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Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 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

defenceprocurement in Canadian history. This year, we delivered the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 yearsandwe'rejust getting started. The second ship will be delivered in 2021.


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.


  • Program wide stakeholder engagement to identify requirement

  • Supplier Qualification (PQQ), tender process, RFI, RFP, RFP with vendors

  • Tender evaluations

  • Contract negotiation and to agree robust commercial agreements for ISI and the client

  • Supplier management including:

    • Develop and improve supplier quality, cost, and delivery performance

  • Contract management including:

    • Execution of negotiated contract through ISI’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) & MRP (Material Resource Planning) systems

  • 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

    • Issue POs for material


    • Education Required: University Degree

    • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a procurement, supply chain or engineering function

    • Procurement/Supply Chain accreditation: SCMP, MCIPS or ISM would be an asset

    • Defence experience would be an asset

      • Proven commercial skillset

    • Demonstrable results focused

    • Excellent 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

    • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite 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).

    What We Offer:

    Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited:

    • 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.

    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 Sarah Taylor at:

    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, clickhere.

    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.

    Additional Information

    • Posting Date: Nov 9, 2020
    • Student Type: Summer Student
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