Manager, Purchasing Services

WorkSafe BC

Manager, Purchasing Services

Are you a procurement professional with experience in contract management and purchasing team supervision? We have an opportunity for a manager of Purchasing Services to provide leadership to a team responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of goods and services and implementation of purchasing policies and programs to our internal clients.

What you’ll do
As the manager of Purchasing Services you will:
  • Ensure that purchasing policies, procedures, and standards are appropriately implemented and that funds for the procurement of goods and services are properly tendered
  • Promote a customer-focused and service-oriented approach in providing services to external and internal customers
  • Lead your team to maintain high levels of service and achieve objectives by creating a supportive working environment and promoting effective communication and teamwork
  • Develop and implement operational objectives and action plans, monitor quality and quantity of work, and ensure adequate service levels and operating standards are maintained
  • Facilitate the creation and development of competitive processes and third party provider/supplier contract agreements and manage processes and communication involving agreements with service providers and suppliers
  • Work with clients to offer creative business solutions

Is this a good fit for you?
We’re looking for someone who can:
  • Think strategically and execute an action plan to achieve objectives
  • Create a work environment that encourages and supports the development and success of individuals on your team, enabling them to contribute to the team and reach their maximum potential
  • Use well-developed verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present information, influence others, build relationships, and work collaboratively

Your educational background and experience:
  • A university degree in business administration, economics, supply chain management, or other relevant fields of study
  • A minimum of five years of management experience in a computerized supply chain/purchasing environment with experience in competitive bidding and contract management
  • Experience in public procurement is preferred
  • A professional certification from a recognized and accredited supply management association or institute
  • Working knowledge of business management principles and practices
  • Supervisory experience in a unionized environment is an asset

Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. 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 245,000 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.

To apply
Visit 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: August 29, 2019.

Organization: WorkSafe BC
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: August 2, 2019, 10:14 am
Expires: August 29, 2019, 4:30 pm

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