Director, Procurement Services
Executive and Legal Services
City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
August 8, 2013
September 12, 2013
The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $117,390 and $146,737* (job grade 21). *Where the Bank requires specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
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Working in the Executive and Legal Services Department and reporting directly to the Assistant General Counsel, the Director of Procurement Services is the Bank’s most senior procurement professional. The Director will build upon prior work to continue to evolve the Procurement Services group into a strategic sourcing operation that provides outcome-based, effective and efficient services to acquire goods and services for the Bank. The Director role will be required to build strong relationships with senior leaders across the Bank and to become a trusted adviser regarding their business requirements. In this manner, the Director will be expected to contribute in a meaningful and business-oriented manner to many of the Bank’s most important projects. In particular, the Bank is renewing its Head Office facility at 234 Wellington Street. This project will require key strategic and tactical advice to support a wide range of large and complex projects for the Bank’s workplace and facility of the future.
• provide qualified strategic and tactical procurement advice to staff, departmental clients or other stakeholders• lead and be accountable for the Procurement Services team in its day-to-day activities• build effective working relationships at all levels, but particularly with senior leaders within client departments across the Bank, ensuring the highest possible levels of client satisfaction and establishing yourself as a trusted adviser• identify and lead the implementation of opportunities to increase the productivity of the procurement team, reduce risk to the Bank, improve project outcomes and improve quality of service to client departments• be accountable and responsible for the stewardship of the Bank’s procurement policy and procedures, as well as the identification and implementation of improvements as necessary• liaise with other key stakeholders in the approve-procure-contract-pay process, and lead process improvements and manage change as necessary• be accountable for Procurement’s module within the SAP system• be accountable for the management of contracts that are Procurement’s responsibility• be accountable for the Bank’s procurement records• be accountable and responsible for the professional development of staff, including coaching, mentoring and initiating training• establish new procurement vehicles that will provide more efficient and effective procurement methods to the Bank• report on the state of Procurement Services to the key stakeholders, including the Bank’s most senior management committee• support the Bank in the achievement of improved contract management
• a completed postgraduate designation such as MBA, CA or LLB or• any other relevant completed university degree and• a minimum of 10 years of work experience in a similar capacity, such as procurement, program management or operations management • English and French essential• fully functional in second official language (training will be provided to help the selected candidate reach the required level of fully functional)• experience contributing in a significant capacity to complex, solution-oriented projects• experience in leading strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals, particularly in aspects related to decision making and generating consensus• experience working with suppliers and managing supplier relationships• experience working within multi-party, organizational working relationships and objectively managing competing stakeholder interests• experience developing policy and procedures and ensuring compliance• strong leadership and communication skills, including verbal and written communication skills• strong diplomatic, facilitation, influencing, collaborative and consensus-building skills
• knowledge of public procurement principles and best practices• strong negotiation skills• knowledge of SAP• knowledge of SharePoint• knowledge of best practices related to the procurement of complex information technology requirements• knowledge of best practices related to the procurement of complex facility-based requirements
• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for secret status clearance.• Priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada.• Relocation assistance may be provided for this recruitment action.• The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumé and a covering letter by 5 September 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.
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