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Job Number:  35186
Senior Manager - Supply Chain Management
Job Posted: Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 22 July 2017
(89 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management 

Job ID: 2461 - Excluded
Burnaby (Metro Vancouver), BC


The Senior Manager Supply Chain Management is responsible for leading BC Housing’s procurement, strategic procurement, strategic outsourcing and vendor contract management functions. As a business service leader, the incumbent is instrumental in developing and implementing a responsible yet workable policy framework, providing professional advice, education and customer service across the organization, and working in collaboration with the business areas in accomplishing their procurement and contracting objectives within the risk tolerance of the organization. The position develops a strategic sourcing strategy to reduce procurement costs and to secure supply of critical goods and services. The Senior Manager leads negotiations for high risk and high profile procurement, contracts and leases, and develops relationships with crown corporations, government and other organizations with respect to joint purchasing opportunities and strategic partnerships. In addition, the Senior Manager provides advice and training to non-profit housing providers regarding their procurement and contract management functions, provides subject matter expertise to the business areas in BC Housing, and develops and maintains relationships with major suppliers and contractors.  


You bring to the role:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline such as business, finance or economics

  • Experience as a manager responsible for a multi-function business area with strong customer service objectives and multiple direct reports
  • The ideal candidate possesses experience interpreting and applying an in depth understanding of organizational risk tolerance to the daily operations of discrete business units within a complex organization
  • Additional optional qualifications include:
    • Purchasing Management Association of Canada Diploma as a Professional Purchaser or equivalent experience

    • Considerable experience in leading procurement, strategic procurement, strategic outsourcing, and contracting within the public or not-for-profit sector


Effective and demonstrated experience and competency in:

  • Customer service environment

  • Effective risk management knowledge and experience

  • Leading change and the provision of ongoing education programs that focus on teaching skills/knowledge to customers or business areas responsible for delivering services

  • Effective consensus building, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills

  • Effective leadership, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team setting with a strong customer service focus

  • Considerable knowledge of the philosophies, practices and processes of strategic procurement and contract management

  • Broad knowledge of the changing dynamics around outsourcing and strategic partner relationships

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the Commission’s programs, operations and procurement and contracting requirements

  • Ability to develop and implement strategic sourcing and procurement strategies, establish strategic relationships and manage procurement and contracting functions in meeting the needs of the Commission and its stakeholders


Core Competencies

▪ Personal Effectiveness ▪ Communication ▪ Results Oriented ▪ Teamwork ▪ Service Oriented


Leadership Competencies

▪ Alignment & Results ▪ Relationship Management/Building ▪ Team Development 


Please review the Job Description prior to applying

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To apply, please visit www.bchousing.org/careers


BC Housing—one of BC's Top Employers for 2016—is the provincial Crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.


When applying, please submit a cover letter and your application in **one** single document as a word or pdf file only. 


BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Please visit www.bchousing.org/careers to view Job Description and to apply for the job.
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Contact Details:
BC Housing
www:   www.bchousing.org

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