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Procurement Manager

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jul 05, 2022
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description

Procurement Manager


Position Description:

Who We Are

At General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, we pride ourselves on stimulating innovation in the Canadian defense industry and the manufacturing sector of Southwestern Ontario. Innovation begins and ends with the needs of our customers, which is why we focus on collaboration. We work to understand customers’ needs, requirements and plans early in the procurement cycle. We constantly engage with our end users. This helps them understand, assess and select technologies and allows us to provide solutions that will bring them the greatest value.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity to join General Dynamics as part of the Supply Chain Management team working within a group of over 120 supply chain professionals. The Supply Chain Management group is responsible for all procurement activity across domestic and international programs including material and service contracts across a diverse international base of suppliers, test sites, academic organizations and partners.

We are looking for a dynamic and professional General Procurement Manager to join our Leadership team, alongside three other Managers reporting directly to the Director of Supply Chain Management.

Your Role

The General Procurement Manager has responsibility for procurement of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) and Build To Print (BTP) material manufactured to General Dynamics’ cutting edge designs.

In this role, you will lead three teams of buyers, analysts and specialists to ensure timely delivery of material, competitive pricing and onboarding of new suppliers that support our spectrum of production and spare parts contracts as well as other General Dynamics business units around the world.


Key Job Elements

  • Motivate, evaluate, guide and mentor the people within your team
    • Discuss, define and measure employee performance against personal and business goals
    • Provide honest, professional feedback during structured performance reviews
    • Co-ordinate developmental and technical training for staff, ensuring training packages remain relevant and appropriate for your team
  • Ensure the team is held accountable to performance commitments
  • Collaborate with your peers to solve challenges across budgets, staffing and / or Program execution
  • Enable the success of your team by identifying and resolving any road blocks
  • Participate in the recruitment of new employees


Procurement Responsibility
  • Manage and support procurement activities to provide exceptional customer focused support to the organization
  • Ensure successes and problems are communicated with required stakeholders and the leadership team as required            
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Support and engage in Procurement Review Boards, and Supplier / Source selection decisions
  • Review and authorize high dollar value procurements
  • Interpret and apply Corporate and Divisional Supply Chain Management practices, policies and procedures, as well as specific customer flow down requirements


Position Requirements:

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree in Supply Chain, Business or other related discipline
  • Relevant supply chain experience (preferably over 7 years)
  • Relevant management and leadership experience (preferably over 5 years)
  • Demonstrated high level of autonomous decision making ability, with excellent organizational, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders and external customers
  • Demonstrated ability to work multiple requirements, challenges and opportunities concurrently
  • Ability to travel as / if required (estimate 10% Cdn and 10% US/Int'l) and possess/ability to acquire and maintain a valid passport
  • Program management skills, qualifications or experience
  • Strong comfort level with technical language
  • Strong comfort level with complex contracts

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Program management skills, qualifications or experience
  • Strong comfort level with technical language
  • Strong comfort level with complex contracts


General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada is an employment equity employer who values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed.  As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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