Job Posting 83691

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Services
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 11 days (Wed, 8 Jun)
full time  •  To be discussed


Job ID:  4346


Location:  BURNABY, BC


To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

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.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  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.

 Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **




Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Services & CFO, the Senior Manager, Supply Chain Services 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. He/She/They develops a strategic sourcing strategy to reduce procurement costs and to secure supply of critical goods and services. The incumbent 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 position 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.



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • University degree in a relevant field such as business, finance or economics
  • Considerable experience in leading procurement, strategic procurement, strategic outsourcing, and contracting within the public or not-for-profit sector
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Considerable knowledge in leading change and the provision of ongoing education programs that focus on teaching  skills/knowledge to customers or business areas responsible for delivering services
  • Considerable knowledge of the philosophies, practices and processes of strategic procurement and contract management
  • Considerable 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
  • Ability to establish strategic relationships and manage procurement/contracting functions in meeting the needs of the Commission
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team setting with a customer service focus
  • Excellent consensus building, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Excellent leadership, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship.   


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.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.


Please review the Job Description prior to applying


As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, People with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.


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