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Manager, Procurement Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
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Job Description : 

Position Type/ Hours:

This is a permanent full-time position working thirty-five (35) hours per week within the Procurement Branch of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

Position Description:

The Manager, Procurement is responsible for the overall supply chain program delivery and supports through leadership, employee development, and client support.

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

Department Management: Assists with the overall Procurement Program delivery. Manages through direct involvement in daily operations, budgeting and strategic planning of the overall design and deployment of all branch initiatives.  Ensures that all programs are developed according to legislation, trade agreements, industry standards and best practices. Maintains high service levels with stakeholders; ensures all projects are completed within acceptable timeframes.

Leadership: Takes a key role in developing and implementing innovative and practical solutions to related challenges with customers, leaders and employees. Recruits, trains, and develops team members’ subject matter expertise in leading edge procurement practices and processes. Leads by example.

Design and Implementation of Strategies: Plays a key role in setting strategic direction of the Procurement Branch. Helps design, and implement strategic supply chain processes and goals in conjunction with leading public sector practices.


  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, Commerce or related field is required; a specialization in supply chain management preferred.
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) designation and/or certification through the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in a supply chain management environment. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a manager or equivalent role.
  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.
  • Experience working in a public sector environment with both unionized and non-unionized employees is considered an asset.

You will possess the following:

  • Ability to empower and manage people, and use innovative approaches in situations involving rapid change, shifting priorities, and/or simultaneous demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and collaborative skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to assess situations from a general business perspective, as well as from an SCM subject expertise standpoint.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both technical and user-friendly language, including instructional, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Development, interpretation and adherence to administrative directives, policy, and legal requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of tendering processes, office procedures, organizational structures.
  • Ability to apply supply chain techniques and processes to internal needs.
  • A strong understanding of public purchasing rules, process, and culture.
  • A thorough knowledge of common law, public tendering, municipal and provincial statutes.
  • Valid Alberta Class Five (5) driver’s licence.


Competitive Salary

In addition to the rate of pay, we offer other attractive incentives:

-excellent training and development opportunities

-an extensive employer paid benefits plan

-an additional annual payment of $12,480 which represents a cost of living allowance 


Closing Date: 
December 10, 2017
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