Procurement Specialist and Supervisor

WorkSafe BC

Procurement Specialist and Supervisor


We’re looking for a procurement specialist and supervisor to join our Purchasing Services department to coordinate the management and development of information technology contracts and to lead procurement projects.

In this role, you’ll research, develop, make recommendations, and implement strategies to improve our procurement practices. You’ll be relied on to interpret and apply legislative policy, acts, and procedures by participating in changes to procurement systems, providing training, informed advice, and recommendations on procurement policy and procedures.

What you’ll do
As a procurement specialist and supervisor you will:
  • Manage a comprehensive portfolio of Information Technology contracts
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop complex competitive bid processes, develop RFX documents, and manage the procurement process from start to finish including leading contract negotiations
  • Prepare, write, and review legal contracts and forward non-standard contracts to the WorkSafeBC legal department for review
  • Work with the management team to identify and develop internal and external KPIs
  • Provide supervision and direction to a small team helping them achieve corporate objectives
  • Assist the team through knowledge and application of leadership and team building skills and techniques such as group facilitation, coordination, coaching, problem solving, interpersonal communication, and integration of work processes and products

Is this a good fit for you?
We’re looking for someone who can:
  • Identify, define, analyze, and apply law and policy to issues and facts to assess impact, recognize relevance, evaluate options, and make recommendations
  • Negotiate complex contracts and services agreements
  • Plan, lead, and facilitate the procurement process in multi-disciplinary procurement project team meetings
  • Use effective communication skills to present research information to audiences of varying levels of expertise and respond to questions
  • Train and motivate individuals and work groups to provide a clear work direction and encourage a high level of customer service
  • Perform statistical analysis of data
  • Use project management principles and techniques including estimating costs, identifying resource requirements, establishing timelines, and monitoring progress
  • Use strong interpersonal skills to manage internal stakeholder expectations

Your background and experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of six years of procurement experience, that includes at least three years of experience in a senior position or leading complex procurement projects
  • A Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation from the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered

Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 238,000 registered employers in our province.

What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits
Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.

If you’re the successful applicant, we’ll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you’ll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we’ll confirm your offer of employment.

We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

To apply
Visit worksafebc.com and select Careers to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

Application deadline: July 25, 2019

Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.


Organization: WorkSafe BC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: June 28, 2019, 9:03 am
Expires: July 25, 2019, 4:30 pm

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