Intern, Procurement

West Vancouver North, BRITISH COLUMBIA | 9 months
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Intern, Procurement
Company: Vancouver Shipyards
Company - Location: Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC


Why Choose Seaspan

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has proudly been selected under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) to be Canada’s long-term partner for the building of Non-Combat vessels. This multi-billion dollar program will create stable work over the next decade and beyond, and see the construction of up to 17 ships to start. In addition, Seaspan has invested $200 million into its shipyard facilities to support this. Construction began in October 2012 and has resulted in the completion of four new fabrication buildings, a 300-ton shipbuilding gantry crane and load-out pier.

The Opportunity

The successful applicant for this internship will work within the Procurement Team at Vancouver Shipyards and have exposure to a wide range of responsibilities within our procurement and supply chain operations. In this role, you will be involved in the following day-to-day tasks:

  • Reviewing all Request for Proposal (RFP) bid submissions and compiling the reasons why bidders have been rejected from the bid process (i.e. non-compliance).
  • Identifying potential supplier portal improvements and working with corporate office to implement agreed to changes.
  • Working with Seaspan’s suppliers to update supplier information.
  • Reviewing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and presenting summary reports to Purchasers.
  • Identifying potential cost leveraging opportunities within the Procurement Department.
  • Working with Engineering Department to identify opportunities to standardize the materials used in the construction of ships.

To be considered for this internship, you must be a current business student with previous experience in procurement and/or supply chain office environment. Applicants must also have completed a minimum of two co-op terms and have a strong interest in heavy manufacturing environments.

In addition you should have:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to see “the big picture”
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage time effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and people skills.
  • Solution-driven attitude.
  • Work well under pressure and the ability to meet strict, daily deadlines.

On Offer to You

Seaspan can provide you with an exciting and engaging internship in a supportive and fast paced learning environment. Seaspan is also a progressive employer with a collaborative culture that supports health, safety and diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.

Anticipated Start Date - January 7, 2019
Anticipated End Date - April 26, 2019
Pay Rate - $21.50 per hour



Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted

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