Senior Procurement Specialist – Halifax, NS


Dovre Group is pleased to offer the following employment opportunity: Senior Procurement Specialist located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This is a permanent full-time role.


The successful candidate will oversee the following activities:

Integrated sourcing initiatives including:

  • Development and implementation of category sourcing strategies.
  • Analysis of market/supply conditions (e.g., availability, pricing, lead-times, and capacity).

Pre-contract activity including:

  • Requirement definition and contracting strategy.
  • Supplier Qualification, tender process, RFI, RFP, RFQ with vendors.
  • Tender evaluations / supplier selection.

Contract management including:

  • Development and execution of contracting plan.
  • Negotiation, execution and management of Equipment and Service contracts, direct with Tier 1 and Tier 2 OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers).

Supplier Performance management including

  • Supplier quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Risk identification and management within contract portfolio.
  • Purchase Order generation in support of strategic supplier activities.

Continuous improvement activities including:

  • Program stakeholder engagement (Engineering, Program Management, Finance).
  • Key Performance Indicator development and monitoring.
  • Development and refinement of supply chain processes.
  • Cost analysis for direct material and services.



  • University Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Science or Engineering
  • A minimum of 7 years Supply Chain Procurement experience in Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Automotive, Construction, Heavy Manufacturing or the Defence industry
  • International contracting experience with Tier 1 OEMs for Marine/Naval, Defence and/or Aerospace sectors preferred
  • Demonstrated results leading negotiations and managing high-value, complex contracts
  • The following Supply Chain accreditations would be considered an asset: SCMP, MCIPS or ISM
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the Federal Government’s Procurement policies and terms and conditions of trade
  • Knowledge of industry wide Project Controls systems (analysis of KPI variations, trends and possible impacts to the Program)
  • Previous teaching and mentoring experience


A competitive salary and benefits package, include but not limited to:

  • Relocation (where applicable)
  • 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 the organization and its larger network of companies.

Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position. However, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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

McGrath Geanine

Cherie Taylor

Natasha Hanlon



Job ID: #24954