Senior Procurement Specialist

Well established manufacturer looking for a Senior Procurement Specialist to join the team. Apply today!

Hays is pleased to partner with Irving Shipbuilding, a diverse, family owned company who has a proud history as Canada’s premier shipbuilder. Located in Nova Scotia, Irving has built over 80% of Canada’s current naval fleet, with its Halifax Shipyard at the forefront of Canadian Shipbuilding for over 125 years. You will join an energetic team of more than 1,900 employees in an innovative adaptable environment using state of the art technology where autonomy and wisdom sharing is expected. Build a future with a company dedicated to your success, health, wellness and safety today.

Your new role

Reporting directly to the Director of Procurement within the Ship repair division, the Senior Procurement Specialist will work closely with the direct and indirect teams. The Senior Procurement Specialist will have an opportunity to progress, learn and collaborate in an exciting procurement position with the opportunity to apply industrial expertise, energy and strategic procurement capabilities in an innovative and progressive environment. The Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for delivering Best In Class procurement strategies by using 21st century eProcurement systems. This role presents an opportunity to demonstrate your exceptional leadership and communication skills where you will establish relationships with worldwide suppliers to drive innovation within the team and assist in the implementation of process improvements. Responsible for managing suppliers and contracts, you will negotiate and execute long term agreements through ISI’s ERP and MRP systems. You will apply your experience and expertise within integrated sourcing initiatives including category sourcing strategies by analyzing market pricing conditions. Focused on continuous improvement, you will undertake cost analysis for direct material and services, support new product introduction activities, and consistently look for opportunities within the team to improve performance

What you'll need to succeed
The ideal candidate will have a degree or diploma in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, Accounting or Finance, or a related field, as well as 5-8 years’ experience in a project-focused and progressive business. Exposure to Oil and Gas, Machinery, Aerospace, Shipbuilding, or Nuclear industries are advantageous. Exposure to new eProcurement systems such as Jaggaer or Ariba or direct experience acting as a systems lead for new implementation projects will be valuable as Irving is using 21st century eProcurement systems. Experience creating complex SLA’s and contracts for a worldwide supplier base is imperative for this role. The Senior Procurement Specialist must have strong communication and leadership skills as you will be responsible to empower a high energy team. The Senior Procurement Specialist will demonstrate strong analytical skills with a high attention to detail, and have a strong sense of urgency in completing tasks. An SCMP or CIPS designation is considered an asset. As a technologically savvy procurement professional you will become an SME within your field. Proven examples improving the customer experience are critical. A keen energetic approach and ability to deliver results is essential for success within this growing opportunity.

What you'll get in return
You will be working for a large Canadian company that is rapidly growing. You will be exposed to state of the art inventory systems, and have sufficient growth opportunities as the projects deploy. You will also have an opportunity to make a serious impact to a well-known family business in Nova Scotia. The salary for the Senior Procurement Specialist role is extremely competitive and includes a strong benefits package, 3 weeks of vacation and relocation assistance.

What you need to do now
If you are interested in this role, or know someone who could be a great fit please reach out to James Willies or Emily Verhey at Hays Specialist Recruitment with your/their up – to- date resume referencing the Job number of 1071007 Please note only candidates who meet the requirements will be contacted.

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Job type:
Supply Chain & Logistics
Manufacturing Operations;procurement
Salary based on experience
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Talk to Emily Verhey, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Hays - Ottawa

#320, 45 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1A4

Telephone: 6132884297

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