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

Magellan Aerospace has an exciting career opportunity for a full-time permanent Operational Buyer at our manufacturing hub in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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 by providing excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace has an exciting career opportunity for a full-time permanent Operational Buyer at our manufacturing hub in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Operational Buyer position will be responsible for negotiating purchasing contracts to ensure that the Company obtains the best combination of quality, costs, and schedule.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Solicit quotations for impending requirements based upon RFQ’s received or forecasted production
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve best value and competitive pricing
  • Manage purchase orders to support production requirements
  • Participate in program status meetings to monitor the performance of the purchase plan in terms of schedule
  • Supplier management of on-time delivery
  • Work with suppliers to resolve any document discrepancies for product in receiving
  • Work with suppliers to resolve any non-conformance issues and have the supplier achieve and maintain an acceptable quality performance score
  • Work with suppliers to provide continuous cost saving opportunities and quality improvements
  • Review long term production forecasts and identify supply opportunities
  • Function as a leader within the purchasing department to negotiate procurement agreements
  • Train, mentor and lead buyers in cost saving activities
  • Analyze current purchase costs and internal production costs to establish areas of opportunity to reduce cost; participate in quotation review meetings and identify make/buy situations.

Position Requirements

  • Post-secondary technical or business diploma (CPP, CPIM, CIM certification or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience; or 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Access.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Why Magellan?

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive (FLEX) benefits package (fully Company paid)
  • Generous Company pension plan
  • Positive work-life balance
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Commitment to professional growth
  • Company social events including Company BBQ, children's events, service awards day, winter holiday party and many other events put together by our social committee!
  • Employee Social & Welfare Association
  • Employee discounts on tickets to certain sporting events and other entertainment/events
  • On-site gym
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Full cafeteria with healthy daily specials

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.

Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity. This document is intended to provide the reader with information and is not a contractual document. Some of the material therefore may be subject to change.

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.

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