Procurement Category Manager

Halifax - Nova Scotia - Canada - Industry - Shipbuilding - Cost Control & Procurement - Academic Bachelor

We’re hiring a Procurement Category Manager for our client, a large Canadian shipbuilder and in-service support provider. This is a permanent, full-time role with relocation services available.

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Marieke Bravo, Account manager

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About this role


  • Developing and executing the category strategy for the new build program
  • 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
  • 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

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB234324
  • Location: Halifax
  • Market: Industry
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branch: Shipbuilding
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Closing date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Marieke Bravo

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

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