Sr. Procurement Specialist – Shipbuilding – Halifax, NS


Dovre Groups is pleased to present the following opportunity: Sr. Procurement Specialist – Shipbuilding located in Halifax, NS. This is a permanent full-time position.


Key Responsibilities:

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 of Supply Chain Procurement experience in the Shipbuilding industry
  • International contracting experience with Tier 1 OEMs for Marine/Naval, Defence and/or Aerospace sectors preferred
  • Previous experience with New Build Shipbuilding is 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
  • 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.

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

  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • 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 company


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

Shauna Pierce
Senior 360 Recruiter



Job ID: #28748