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Meet Kaitlyn, Senior Procurement Specialist

A graduate of Dalhousie University, Kaitlyn Veitch joined Irving Shipbuilding in 2015 as a member of the Supply Chain team. Today, she works with suppliers, both here in Canada and across the globe, to ensure our workforce has the equipment they need to build Canada’s future naval fleet.

In her role, Kaitlyn collaborates closely with suppliers to take ideas and turn them into realties. The Supply Chain team is very involved in the shipbuilding process from the time an idea is conceived with the engineering team right through to the end of the product lifecycle.

As a Supply Chain Specialist, in addition to engaging suppliers, she also works closely with Irving Shipbuilding’s finance, accounting, legal, and production teams.

“It’s really exciting to work with such a diverse group of stakeholders every day. It is great to have that opportunity to collaborate with them when faced with a new challenge,” said Kaitlyn.

In her time with Irving Shipbuilding, Kaitlyn has seen firsthand the significant growth in the organization’s workforce.  The welcoming environment and eager workforce have created an energetic culture that is exciting to be a part of.

Irving Shipbuilding’s commitment to investing in its people, its technology, and its facilities provides a supportive environment for employees to further grow and develop in their careers. That commitment to development is a big reason why Kaitlyn enjoys working with the company.

“There have been instances where I have developed an interest in a particular area that is out of the scope of my day-to-day and I have always been encouraged to go and follow that path to see how it can grow and change the business,” said Kaitlyn.

A native of Innisfil, Ontario, Kaitlyn sees the Maritime pride that comes along with being a shipbuilder on Canada’s East coast.  She is grateful for the opportunity to work with Canadian suppliers while helping grow not only Canada’s shipbuilding industry, but also her own career.

To learn more about the opportunities available with Irving Shipbuilding’s Supply Chain Team, visit www.ShipsforCanada.ca/Opportun... or visit one of our upcoming recruitment fairs in Calgary, Victoria and Ottawa.

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