Senior Procurement Specialist – CMO – Halifax, NS


Dovre Group is pleased to present the following opportunity: Senior Procurement Specialist – CMO located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a permanent full-time role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to define requirements
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to manage spend and deliver business value
  • Analyze market/supply conditions (e.g. availability, pricing, lead-times and capacity) to develop and recommend contracting strategies
  • Conduct supplier sourcing, qualification, proposal evaluations and supplier selection; as well as execute competitive sourcing events – RFx
  • Prepare and secure approval of the award recommendation
  • Develop and execute contracting plan
  • Negotiate, execute and manage material, equipment and service contracts
  • Manage supplier performance – including supplier progress, quality, cost and delivery
  • Identify and manage risk within contract portfolio
  • Assure compliance with company contracting and procure-to-pay policies and procedures
  • Prepare and monitor all contracts milestones with suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Coordinate with the suppliers and sub-contractors bid clarifications and kick-off meetings
  • Liaise between client, supplier and the company regarding Operations and Sustaining Capital Project schedules, work progress plan, budgets, procedures, QA and shipping plans
  • Internal stakeholder engagement (Engineering, Operations, Sustaining Capital Projects, Management, Senior Leadership, HSE, Finance, etc.)
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators, pay for performance modelling, volume rebate discount modelling and monitoring
  • Develop and refine of supply chain processes
  • Cost analysis for direct material and services



  • Academically qualified with a recognized university bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Science or Engineering preferred
  • 5 – 10 Years in Supply Chain Procurement / Contracting experience
  • Accreditation in Supply Chain (SCMP, MCIPS or ISM) would be considered an asset
  • Experience with Operations or Service Contracts would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated results leading negotiations and managing contracts and supplier relationships
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strives to take timely and effective action to complete tasks
  • Strong analytical skills with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Exposure to market analytics and insights
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Procurement / Contracting performance metrics
  • Knowledge of Canadian Bidding law and Contract law would be considered an asset
  • Leadership / mentoring experience would be considered an asset
  • 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).


Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Geanine McGrath

Cherie Taylor

Natasha Hanlon



Job ID: #27332