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IFS Functional Lead


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1P 5E7

Onsite or Hybrid: 

IFS Functional Lead (Permanent)

Ottawa, ON 

Expected Salary: $63,055 to $94,583


Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

In Canada, Babcock works in the Marine sector, where our teams provide critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. Our Canadian team is proud to be trusted to deliver key naval in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy. We also operate in the Aviation sector, where Babcock ensures that the aircrew trainees of our partner nations receive the world’s best flying training. We deliver vital aerial emergency services and are proud to have been selected by the Government of Manitoba to deliver their wildfire suppression services, as well as key components of their critical air ambulance services.


Whether it is providing technical training instruction, developing training materials or maintaining critical training assets, Babcock is trusted by its customers to deliver world-class training solutions.


Babcock’s Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our Principles create the foundation for how we will do this. They keep us on the right course, unify the way we work and guide us towards success. By thinking, connecting, and acting in line with these Principles, we’ll deliver better outcomes for our Culture, Customers and Communities. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the Principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Challenge the status quo, Be Curious, and ask, ‘how might we?’
  • Whenever measuring success, Think: Outcomes and positive impacts.
  • Be Kind to ourselves, each other, and our planet.
  • Babcock employees Collaborate – we are greater than the sum of our parts,
  • Be Courageous – be brave, ambitious, and determined.
  • Everyone has a part to play - Own and Deliver to be successful.


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at


In this role, you will:


  • Provide specialist level functional and configuration support for the IFS Solution in the Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain areas of the IFS Apps solution.
  • Key member of the ERP project team ensuring delivery of the IFS APP Cloud solution.
  • Work with the Service Desk and the IFS team to facilitate incident & problem resolution.
  • Work with IFS and third parties to deliver the IFS solution and resolve software bugs where applicable.
  • Co-ordinates and leads IFS releases and upgrades with the IFS team and relevant business leads/owners, to ensure successful testing and delivery.
  • Perform break/fix analysis and recommend solutions for all IFS related processes.
  • Participate in user requirements gathering, blueprinting & documentation designs.
  • Ensure compliance to existing, and development of required data and reporting standards.
  • Proactively engage with the Solution Architects/Leads to ensure the integrity, future design and change management of the IFS Solution.
  • Proactively drive data management, maintenance, control, and accuracy.
  • Support business implementations, patching and upgrades by sharing best practice support, testing and configuration skills.
  • Provide excellent customer engagement with responding to customer incidents, requirements, problem resolution and process modeling.
  • Ensure Service/Incident Management system, knowledge base and supporting documentation is updated and accurate.
  • Conduct configuration changes to accommodate change requests/improvements.
  • Assist in training activities and advice and guidance to the business.
  • Perform initial testing of incident/problem fixes, change request, enhancements, and new functionality.
  • Keep abreast of IFS releases, enhancements/new functionality and perform application research.
  • Participate in new functionality/enhancement assessments and make recommendations.
  • Develop functional specifications and work with business resources to complete object development and testing.
  • Collaborate with peer IFS Functional Leads internationally to share and adopt best practice and optimal solutions.


The ideal candidate brings:


  • Proven support and business process knowledge of master data, GL, AP, AR, Asset accounting, Profit centre accounting, Document splitting and Treasury.
  • Proven support and business process knowledge of Procurement, Warehouse Mgt, Supply Chain, Inventory, and Material Requirement Planning.
  • Proven configuration in IFS Finance, Project Systems, Master Data (Material & Vendor Master), Procurement Process, Account Determination & Valuation of Material, Inventory Management, Invoice Verification and Material Requirement Planning
  • Exceptional understanding of configuration dependencies and integration points between separate functional modules of IFS.
  • Understanding of the business processes for Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain and how the application supports the processes. Apply this knowledge to solve problems and delivery of changes / enhancements.
  • A university degree or relevant experience in Finance or Information Management.
  • 5 Years of hands-on IFS Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain implementation, configuration, and support experience.
  • Proven experience of IFS implementations.
  • Integration experience with other IFS Modules/Solutions and Third-Party systems.
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Babcock Canada supports the safety and wellbeing of our employees through the following programs:


  • Contributions towards an employee’s physical and mental health
  • Wellness days
  • Supportive work life balance: flexible work schedule and competitive annual vacation time off
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contribution
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Support of professional development and reimbursement of membership dues
  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families


Babcock is committed to promoting a workforce without boundaries. One that welcomes everyone to contribute to our success regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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