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July 18, 2011CO-OP Aplication Specialist---Business Intelligence

JD Irving Ltd

J. D. Irving Limited, IT Division serves the challenging and diverse Information Technology needs of the J.D. Irving group of companies involved in industries as varied as forestry, food processing, transportation, manufacturing, retail and distribution. Our mission is to “Bridging the Gap Between Business and Technology”. We offer our people the opportunity to engage in innovative projects delivering business value in a diverse environment. In addition to this we offer challenging and rewarding career paths within our organization and access to excellent training and development opportunities. We are committed to helping people learn and grow with the organization.


  • Working with a team of IT professionals the Co-op Application Specialist will be given increasingly challenging assignments to analyze business requests and implement solutions within the document collaboration space. During the term the Co-op analyst gain experience with the Microsoft SharePoint application and how to effectively apply it to enhance business effectiveness.
  • Work within the team to deliver service requests and support projects for the J.D. Irving Limited companies:
    • Review customer requirements with business solutions team to ensure clear understanding of the functional requirements
    • Participation in solution determination
    • Develop and fulfill end user requirements for reporting and analysis
    • Ensure customer satisfaction of the solution with regular communication during the process and follow up after delivery.


Desired Skills and knowledge include:
  • Microsoft Office
  • Data base management (SQL is preferred)
  • Business or Industry experience
  • Strong communications skills (English) both written and verbal
  • Experience with business intelligence applications like Cognos would be an asset
  • Experience with collaboration toolsets like Microsoft SharePoint is an asset
  • Java or .Net programming experience would be an asset


  • Currently enrolled in and returning to Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. In good academic standing.
  • Working towards a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related program with an interest in applying information technology in the business, operations management and process improvement.

Contact Infomation:

Applications should be submitted to your co-op office and contain a resume, an unofficial transcript and a cover letter. Cover letters can be addressed to:

Greg White,
Recruitement Specialist
J.D. Irving, Limited
300 Union St.
Saint John, N.B.