Senior Procurement Specialist, Logistics

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Job Description - Senior Procurement Specialist, Logistics


Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding is proud to be Canada’s National Shipbuilder. Over the next 30 years, our shipbuilders will construct 20+ modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the largest defence procurement project in Canadian history. 

We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on these vessels. We are committed to building the best ships, with the best workforce in the best facilities. By joining our team of more than 2,300 shipbuilders, you can enjoy a dynamic, diverse, and family-friendly career with a company dedicated to your success, learning, health, wellness, and safety. 

At Irving Shipbuilding, we’re making history – why not make it with us? Learn more about careers at Irving Shipbuilding:

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a  Senior Procurement Specialist, Logistics .

The Senior Procurement Specialist - logistics will be expected to support internal stakeholders with the procurement of materials and services. Using sourcing strategies to manager spend and delivery value to the business. This includes but not limited to; analyzing market conditions, supplier qualification, provide contracting strategies and performing RFx events. A Senior Procurement Specialist will be required to negotiate and execute materials and services contracts, manage risk within the contract portfolio and manage supplier performance. They will be required to manage KPIs, cost analysis and development/refinement of supply chain processes. The Senior Procurement Specialist will also need to manage Subcontractor mobilization to site, including safety/security requirements, orientation, and kick-off meetings. All while engaging with internal stakeholders (Engineering, Operations, Sustaining Capital Projects, Management, Senior Leadership, HSE, Finance, etc.)

This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. ISI encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter/resume portion of your application. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment where all employees feel supported and valued. ISI is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact  . 


· Education: Post-Secondary Degree in Engineering, Business, or related subject

o Procurement/Supply Chain accreditation SCMP, MCIPS or ISM would be an asset.

· Experience: 5+ years of relevant work experience in a procurement, supply chain or engineering function.

· Knowledge of Canadian Bidding law and Contract law considered an asset.

· Knowledge of Supply Chain Procurement / Contracting performance metrics

· Experience with international supply chains considered an asset.

· Knowledge of logistics within defense industries considered an asset.

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). 

Key Responsibilities:

Specific focus on inbound logistics aspects of all contracting requirements to include but not limited to:

· Transportation standards.

· Proper labelling and packaging requirements.

· Following industry best practices and updating requirements with suppliers as required.

Pre-contract activity including:

· Program wide stakeholder engagement to identify requirement.

· Supplier Qualification (PQQ), tender process, RFI, RFP, RFP with vendors.

· Tender evaluations.

· Contract negotiation and to agree robust commercial agreements for ISI and the client.

Supplier management including:

· Develop and improve supplier quality, cost, and delivery performance across a wide portfolio of service and turn-key Subcontracts.

· Contract management including:

· Execution of negotiated contract through ISI’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) & MRP (Material Resource Planning) systems.

· Subcontract amendments ensuring all contractual obligations are understood and enforced.

· Management of invoices from suppliers and ensuring on time payment.

· Ensure supplier equipment is supplied and installed in accordance with required dates.

Integrated sourcing initiatives including:

· Develop and implement category sourcing strategies.

· Analyze market conditions (ex: pricing, availability, lead-time, and capacity)

· Continuous improvement including:

· Support new product introduction activities.

· Apply the principles of continuous improvement to the design and development of supply chain processes.

· Undertake cost analysis for direct material and services.

· Issue POs for material.

What We Offer:
Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to: 

· A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan 

· Employee & Family Assistance Programs 

· RRSP matching program 

· Health & Wellness reimbursements 

· Opportunities to take part in job related training and development. 

· Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Shipbuilding and the larger network of the JD Irving group of companies 

· Relocation costs (if eligible)

Please be advised that some positions within our business have been designated as ‘Safety Sensitive’ where the employee holding the position has a heightened responsibility for his/her own safety or the safety of others due to the nature of the job. If this is the case, you will be informed in the interview process. 

For further details, please contact Talent Acquisition at  . 

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form.  An up-to-date resume of experience and education is required. 

All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters.  If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding. 

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

To learn more about our products and services, click  here . 

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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  • Posting Date: Jun 12, 2024
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