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Manager, Strategic Sourcing

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): 10/10/2022 

 

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 people 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...

Leads BC Transit’s strategic procurement team in the execution of capital focused procurements and a variety of other public procurement processes to support BC Transit. Provides highly responsive customer focus service while maintaining compliance with legal, regulatory and funding requirements.  Oversees the competitive bid process concerning acquisitions for revenue and non-revenue vehicles, capital equipment, construction, services, and. Liaises with stakeholders across the organization to ensure quality of BC Transit’s Procurement processes.   


Updates, advice, and recommendations are routinely provided to the Director, Strategic Procurement to inform broader planning and decision-making. As part of the branch management team, the Manager works with fellow branch Managers to foster information sharing and collaboration across units to support an integrated and effective procurement system for the department.

 

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: 

  • Procurement and sourcing experience
  • Management experience in private or public sector    
  • Demonstrated proficiency in negotiation
  • Sound knowledge of public sector procurement with an emphasis on procurement, contract law and associated practices 
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with commercial contract law
  • In-depth experience in procurement in a Canadian public sector environment
  • Excellent facilitation and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Excellent business 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 from October 25th to 27th.
  • An assignment or presentation may be included as part of the recruitment process.
  • The position requires the completion of a Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • 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 careers@bctransit.com 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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