timely to all inquiries from internal departments on Purchasing related issues including RFQ’s and speciality requests
  • Ensure all product is ordered according to the technical requirements set out in the purchase requisition, to meet Magellan and Customer standards.
  • Ensure all purchases are accredited with required certification and or specification documentation, requesting that such documentation accompanies the product
  • Participate in supplier audits and capability analysis.
  • Track and monitor, in communication with Shipping and Logistics, that incoming products are on time, advising necessary internal contacts of any discrepancies to schedule
  • Check invoices for accuracy and resolve differences
  • Support Customer evaluations & monthly performance metrics (Ex. PRA, PRR, OTD, Quality, DDR, etc.) either in person or by providing the requested data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in Purchasing is an asset
  • Interest in pursuing accreditation, or continuing education courses to support relevant job duties
  • 2 years of purchasing experience preferred
  • Integrity, organization, planning, negotiating, customer service focused, effective time management, ability to multi-task, excellent problem solving, superior communication skills
  • Adequate knowledge of MRP/ERP system
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office software
  • Maintaining a continuous improvement attitude

Why Magellan?

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive benefits package (fully Company paid)
  • Generous Company pension plan
  • Positive work-life balance
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free parking

COVID-19 Protocol:

Magellan Aerospace is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. Magellan supports public health COVID-19 guidelines and encourages employees to get vaccinated. Although mandates are not a requirement at Magellan, this may be subject to change and offers of employment may be contingent on vaccination status with respect to changes in legislation.


Magellan Aerospace respects the privacy and confidentiality of personal information provided by candidates and shall not disclose to any external parties unless legislated.

Magellan Aerospace is committed to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities for all. We welcome all applications without regard to social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or religious belief, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law)

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