Summer 2021 Co-op: Purchasing Student – J.D. Irving

  • Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Deadline: February 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm

 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 currently recruiting for a Purchasing Student to join our Corporate Purchasing Team in Saint John, New Brunswick supporting the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies.

The Purchasing group is a strategic partner with our internal businesses across a number of industries, including manufacturing and transportation. We use the latest technology and procurement techniques to acquire goods, services and capital purchases for the best value. This role provides exposure to entry level purchasing, contract negotiation, and procurement processes. Within the department there is also a team devoted to process improvement initiatives.

This is the 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

What You 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 re-evaluate 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

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

When applying please be sure to include your resume and transcript.

Submit your application at:

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: The recruiter is reviewing and interviewing eligible applicants for this position as they are received. If you are interested in this posting, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.