• Senior NPI Materials Specialist

    Job Location CA-BC-Vancouver
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Permanent Full Time
  • Job Description

    Senior NPI Materials Specialist

    Richmond, Canada


    At Avigilon we are helping solve some of the biggest challenges around safety and physical security by developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and products that are used to help keep people, businesses, and cities around the world safer. Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, designs, develops, and manufactures advanced AI, video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions that help change the way people interact with their security systems.

    Founded in 2004 in Vancouver, Avigilon has been a driving force behind the security industry’s AI evolution and has continuously been a company that stands for innovation and growth. At Avigilon, you will find a culture of thought-leaders who are passionate about creating exciting new solutions for security and surveillance. We seek problem-solvers who are eager to rise to the challenges of a continuously evolving technological industry, and those who want to make an impact of the safety of people and businesses globally.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides guidance for sourcing, planning and purchasing decisions as part of a cross functional team responsible for new product development.
    • Manage supply chain activities in coordination with Design Engineering team to acquire material in a cost-effective and timely manner for development, prototype, and early production requirements
    • Provide coaching and training to other NPI Material Specialists, and will oversee and balance workloads among the team
    • Manage tactical purchasing activities, such as expediting material, past due PO’s, open PO’s, PO confirmations, receiving, and accounts payable related issues
    • In coordination with Strategic Sourcing Managers, support RFQs to suppliers for new products, including, analyzing and negotiating quotations
    • Continue to develop and grow in your understanding of products purchased and products developed by Avigilon
    • Participate in cross-functional meetings and project review meetings as a representative of NPI Material Specialist team
    • Assist with new supplier sourcing and integration, including contributing in the qualification and development of new suppliers as part of a broader sourcing strategy
    • Recommend cost saving proposals, alternative sources, and volume pricing structures
    • Maintain purchasing data integrity in ERP and PLM systems
    • Manage the interface between Engineering and production ramp-up
    • Manage project transition from development to production and lead material hand-off to Operations Buyers
    • Participate in forecast review support for product EOL and LTB constraint updates
    • Coordinate ECO activities with suppliers on behalf of Engineering



    • Post-secondary education in operations, inventory or purchasing management


    • Minimum 5 years’ experience of Procurement, Planning, Sourcing in a similar role within a manufacturing environment
    • Experience in Electronic Industry will be a good advantage
    • In depth knowledge and experience of MRP is required
    • Experience in SAP is a preferred
    • Experience with NPI support preferred
    • Experience in electronics industry is advantageous

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Proficient with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
    • Detail Oriented
    • Demonstrated ability to follow or develop effective processes and drive results
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively and promptly problem solve

    Other Items:

    • Enrollment in the PMAC certification program, SCMP or APICs is desirable

    Working Conditions

    • Office Environment with some light box lifting sometimes required


    Perks and Benefits:


    As a full-time employee at Avigilon, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental, medical insurance while travelling,   You will also receive a health spending account to cover additional healthcare costs, such as vision care, RMT and chiropractor visits. 


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