Supply Chain Director – Materials

Reporting to the Vice President- Supply Chain, the Supply Chain Director (Materials) will be responsible for the execution of the Materials, and delivery performance of supplied parts in support of our client, a shipyard based in Halifax, NS, Canada.


  • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with professional accreditations or an MBA
  • Years of Experience Required:
    • 10-15 years management and leadership in Supply Chain Management, logistics and material control
    • Experience in modern Shipbuilding, heavy engineering, capital projects or Defense would be an advantage
  • Excellent numeracy, business acumen, financial analysis and IT skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and diverse business
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Key competencies:
    • Managing vision and purpose
    • Drive for results
    • Dealing with ambiguity
    • Decision Quality
    • Negotiation
    • Conflict management and consensus building
    • Accountability
    • Building effective teams
    • Developing people

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).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the members of Production and Planning, provide leadership that ensures all production strategy requirements are effectively met by suppliers
  • Ensure that production is planned within the capability of the Materials Group and with active management of any constraints
  • Direct and manage the delivery of products and services from external suppliers, including all raw materials and finished parts, equipment, commodities and subcontractors
  • Build relationships at executive level with suppliers to ensure that problems, issues and improvement opportunities are addressed in a timely and effective manner
  • Direct and manage all logistics activities, including inbound receipt, storage, kitting and parts distribution within the production facility
  • Continually assess supply risks and build appropriate mitigation strategies and contingency plans
  • Develop and continuously improve the capability of the organization, deploying supply chain professionals to further the aims of the company and in compliance with the Business Management Model
  • Drive continuous improvement in all operational processes in the business
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Nova Scotia (Canada)

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