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Leader, Facilities Management Procurement

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 25, 2023.

Job Description Job Title: Leader, Facilities Management Procurement Work Site: 520 West 6th Status: Start Date: Hours: Regular Full Time
– Baseline (1.00 FTE) As soon as possible 0800-1600 Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays Salary: $33.35
– $47.94 per hour Reference: 173293-lmo Come work as a Leader, Facilities Management Procurement with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Reporting to the Manager, the Facilities Management Procurement Leader is responsible for the management of construction procurement contracts for products, consultants, contractors and services relative to specific portfolios as assigned for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).

Assists in the management of procurement operations and resources and ensures requirements are met efficiently and cost effectively, while focusing on patient care.

Provides advice and consultation to leadership and clients including determining priorities and developing processes to carry out strategic initiatives, in collaboration with the Manager and consistent with the goals, policies and vision of the organization.

As a Leader, Facilities Management Procurement with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Coordinate the day-to-day activities of the procurement area under direction of the Manager by determining priorities, coordinating and scheduling work based on department priorities, developing processes and methods for project implementation resulting from strategic initiatives and ensuring that initiatives are carried out in accordance with the goals, policies and vision of the organization.

Coordinate the timely acquisition of construction-related products, equipment, services, supplier prequalification and renewal of contracts relative to the assigned portfolios and the reporting of contract impacts; ensures that appropriate sign-off approvals are obtained and monitors the renewal of contracts.

Develop, implement and administer department standards and procedures in collaboration with the Manager by evaluating and implementing changes as needed to improve services, simplifying workflow and integration with other purchasing groups and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Develop, implement and maintain systems that ensure the purchase of assigned construction materials, services and supplies occurs following the principles of lowest overall life cycle costs, value analysis and represents the best value for money.

Ensure that established purchasing practices and procedures are conducted in a manner consistent with provincial government legislation and regulations and in accordance with VCH’s policies and procedures; ensures the quality of service for the procurement area or department and maintains quality assurance programs.

Maintain a purchasing system that operates in an effective, efficient manner while meeting the end user’s requirements and ensures the expediting of purchase orders issued under their authority.

Monitors and evaluates contract and vendor performance as required in collaboration with the Manager.

Purchase a variety of technically complex project requirements including services and supplies by consulting with end user delegates, equipment specialists and third party references, determining the vendor through defined processes and by determining and negotiating the best price, availability and delivery.

Represent the organization on committees, including the Group Purchasing Organization, public relations activities as appropriate at local, provincial and national levels.

Represent affiliate organizations in contracts with vendors as applicable and in mandated group purchasing activities and functions as a liaison between procurement and other internal departments in order to resolve problems.

Carry out responsibilities in accordance with health and safety requirements.

Immediately reports unsafe situations by notifying supervisor or other appropriate personnel.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Bachelor degree in Business, Commerce or a related discipline Three (3) to five (5) years’ recent related purchasing management experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills, and team building orientation.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively among the peer group purchasing sections, Inventory Services, Biomedical, Plant Services, Information Services, Nursing and other linked support service departments.

Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment.

Ability to prioritize and organize work in a rapidly changing work environment.

Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and “going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care.

We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process .

Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions.

Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate.

Seniority will not apply.Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.