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Manager, Contracting

Manager, Contracting

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Job Title: Manager, Contracting
Work Site:601 W. Broadway
Status: Regular Full Time 
Reference#: 105346-ale


Reporting to the Director Contract Development and Support, the Manager Contracting is accountable for ensuring all service contracts are effectively managed across the Lower Mainland for Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Service Authority and Fraser Health. Effectively managing contracts requires the Manager to ensure ongoing vendor compliance with terms & conditions, particularly with respect to insurance, bonding, and other requirements. The Manager is also responsible for providing timely support to Regional Contract Managers, and all service contract related activities for Business Initiatives and Support Services BISS and other lower mainland health programs requiring such services. In these areas, the Manager is the subject matter expert.

The Manager understands and supports BISS service contract goals and objectives including building and implementing excellent contract management, fostering strong working relationships with vendors, strategic sourcing strategies, negotiating agreements with vendors, creating and managing standard service contracts terms & conditions, maintaining fair business practices, ongoing risk assessment and risk mitigation, and other components required in a center of service contract excellence.



  • Post secondary degree in Business Administration, Law or related field and/or completion of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada certificate supplemented by Eight (8) to Ten (10) years’ recent, related experience in a contract management position in the public sector or health care environment or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.


  • Comprehensive knowledge in service contracts, compliance and risk.
  • Good understanding of contract law and commercial terms & conditions.
  • Good experience in managing partner/vendor relationships.
  • General knowledge of the BC Health Care Industry environment.
  • Effective leadership and communication skills to foster a respectful and motivating environment.
  • Competently utilizes spreadsheet and word processing applications at an intermediate level and has a reasonable knowledge of computerized purchasing systems, including e-commerce applications.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication, interpersonal and administrative skills.

This Role Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 105346-ale. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Internal competition closes May 24, 2018. Internal applications received after this date will be considered as late applications.

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.

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