Supplier Outreach Specialist
in Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: 22006328
Company Website: https://shipsforcanada.ca/

SUPPLIER OUTREACH SPECIALIST
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 Supplier Outreach Specialist.
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.
Qualifications:
  • Education Required: Post-Secondary education in a related field such as Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or related field
  • Years of Experience Required: Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in a Public Relations or Communications environment
  • Experience in supplier engagement or Supply Chain, preferably in a multi-site organization is preferred
  • Proficiency in content creation, project management and communications
  • Experience working with a content management system (CMS) to manage website properties
  • Experience with graphic design, Imovie and photography is considered an asset
  • Experience representing large organizations at events (i.e conferences)
  • Bilingual in French and English is considered an asset
  • Strong communicator and collaborator
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Positive, proactive, detailed oriented, and driven to succeed
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a matrix style team
  • Ability to ensure work is accurate and completed under tight deadlines

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:
Reporting directly to our Supply Chain Strategy Team, the Supply Chain Communications Specialist will play a critical role in engaging with industry partners and advancing Irving Shipbuilding's supplier outreach strategy. To assist us effectively in enhancing our industry communication experience, we are seeking a dedicated, detail-oriented individual with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Industry Communications
  • Coordinate and carry-out the launch of the supplier website portal with frequent collaboration between supply chain, communications, and industry relations.
  • Provide regular website updates for communication and maintenance of supplier portal and supplier registration site, including updates to Rfx dates, announcements, and CSC Supply Chain news.
  • Engage with underrepresented perspective suppliers to build the CSC project supply chain. Examples include small/medium businesses, indigenous owned business, African Canadian and organizations that are women owned.
  • Monitor rollout of the supplier portal through KPI development/tracking.

Events
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders to coordinate the organization's role in key conferences, with clear objectives and communications points.
  • Plan and host industry updates know as "CSC Industry Days".
  • Represent Irving Shipbuilding at conferences, meetings, and other external facing sessions.
  • Build and managing an integrated supplier engagement strategy that will consolidate goals and messaging across initiatives. This strategy will cover events such as conferences, speaking engagements and other related events that typically supply chain, communications, or industrial relations cover.

Internal Alignment Initiatives
  • Work with Communications team to advance supplier profiles and Supply chain events
  • Provide support to Internal CSC communication initiatives to ensure team alignment and awareness.

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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About Irving Shipbuilding

Marine, Industrial Manufacturing and Services

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is one of Eastern Canada’s leading industrial groups. The integrated team of companies operates in the Marine, Industrial Manufacturing and Services sectors to provide world class shipbuilding and repair, drill rig construction and conversion, offshore fabrication, industrial manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and quality and technical services.

Industrial market segments serviced include oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, pulp and paper, transportation, mining and related heavy industries.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has its primary office at the Halifax Shipyard with other locations in the Maritime Provinces. The Company has been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for almost 50 years.

Halifax Shipyard is growing its workforce to meet requirements for several major projects, including the mid-life modernization of seven HALIFAX-class frigates for the Canadian Navy known as the FELEX Program. The yard is currently in the process of hiring management and technical positions. By the end of this year, the yard plans to more than double its staff levels, and trade positions are expected to almost triple by this time next year.
Management & Technical Positions

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Completions
  • Data Management
  • Drafting - All Disciplines
  • Engineering - Electrical, Industrial, Marine, Mechanical and Naval Architecture
  • Estimating
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Planning - All Disciplines
  • Process Improvement
  • Production Management - All Disciplines / Trades
  • Production Supervision - All Disciplines / Trades
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control Scheduling
  • Supply Chain

Trade Positions

  • Burner
  • Crane Operator
  • Electrician
  • Engine Fitter
  • Ironworker
  • Joiner / Stager / Carpenter / Scaffolder
  • Labourer
  • Loftsman
  • Machinist
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Maintenance
  • Painter / Blaster
  • Rigger
  • Sheet Metal
  • Warehouse
  • Welder

For more specific details regarding our openings please see 'Current Opportunities' listings below. However we are accepting resumes for all of our positions listed above at any time. If you are interested in a career with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Please visit our Careers Site and apply today.

For more information about our company, our products and our services please visit www.irvingshipbuilding.com.

To learn about other job opportunities with the J.D. Irving family of companies, please visit careers.jdirving.com.

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