• Procurement Manager, M2 - Updated/Reposted

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Supply Chain Management (SCM)
    Employment Type
    Full Time - Regular
  • Company Overview

    At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


    Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.

    Project/Program Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada has an immediate opening for a Supply Chain Procurement Manager.




    • Leading a team of buyers, commodity specialists, and analysts through the execution of a unified Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategy.
    • Coordinating all activities necessary to successfully support the material and service procurement requirements of internal customers, primarily Manufacturing.
    • Developing and maintaining supplier performance management and supplier qualification systems in accordance with ISO and AS9100 requirements.
    • Leading resolution of supplier performance problems, including crisis management, with regard to quality, delivery and cost.
    • Developing and maintaining SCM processes and policies that maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.
    • Building effective working relationships with senior management, internal customers, external customers, and strategic suppliers.
    • Strict adherence to ISO/AS9100 purchasing requirements as well as all laws (procurement, contract, export, etc.) and corporate policies.
    • Responsible for clearly articulating issues and possible solutions.
    • Take leadership roles in resolving issues to closure.
    • Responsible identifying risks, assess impact, and develop mitigation strategies.
    • To be able to conceptualize complex issues and translate them to executable steps for quick resolution.
    • To be able to defuse difficult situations.
    • Ensures adequate communication of requirements, forecasts, proposal status, project deliverables, acquisition strategies, vendor development, risk mitigation efforts and any other mission critical supply-side requirements.
    • Ensures adequate communication of SCM activities, SCM commodity team strategies, progress and priorities to facilitate alignment of efforts, understanding and accountabilities.
    • Provides focal review of SCM advanced planning and consolidation of forecast from revenue-down and proposal/project activity upward.
    • Transmits potential short term and long term new vendor identification information to SCM teams to ensure full due diligence and qualification efforts occur prior to design-in or commercial commitments.
    • Major participant in annual SCM strategic planning exercise as the “voice of the internal customer” to ensure correct priorities are established.
    • Bridges the organizations to ensure accurate target prices are set, actual historical values utilized in bids and ongoing improvements measured.
    • Ensures intergroup gaps are closed and that SCM processes are optimized and mapped according to business unit strategies and businesses.
    • Participates in selected Vendor evaluations, supply chain design and integration, IRB/SME/Aboriginal business obligation strategies.
    • Brings business unit strategy requirements to SCM strategic planning to ensure alignment.
    • Supports the identification, benchmarking and development of key suppliers.


    • University degree (Business Administration, Engineering or Accounting)
    • PMI, CPIM and/or CPP Certification
    • 10-15 years experience in a high technology, defense, government or manufacturing environment
    • Preferred experience in a military production environment
    • Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel)
    • Program/Project Management
    • MRP experience
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Strict adherence to timelines; deadlines
    • Very customer focused


    Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
    Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.  Workplace accommodations are available.


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