Team Lead, Supply Chain
in Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 22005218

Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.
Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20 modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history. This year we delivered the second lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started. The third ship will be delivered in 2022.
We are growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada's shipbuilding industry and provide Canada's sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada's interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants. We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a Team Leader, Supply Chain.
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.
  • Education Required: Post-secondary degree, in business administration, engineering or related discipline required, Master's degree an asset;
  • Supply Chain designation an asset, but not a requirement;
  • 7 years of strategic Supply Chain Management experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment;
  • Experience in people management and team development;
  • Experience in Category management in Aerospace/Manufacturing/Oil/Defense industries focusing on strategic relationships;
  • Experience working with long term multi-million dollar contracts involving complex risk management and high technology systems;
  • Knowledge of document control and configuration management in a Defense environment an advantage;
  • Development of strategic processes;
  • Energy to vigorously explore options in search of realistic solutions;
  • Ability to work constructively in a team environment;
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal/organizational skill;
  • Negotiation and influencing skills.

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:
  • Lead major platform equipment contracting activities to ensure successful performance of contract tasks, to include on time deliverables, within budget, and in accordance with technical requirements;
  • Develop a contracting and relationship strategy with subcontractors including solicitation of documentation;
  • Negotiation of pricing and terms including flow down of customer requirements and deliverables, with appropriate risk sharing;
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and agreed program schedules, agreement and monitoring of KPI's;
  • Collaborating including:
    • Build relationships internally and externally with suppliers, vendors and customers;
    • Seek to enhance support to peer departments, customer and vendors;
    • Coordinates supplier performance reviews;
  • Reporting Including:
    • Ensures data integrity is maintained in all systems;
    • Plans, manages, and reports on budgets, schedule and progress;
    • Analysis of quantitative results of KPIs to determine strategic planning;
    • Plans for complex reporting requests; prepares information sharing presentations for internal and external meetings;
    • Leadership responsibility for scheduled and ad hoc reporting within team;
  • Leadership Including:
    • Leads a team of direct reports who specialize in one or more areas of Supply Chain workflow;
    • Provides leadership that ensures strong performance of group and alignment with ISI standards;
    • Develops and continuously improves the capacity and capability of the team;
    • Builds strong supplier relationships to support direct reports.

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 applicable).

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 [email protected].
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.
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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