Job Posting 66174

Senior Supply Chain Specialist
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Burnaby, BC
closes in 6 days (Fri, 4 Dec)
full time


Job ID:  3633


Location:  BURNABY, BC


The Supply Chain Management department is responsible for providing subject matter expertise on public procurement and contract management with respect to the supply of goods and services for all BC Housing Branches and Regional Offices located throughout the Province of British Columbia.

The Senior Supply Chain Specialist is a subject matter expert in Supply Chain Management and is responsible for training, mentoring and leading other employees in the Supply Chain Management department along with internal clients. The position manages large, complex and strategic activities/projects/initiatives and is actively engaged in the continuous improvement process. The Senior Supply Chain Specialist will have a complex portfolio of high-value/high-risk work and will actively engage with external agencies and other ministries such as the BC Construction Association and the Ministry of Justice to establish strong working relationships and improve and streamline processes.

This position regularly reviews and suggests improvements to the Supply Chain Management "tool-kit", including templates, policy, procedure, guidelines and systems. The incumbent builds collaborative relationships with internal clients and influences decisions in team environments (which may be made up of peers and management) by communicating risks, benefits, options and recommendations.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university or educational institution; and
  • Supply chain education from a recognized institution such as:
  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada - Certified Professional Purchaser program, Strategic Supply Chain Management Leadership Program, Institute of Supply Management - Certified Professional in Supply Management, Public Sector Procurement Program– PSPP; or
  • A combination of experience and educational courses specifically focused on Supply Chain Management acceptable to the employer may be considered.
  • Some training in leadership an asset.


  • A minimum of five years’ experience in advanced level positions in Supply Chain Management, including experience in leading complex projects, mentoring staff, consulting stakeholders, preparing reports and providing recommendations for policy and procedural change.
  • Preference for experience in public sector procurement and construction.

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable to the employer may be considered.


  • Possesses a strategic approach to procurement in accomplishing the organization’s business objectives while balancing and controlling risk.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, mentorship and training skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Canadian construction, tendering and contract law(s) and practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Public Procurement requirements and legislation.
  • Sound knowledge of the mandate, objective, programs and organization of BC Housing.
  • Advanced computer knowledge and advanced skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Sound knowledge and advanced skill in use of Supply Chain Management ERP systems.
  • Advanced relationship building skills with internal and external clients.
  • Advanced ability to manage priorities.
  • Effective communication, presentation, negotiation, conflict resolution, consensus building, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective analytical, strategic, critical thinking, decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a variety of complex forms of solicitations.


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  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.

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