Senior Procurement Specialist – Supply Chain – Dartmouth, NS


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


Key Responsibilities:

Conduct integrated sourcing initiatives including:

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

Perform pre-contract activity including:

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

Perform 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

Undertake 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



  • Academically qualified with a recognized university bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Science or Engineering.
  • 7 Years or more of Supply Chain Procurement experience in aerospace, heavy manufacturing, naval shipbuilding or the defence industry
  • International contracting experience with Tier 1 OEMs for Marine/Naval, Defence and/or Aerospace sectors preferred
  • Supply Chain accreditations in SCMP, MCIPS or ISM would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated results leading negotiations and managing high-value, complex contracts
  • 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
  • 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: #27333