The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Logistics and Supply Chain
$1,337.36 - $1,838.87 / week

Build Nova Scotia is currently recruiting a Strategic Procurement Lead to join our team in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Strategic Procurement Lead will report directly to the Director of Procurement. This position will be responsible for the delivery of procurement processes in line with the procurement policies of Build NS. The successful candidate will be required to procure goods, services and construction.

What you'll do


The Strategic Procurement Lead will lead the implementation of sourcing opportunities by:


· Provides expert advice to internal clients with requirements gathering, strategic sourcing solutions, benchmarking and gathering supplier performance information to optimize and ensure acquisition is done to the best interest of stakeholders;

· Performs research, examines the market and analyzes data to identify and recommend sourcing opportunities;

· Evaluate, promote and monitor new procurement solutions, i.e., the use of Group Purchasing Organizations; and

· Keeping abreast of innovative procurement solutions and new business directions.

Procurement Delivery

· Conducts full procurement cycle from preparation of request for proposals/request for quotes documents to award;

· Prepares evaluation documents and chairs the evaluation committee;

· Negotiation of purchase terms and conditions; and

· Manages and tracks all procurement activities for reporting to senior management.

Contract Management

· Conducts performance review meetings throughout the contract period;

· Reports on contract compliance including the development and management of Key Performance Indicators (KPI);

· Troubleshooting contract issues to resolution and ensure appropriate follow‐ups with stakeholders; and

· Ensures that sourcing close out is completed with a high attention to detail, including contract finalization with documented signatures and dates for tracking in contract database.

Decision Making

· Will make decisions in collaboration with stakeholders on key deliverables and milestones within the strategic procurement and contract operations processes;

· Will make decisions on when to escalate to management when government policies and procurement best practices are not met and contrary to a fair, open and competitive sourcing solution; and

· Will make decisions on whether appropriate materials and services are acquired at fair and reasonable prices, are of acceptable quality and constitute the best possible value.

What you'll need


  • A bachelor's degree in a related field plus a minimum of 5 years related experience is required.
  • Completion or partial completion of Certification/Training such as PMAC, PSPP, SCMA.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Project management skills are required to manage multiple projects.
  • The ability to create innovative and critical thought to the approach and execution of sourcing opportunities.
  • The ability to create sustainable procurement and operational solutions that provide value to Build NS.
  • High degree of diplomacy in providing advice and guidance to senior management.
  • Ability to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances and environments.
  • Experience in collaboration with demonstrated experience in presentation and communication skills.
  • Building, managing, and supporting successful multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate meetings with both stakeholders and vendor industry (in-person and virtually).
  • Advanced time management and organizational skills are required.
  • Have a professional demeanor as a front facing procurement representative.
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite especially Excel and Word.
  • Proven team player working collaboratively with management, peers and client.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Research RFP Sourcing Stakeholders Strategy Procurement

A little bit about us

Build Nova Scotia

Build Nova Scotia is the Province's Crown Corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high-potential property and infrastructure across our province to drive economic and population growth. In short, we build things-and how we build them matters as much as what we build. We engage Nova Scotia's diverse communities to lead and support projects that create inclusive, sustainable places that people love. We leverage our projects and programs as tools to bring people together in pursuit of keeping Nova Scotians healthy, connected, and thriving no matter where they live. A thriving community is a powerful thing, and we're doing our part to help communities reach their full potential by stewarding projects that enhance quality of life and community well-being, build local pride and momentum, and grow our economy.

Our goal is a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve. Build Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and Women in occupations or positions where they are under represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.