Procurement Specialist - 1 Year Term


PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST (12 MONTH CONTRACT)
Irving Shipbuilding, located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company's primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defense and the Canadian Coast Guard. The company's commitment to health, safety and care for its employees and the environment is an integral part of its business.
Effective Supply Chain capability takes skill, talent, resolve, and the ability to think on your feet and develop solutions to unexpected challenges. When you're a company as vast and differentiated as Irving Shipbuilding, solving fresh challenges becomes the name of the game - and we're seeking a Procurement Specialist for a 12-month contract. Reporting to the Team Leader, Supply Chain the Procurement Specialist will apply industrial expertise, energy and strategic /operational capabilities to deliver Best in Class performance fit for the 21st century.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Supplier management including:
    • Develop and improve supplier quality, cost, and delivery performance
    • Issue POs for material
  • Contract management including:
    • Negotiate contracts and long term agreements
    • Execution of negotiated contract through ISI's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) & MRP (Material Resource Planning) systems.
    • Provide advice on contractual claims
  • 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

Qualifications:
  • University Degree in an Engineering, Business or related subject, or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the in the shipbuilding industry in a supply chain or engineering function
  • Procurement/Supply Chain accreditation: SCMP, MCIPS or ISM would be an asset
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong sense of urgency to complete tasks
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Previous exposure to market analytics and insights
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office

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).
What We Offer:
  • Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past 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
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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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