Purchasing Student - Summer 2021
Irving Business Services
Saint John, New Brunswick
2d ago


A co-op or internship with J.D. Irving, Limited will provide you with meaningful, hands-on work experience where you can apply your studies.

You will expand your professional network by gaining exposure to our leadership teams, and develop your skills with the latest technologies.

Your work term will provide both practical experience and professional development, setting you up for a successful career at JDI!

We are currentlyrecruiting for a Purchasing Student to join our Corporate Purchasing Team in Saint John, New Brunswick supporting the J.

D. Irving, Limited group ofcompanies.

The Purchasing group is a strategic partner with our internal businesses across a number ofindustries, including manufacturing and transportation.

We use the latesttechnology and procurement techniques to acquire goods, services and capitalpurchases for the best value.

This role provides exposure to entry levelpurchasing, contract negotiation, and procurement processes. Within the department there is also a team devoted to process improvement initiatives.

This isthe Right Work Term for You if You Have :

  • Education Required :
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Business degree program
  • In good academic standing
  • High energy
  • A passion for negotiation with a drive to learn new systems and processes
  • Superior analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Team Player
  • Attention to detail
  • WhatYou Can Expect During Your Work Term :

  • Sourcing goods and materials for various J.D. Irving, Limited companies
  • Meeting with vendors to negotiate new contracts, renew existing contracts, and reevaluate under-performing vendors
  • Analyzing corporate spend
  • Contract drafting, negotiation and compliance monitoring
  • Measuring, monitoring and managing supplier relationships
  • Opportunity to connect and network with other students and tenured professionals across the organization
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