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Manager, Procurement Transformation

Location: Victoria, BC

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: Exempt Band 6, MIN $89,700.00 - MAX $132,500.00

Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 11/27/2022 


Placement in the salary range is determined by an assessment of knowledge, skills, experience and ability of the candidate to meet the key requirements of the job. In addition, our pay philosophy is to align with the median of the range and be considerate of internal equity comparisons.


Are we right for you...

We’re passionate about people and creating sustainable, safe and affordable public transit solutions to residents across BC. We are an organization that has a people-first approach and considers people first in every business decision that we make. We are part of the solution and what we do matters; from fighting climate change with battery electric buses, to affordability through cost effective transportation, to connecting remote communities, we bring the heart, soul and innovation to public transportation.


It’s an exciting time to be in public transportation sector and we’re looking for a creative and passionate leader to join our team. Not only would you be joining an engaged organization but you’d also get to enjoy flexible work arrangements, extended benefits and a pension plan as just a few of the benefits BC Transit employees are eligible for. Keep reading to find out if this role is meant for you!

What you'll be doing...

Reporting to the Director, Strategic Procurement, this position utilizes change management principles, processes, and tools to focus on driving operational results for the organization in designing procurement transformation and modernization strategies. This position will assess stakeholder impacts and organizational readiness through recommendations while supporting implementation through effective communication, training, and other change management solutions. 

Manager, Procurement Transformation will lead BC Transit’s procurement modernization and transformation initiative and will be responsible for reviewing current procedures, tools, policies, and processes to identify and implement the required improvements. This position plays a lead role in supporting the department and stakeholders in their business operations including procurement and contract related business decisions. In addition, this position will lead the procurement and contract management initiatives.


To view the full job description for this role please see the attached.

What you'll bring to the table...

We value lifelong learners and have found the following combination of education and experience allows people to be successful in this role: 

  • Experience related with recent progressive change management, purchasing and/or contract management and supplier management. 
  • In-depth knowledge of public procurement/contract law
  • In-depth knowledge of category management principles
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with lean processes
  • In-depth leadership experience in change management
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze business, financial, technical and legal issues and develop solutions
  • Excellent facilitation and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Excellent business and political acumen
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

What we'll bring to the table...

  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits to support you and your family, regardless of what life throws at you
  • Membership in a “gold plated” defined benefit pension plan, meaning it’s the best in the Province and one of the best in the country; putting you in a strong position when it comes time to retire 
  • Access to fitness and lifestyle centers to help you take care of your physical fitness and health
  • Various programs that support employees such as an Employee Assistance Program and health and wellness initiatives and events aimed at fostering your mental health
  • A complimentary employee bus pass (plus taxable dependent passes) 
  • A corporate learning and development program to help you in continuous career growth
  • An employee recognition program where we all recognize each other's successes (not just your Leaders!)
  • A social club that gives you access to events throughout Victoria

What next steps could look like...

  • Interviews will take place between December 7th - 8th.  
  • The position requires the completion of a Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • An assignment or presentation may be included as part of the recruitment process.
  • An eligibility list may be established for future full time regular and full time temporary vacancies.
  • If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please contact to let us know how we can assist you.
  • BC Transit is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. If the organization identifies this position as a reasonable accommodation for an existing employee, all candidates will be notified as soon as reasonably possible.

To keep our team members, customers and the communities we serve safe, we have introduced an interim Employee Mandatory Vaccination Policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  BC Transit requires proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Please be aware that your appointment to this position is conditional on meeting and maintaining the definition of being "fully vaccinated" as per the definition of Health Canada. Any employee providing false or misleading information, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.


We believe that diversity of thought and experience fuels innovation. In keeping with this belief, we do not discriminate on any basis. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Should you require any accommodation or have questions, please let us know.

While we welcome all applications, we will only respond directly to those who are short-listed for a role. Thanks in advance for your understanding and wishing you all the best in your career journey.

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