Procurement Category Manager

Canada - Infrastructure - Public & Civil - Cost Control & Procurement - Professional Bachelor

The Procurement Category Manager will
work as part of the Supply Chain Management team responsible for developing and
executing the category strategy for the new build program. You will be
responsible for the shaping of the category strategy, and design and
development of your team in support of complex shipbuilding programs for the
Canadian Navy.

This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax, NS

Feel free to contact

Tori Pearson, Account manager

Apply now

About this role

  • Build an environment that ensures people follow sound and ethical business practices;
  • Build a culture of team engagement in “finding a better way every day”, based on internal innovation and external best practices;
  • Lead change initiatives that will last, and effectively build employee buy in; motivate and inspire others in change;
  • Anticipate risk and ensure it is managed; proactively ensure implementation of solutions to potential problems;
  • Apply strategic insight into business measures and competitive and industry practices to build/maintain market leadership position;
  • Apply sound knowledge of the business/industry in making decisions and formulating strategies;
  • Build culture where meeting customers’ expectations is a top priority;
  • Set direction to ensure appropriate balance between meeting customer needs and business needs;
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with all levels of the organization; reinforce an environment of open and respectful expression;
  • Engage in active listening, deliver effective feedback, and incorporate input appropriately into decisions;
  • Ensure people plans are in place to build capability for current and future business needs; is self-aware and builds personal capability;
  • Reinforce an environment where planned results are always expected and performance is coached and managed appropriately;
  • Influence the business relationships that we have with the category of suppliers;
  • Execute the business objectives by working proactively with team and peer groups;
  • Develop a contracting and relationship strategy with suppliers including RFx solicitation documentation;
  • Devise appropriate contracting strategies and agreements for program delivery and management of business risk;
  • Build and maintain a high performing relationship at all levels between the business and the major sub-contractors;
  • Continually seek and implement improvement opportunities within the scope of the supplier relationships;
  • Compliance with all applicable legislation including health and safety.

About you

  • 7-10 years’ experience in the Supply Chain field including 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role in major equipment, defence or related industry;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a leadership capacity;
  • Experience working with long term multi-million dollar contracts involving complex risk management and high technology systems;
  • Proven track record in developing high performing category strategies that delivered sustainability, and value for money in a high complexity, high value, low volume production organisations;
  • Demonstrable background in exploiting technology solutions to deliver best in class procurement solutions;
  • Good analysis and presentation abilities, able to communicate across organisational levels;
  • Professional expertise and leadership, with strong attention to detail.


  • Vacancy number: PUB189491
  • Location: Canada
  • Market: Infrastructure
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Public & Civil
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Closing date: Monday, January 21, 2019
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Tori Pearson

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

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