Bedford, Nova Scotia, CA, B4B 1G9

DRS Pivotal Power, Inc. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, DRS Pivotal Power is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of high reliability power conversion equipment for mission critical applications supporting all branches of the military in Canada, the US and many countries abroad. All products are designed and manufactured in house by our growing team of over 60 employees. DRS Pivotal Power is part of the Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics group and has currently over 30,000 fielded units boasting a field reliability of over 99%.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Supply Chain Lead, the Buyer is responsible to follow established procedures, practices and policies within an MRP environment, to obtain quotations, evaluate proposals, award purchase orders and expedite delivery of goods and services. The Buyer will manage daily systems, processes and procedures governing the end to end process for the procurement of materials from the right suppliers, at the right price, quality and delivery requirements. This role is based at our Bedford, NS location and is an in-office role.

As a Buyer, your main responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Execute and generate Purchase Orders, in accordance with MRP demand and/or approved requisitions;
  • Research and source hard to find items;
  • Generate requests for proposals, bids and other similar documents related to the purchasing of supplies, equipment, services and materials;
  • Under guidance, may assist in negotiations and apply limited knowledge of commercial contract law and guidelines, practices and requirements to assess, plan and negotiate best terms and conditions and to minimize risk;
  • Send expedite reports on a weekly basis to Suppliers to ensure existing Purchase Order deliverables are on schedule, and solicit commitment for expedite requests;
  • Expedite critical path parts by working closely with the Supplier and any/all internal depts. impacted, and resolve any problematic shipments;
  • Maintain the MRP system (Costpoint 8.1) delivery due dates and respective notes;
  • Evaluate supplier performance (price, OTD, lead-time, non-conformance);
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the company suppliers in accordance with the ethical code and standards of conduct maintaining the highest standard of professionalism;
  • Provide analytics as required to include impact of changes on price, FX, waterfall analysis, overall activity levels, and savings tracking;
  • Assist in implementing group procurement strategy.Track and report cost savings or avoidances;
  • Support the monthly Estimate at Complete (EAC) and Estimate to Complete (ETC) data collection and validation; and
  • Perform a variety of general tactical duties as required to support purchasing activities.

What you require to be successful in the role:

  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years of experience in a similar role within the high-tech industry is required;
  • Possession of a Diploma in Material or Supply Chain Management is considered an asset;
  • APICS certification is considered an asset;
  • Ability to understand and adhere to all laws pertaining to procurement, contracts, breach by contract, etc.;
  • Thorough knowledge of MRP is essential;
  • Effective computer skills including Power BI, Excel spreadsheets and database creation, maintenance and update;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); 
  • Good organization skills; 
  • Effective customer service skills; 
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritize and meet fluid deadlines; 
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments; and 
  • Works well within a team.

Benefits of working with DRS:

  • A motivating team-based environment where your achievements matter
  • An opportunity to work on industry leading edge technology
  • Flexible work hours and a compressed work week to promote a healthy work/life balance
  • Industry leading wellness program including:
    • Health, dental, and vision coverage available on first day of hire at no cost to the employee with access to virtual healthcare
    • Access to Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Competitive compensation including:
    • Reimbursement for professional development initiatives and memberships plus access to free online learning resources
    • Registered Retirement Savings Plan with matching company contributions with access to complimentary financial planning
    • Maternity and Parental leave top-up
    • Vacation, personal days, sick leave, and additional company paid days off

About DRS Pivotal Power 

DRS Pivotal Power Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, is a leader in the development and manufacture of high reliability power conversion equipment for mission critical military applications. DRS Pivotal Power is part of the Naval Electronics Canada Group. 


All applicants must fulfill requirements for Canadian security clearance.   

Applicants requiring a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process are to advise Human Resources. DRS Pivotal Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 

Applicants may apply to this position online at careers.  


Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

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