Procurement Manager

Babcock - Ottawa, ON (25 days ago)

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U nderpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

In Canada, Babcock is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.

Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis. Collectively at Babcock, our employees exude the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:

Always strive to deliver

Build great relationships based on trust

Safeguard customers’ reputations

Never compromise on health and safety

Challenge ourselves and each other

Respect people and value their diversity

Thrive on complexity

Trust our people to deliver

In this role, you will:
Supervise the assigned procurement team and provide leadership as a key member of the procurement function.

Be responsible for the occupational health & safety of all direct reports under your supervision.

Ensure all purchase orders within your authority are compliant with Babcock Canada’s Commercial policies and procedures.

Manage the purchasing process from requisition to delivery and ensure high response rates and reliability levels of the procurement team.

Drive vendor management initiatives, develop supplier relationships and ensure supplier performance in terms of time, cost and quality as per contract requirements.

Assist with the design and engagement of supply chains that meet project requirements. Supporting the delivery of project objectives through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance.

Support the concept of category management and source suitable suppliers, within Canada where possible.

Be committed to and proactively identify, lead and collaborate on procurement process improvement initiatives.

Undertake staff management activities to support and maintain a motivated and skilled procurement team. Activities include setting team objectives, managing performance appraisals, coaching/ development, initiating training and monitoring effectiveness of same.

Encourage a continuous improvement culture while ensuring the team are proactively supported through change management.

Have demonstrated analytical skills to understand, measure, report metrics and be conversant with a suite of business productivity tools.

Complete other duties as necessary.

As our ideal candidate,

You hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or have an equivalent combination of education and experience

Certification through the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) or through an equivalent professional body is considered an asset

You have at least 5 years’ experience in a management role within procurement or the supply chain function; experience within Defence / Aviation industry is highly desirable.

You have highly developed interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.

You have detailed knowledge of the principles of supply chain management techniques and supply chain best practices.

You have advanced skills or interest in data analysis; proficiency with Excel, Power BI or other business intelligence tools is highly desirable.

You have in depth experience with ERP systems, specifically modules pertaining to procurement and supply chain management.

You are eligible for Canadian NATO Secret Security and ITAR Clearances.

Applicants, please send your applications to the recruitment mailbox: .

Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing. Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:

Relocation assistance for individuals and families

Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available

Company sponsored continuing education

Employee recognition and bonus programs

Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues

Health and Wellness Program

Comprehensive health and dental benefits

Employer matching of employee retirement contributions

Paid vacation that increases with years of service

Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.

We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.