Manager of Procurement and Risk

Competition Number: 22090

Job Title: Manager of Procurement and Risk

Department: Financial Services

Employment Type: Full-Time Union Exempt


Posted Date: October 24, 2022, 12:00 am

Closing Date: November 20, 2022, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: November 23, 2022, 10:31 am

Posting: Closed

Status: --


The City

The City of Courtenay is situated on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, within the traditional lands of the K'ómoks First Nation. Accessible by land, sea or air, Courtenay is a culturally diverse community that offers supernatural beauty at its doorstep. The City (approximate population 28,000) is the urban and cultural hub of the larger community, the Comox Valley (approximate population 72,000).

The City is governed by a Mayor and six Councillors. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible to Council for managing all City operations. The Financial Services Department is one of seven departments reporting to the CAO. Our organization's culture is demonstrated by our Corporate Mission and Core Values.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will develop, oversee and provide supervision for the City’s procurement function.  They will manage the Purchasing Division including the purchase of all services, materials, equipment and supplies ensuring the goods and services are delivered when required and at the best value.  This position is responsible for the disposal of all City assets other than land along with oversight of the City stores.  Further for the procurement functions, the manager will be responsible for the City’s risk management program.

 The Successful Candidate Will Have: 

 Degree in Commerce, Business Administration or minimum two-year diploma in Supply Chain Management or other related field from a recognized educational institution.

  • Occupational Certificates, Licenses, Association Memberships:
  • Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) designation or Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) designation or Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP)
  • Member in Supply Chain Canada (SCC) and /or National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP)
  • Considerable (5 to 7 years) public procurement work experience including designing, developing and implementing best practices sourcing and leading complex procurement projects, including risk and claims management
  • Training in the use of contract documents through the Master Municipal Construction Documents Association
  • Local government experience is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Local Government Act, Community Charter and Free Trade Agreements
  • Thorough knowledge of the Goods and Services Tax and Provincial Sales Tax Acts,
  • Extensive knowledge of contract law, laws of competitive bidding, bonding, insurance and government legislation and / regulations relating to public purchasing functions
  • Thorough knowledge of financial management systems including purchasing, budgeting and inventory management modules
  • Considerable knowledge and demonstrated ability in the use of contract documents through the Master Municipal Construction Documents Association
  • Knowledge of e-commerce solutions and strategic sourcing
  • Strong Excel application skill and Word use for business applications
  • Strong skill in insurance and property claims management
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, communication, negotiation, organizational, time management, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to plan, assign and direct the work of personnel and lead, coach, and motivate staff in a team environment
  • Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and diplomatically with the public, vendors, and City staff
  • Other Procurement Program Certificates are considered an asset.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License – Class 5
  • Criminal Record Check

If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Manager of Procurement and Risk”.  Submit your application through the “Apply” button below no later than November 20, 2022.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.




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