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Vendor Manager

PAL Aerospace - 30 Jobs
St. John's, NL | Vaughan, ON | Ottawa, ON
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Posted 9 days ago

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a company that allows you to combine your passion for learning with the chance to develop your skills and grow your career? Challenge, reward and opportunity; PAL Aerospace is committed to offering them all. If you're interested in working in an environment that values and respects your contribution, then we would like to hear from you.

PAL Aerospace is a leader in international aerospace and defense design, development and operation of airborne surveillance aircraft, heavy maintenance checks and software applications. We provide a wide range of aviation and related services to domestic and international markets. PAL Aerospace is driven by technology and is proud to be a pioneer of industry-leading innovations in special airborne missions.

The Purpose of this position is to ensure PAL Aerospace has a robust and performing supply chain that satisfies daily operational and financial requirements for the airline and aerospace fleet and to foster and secure new vendor relationships for capital programs that enable PAL to compete and win new campaigns in the global intelligence, search and rescue market.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Vice-President, Supply Chain & Logistics, the successful candidate will:

  • Steer the vendor management strategy by building vendor relationships, analyzing spend data, reviewing market trends and making recommendations for vendor efficiency, vendor re-sourcing, or internal company improvements.
  • Support PAL Aerospace programs and projects by sourcing vendors, parts, and services to satisfy operational objectives on major capital programs.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with vendors, acting as the primary point of contact for vendor related inquiries, escalation and issue resolution.
  • Review, negotiate and administer vendor contracts ensuring they align with organizational requirements and compliance standards.
  • Monitor contract renewal dates and initiate contract negotiations when necessary.
  • Establish performance metrics and conduct regular assessment of vendor performance against agreed-upon service level agreements and key performance indicators and provide feedback to improve vendor performance.
  • Ensure vendor compliance with organizational policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements. Conduct risk assessments of vendor activities and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures.
  • Coordinate the onboarding process for new vendors, including due diligence, contract negotiations and setting up vendor accounts.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date vendor records, including company information, contact information, contract details, pricing, lead-time, performance data and related documentation.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline vendor management processes and enhance operational efficiency.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Sciences, business administration or similar field. Equivalency would be granted for significant ITB experience. [PG1]
  • 4-7 years experience supply chain procurement and logistics in the aerospace field.
  • Project management certification an asset
  • Expertise in Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong experience working with leaders and executive managers.
  • Detail oriented individual that can meet regular deadlines and can manage time efficiently.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team environment .

Security Responsibilities:

Incumbent must be eligible for Government Personnel Security Clearance.

What PAL Aerospace offers you:

  • Personal travel privileges with PAL and interline agreements with other airlines.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Programs.
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Employee Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Opportunities for growth.
  • PAL Days between Christmas & New Years.

PAL Aerospace is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion whereby individuals are recognized, supported, and respected. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank You.


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About PAL Aerospace

About PAL Aerospace

Inspired by Challenge. Opportunity with Reward. Committed to Community.

These are the pillars on which PAL Aerospace is built. We operate on a foundation of innovation – it’s at the core of our business, in everything we do. We’ve spent forty years building a strong reputation centered around our ‘can-do’ attitude, creating customized, cutting edge solutions for our clients at home and abroad.

If you were to measure the cool factor of working at PAL Aerospace, you might be surprised – as one of the best kept secrets in the local market, we work with teams who are building one-of-a-kind aircraft, technology and engineering design to support clients from one corner of the world to the other.

To say our team is diverse would be an understatement. We have the unique opportunity to hire talent across a wide range of professions – from pilots, to mechanics, accountants, graphic designers, ice observers and more. It is that very diversity that allows us as an organization to be successful. As a team member at PAL Aerospace, you truly can Chart Your Course through countless opportunities, rewards and initiatives.

Our PAL organization, is home to the PAL Aerospace business unit, as well as PAL Airlines, Air Borealis, PAL LLC, CarteNav Solutions, PAL Aviation Services, Atlantic Avionics and Moncton Flight College. Employing nearly 1,400 PALs worldwide, the success of our organization is a direct result of our team's drive, commitment and passion.

PAL Aerospace is proud to be recognized as an 2020 Atlantic Canada Top Employer, for the second consecutive year. Interested in learning how you can become our newest PAL? Check out the opportunities below, or visit our recruitment portal at any time, Careers at PAL

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