Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Corvus Energy is the leading global supplier of zero-emission solutions for the ocean space. We specialize in developing cutting-edge battery energy storage solutions and hydrogen fuel cell systems to reduce emissions from a wide range of applications, from ferries and offshore vessels to tankers and cruise ships. Our commitment to sustainability and innovation drives our pursuit of powering a clean future.

Our strategic sourcing team requires a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to assist in identifying, qualifying, selecting, coordinating and managing global vendors who manufacture our products and components. This individual will have responsibility for establishing and managing the business relationship with our Contract Manufacturing (“CM”) partners.  Establishing and closely monitoring performance metrics with our CM partners will be a primary target as well as working to continuously improve the cost, quality, delivery, and lead-time of Corvus products, ensuring supply is synchronized with demand and supports production timelines.

The position will also be involved in enabling our Tactical Purchasing Team in their operational purchasing with our CM partners and other suppliers engaged within development, improvement and alpha/beta builds ready-realized for manufacturing. 

Responsibilities:

  • Learn the complete Corvus product from design, production, testing, and the supply chain that supports this product.
  • Drive cross-functional processes involving hardware engineering and technical operations to evaluate and select future CM partners as business conditions dictate.
  • Manage ongoing business relationships and facilitate open communication between CMs and Corvus through team meetings, action item lists, performance reporting, etc.
  • Drive total cost reduction programs with internal teams and manufacturing partners to ensure the lowest possible total cost, including product cost, transportation cost, inventory cost and cost of quality.
  • Create, update and manage Purchase Orders using Microsoft Dynamics 365 (when needed).
  • Ensure timely and accurate communication of purchase orders and resolve any shipment or invoice discrepancies between CMs, customers, sub-suppliers and 3PL partners.
  • Drive capacity planning processes with CMs to ensure adequate lead time to add equipment and tooling as required by demand forecasts.
  • Assist tactical purchasing activities (when needed) to ensure CMs and strategic suppliers are successful in meeting quality, delivery, cost and lead-time commitments.
  • Drive flexibility improvements and cycle time reduction programs with CM partners to increase responsiveness to demand changes.
  • Assist in conducting quarterly business reviews (QBRs) with management.
  • Manage engineering change (ECN) through change logs.

Work Experience and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in electrical/mechanical high-volume manufacturing sourcing environment
  • Experience dealing with international outsource partners/contract manufacturers.
  • Experience establishing and managing contracts and MSA’s.
  • Experience with ISO auditing and QMS evaluation.
  • Computer literate with MS Office Suite – Excel wizardry is a core requirement.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems – specifically Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Experience in supplier evaluation/selection, contract negotiation and supply base management.
  • Program management and cross-functional teamwork experience.
  • Supply Chain and/or Logistics certification (SCMP, PMAC, CPIM, APICS) is considered an asset.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Highly organized, calm and detail oriented are characteristics that you exemplify.
  • High bandwidth – able to handle multiple changing priorities on a regular basis.
  • Strong technical aptitude for electro-mechanical parts and assemblies.

Salary Range:  $82,000 to $87,000 CDN per year

Our Corporate Values

In Corvus Energy, our values provide a guideline for our behavior and create a common understanding amongst employees. These values are aligned with Corvus Energy’s strategic goals and reflect our company’s leadership vision. These values also serve as guiding principles for all leaders and set out our expectations of leadership conduct.

  • We act with Integrity
  • We drive Innovation
  • We are Team Players
  • We are Passionate

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits (extended medical and matching RRSP).  As an organization, we also strive for a good work–life balance and a healthy lifestyle.

We are a fast-growing company with a strong demand for our products, being the undisputed market leader in one of the most exciting industries in the maritime industry. Join our team and be a key player in our success story of powering a clean future all around the world.

We encourage you to send an early application and will call for interviews on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. We do appreciate every application received, however, only candidates with a relevant background will be called for an interview.