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Strategic Procurement Specialist

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT NEC) has achieved an enviable international reputation for excellence in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel handling systems and service for CANDU reactors in both domestic and international markets. Our success is the result of our commitment to our employees, customers, quality & EHS initiatives.


Strategic Procurement Specialist


We are looking for a Strategic Procurement Specialist for our Peterborough, Ontario site.  BWXT NEC's Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions group is involved in the design, manufacture, development, testing, parts supply, and service of on-power refueling, reactor maintenance, and nuclear medicine delivery tooling sold around the world. We are the original designer of the automated systems that allow 24/7 on power refueling of CANDU reactors and aim to solve some of the Nuclear Industry’s most challenging problems. Today, BWXT’s equipment is being used in most of the nuclear power plants in Canada and is critical to delivering carbon free energy production and lifesaving medical isotopes.


Check out the YouTube video of an innovative product we designed and manufactured in partnership with Bruce Power, called the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System Channel Access Device. Go to YouTube and search for video: “Bruce Unveils new BRIMS Tool”. There are exceptional opportunities to learn and grow with a career in the nuclear industry in Ontario.


The Peterborough community invites you to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy life. We have an abundance of recreational opportunities, festivals, and entertainment that is fueled by culture, nature and homegrown culinary experiences. Friendly people, inspiring landscapes and incredible lakes are waiting for you in the heart of cottage country. The region is home to 140,000 people (approx. 83,000 in the City of Peterborough) in addition to the charming towns, townships and villages that make up the County. We offer the best of all worlds here and we’d like you to get to know us a bit better.




Reporting to the Parts & Kits Manager, works closely with the Product Owner for kits. The Strategic Procurement Specialist will establish strategic relations with key vendors and strengthen business relations and mentor and lead other procurement resources including QA Survey's to strengthen vendor management. This includes obtaining and reviewing progress reports from vendors, proactively identifying schedule risks and working to mitigate them (including escalation if required).  From time to time the Strategic Procurement Specialist will be responsible for supporting the business in sourcing a broad range of products.




Commodities & Services Purchasing

  • Purchase assigned commodities and services;
  • Obtain vendor quotations for materials, equipment, services, etc.;
  • Review and analyze quote to ensure clarity and accuracy of technical and commercial items.


Source Qualified Suppliers

  • Visit with suppliers to stay current with vendor capabilities;
  • Investigate new manufacturing applications and interface with vendor’s senior management personnel;
  • Develop strategic product/commodity procurement and develop new vendors, considering all business factors including technical, market, commercial, scheduling and quality factors.


Contract Administration

  • Provide ongoing purchasing contract administration including revision management, schedule maintenance, warranty claim resolution, quality and commercial discrepancy settlement, etc., as required during the life of a contract;
  • Lead multi-functional teams in complex negotiations.


Corrective Action

  • Provide supplier corrective action resolutions, supplier quality improvement and vendor claim cost recovery.


Continuous Improvement

  • Develop rapport with engineering, legal, manufacturing and project management personnel in order to maximize supply chain management effectiveness;
  • Lead continuous improvement projects;
  • Train/mentor other members involved in vendor management.



  • Responsible for demand planning and determining when parts need to be ordered and batch sizes;
  • Perform value analysis including participation and organization of cost savings initiatives.



  • Understand and ensure compliance with applicable external codes, regulations and guidelines as well as internal standards set by BWXT.




  • Bachelor Degree in Business or Engineering (preferred);
  • Ten or more years’ experience in supply management;
  • CPP enrollment (preferred);
  • Supplier relationship development, negotiation skills, excellent written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to effectively lead teams;
  • Project management experience;
  • Significant product knowledge and understanding of BWXT Canada Ltd.’s business processes;
  • Proficient in most business related software applications;
  • Knowledge of department procedures and QAM/QPM;
  • Significant capability with regard to risk management and quality tools.




  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear industry as well as with talented and collaborative teams!
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Competitive Health and Dental benefits
  • Educational Refund Program
  • Life insurance… and so much more!


Come join us… we’ve been waiting for you.


We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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