New Job Sustainable Procurement Liaison In Manitoba

Sustainable Procurement Liaison
Sustainable Procurement Liaison

Sustainable Procurement Liaison

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Salary : Details not provided
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

The Sustainable Procurement Liaison (SPL) is the subject matter expert and primary point of contact responsible for leading the City’s Sustainable Procurement program, providing strategic guidance and operational support on Sustainable Procurement, with the goal of integrating sustainability factors (environmental, ethical, social and indigenous) within all City procurement.

The SPL collaborates extensively internally and externally on Sustainable Procurement, provides recommendations on strategy, keeps up to date on emerging trends, and maintains a best practice Sustainable Procurement program in alignment with the Council approved Social Procurement Framework and Sustainable Procurement Action Plan.

As the Sustainable Procurement Liaison (SPL) you will:

  • Provide strategic support in developing, implementing, and reporting on the sustainable procurement program at the City of Winnipeg
  • Consult with and provide day to day operational support and guidance to internal contract stakeholders
  • Develop and deliver training on sustainable procurement best practices to ensure long term program success
  • Represent the City of Winnipeg at internal and external Sustainable Procurement events
  • Report on and deliver annual Sustainable Procurement Program metrics to Council

Your education and qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, diploma or certificate in environmental sciences, supply chain management, sustainability, public policy or related discipline; an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and/or other relevant professional designations.
  • Four (4) to Six (6) years of progressive related experience working in the area of sustainable (environmental, ethical, social and Indigenous) procurement of goods and services in a large organization, or in the area of public policy, preferably within a public sector environment.
  • Experience in social and sustainable procurement policy and program development and delivery.
  • Experience in a formal leadership role within a large and complex organization (asset).
  • Experience working in a unionized environment (asset).
  • Knowledge of public sector purchasing trade agreements, partnerships and applicable regulations.
  • Sound working knowledge of procurement and project management principles.
  • Sound working knowledge of change management principles.
  • Good understanding of environmental and social impacts and ways to mitigate these impacts and encourage positive impacts in procurement.
  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills for solving complex and sensitive issues.
  • Effective leadership skills including the ability to act as a change agent to champion strategy development, program implementation and continuous improvement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with various internal and external stakeholders at all levels including elected officials, diverse groups of executives, colleagues, employees and citizens.
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills to assess issues and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to present information to various stakeholders, including ability to conduct formal presentations.
  • Facilitation skills for working groups with internal and external stakeholders at various levels.
  • Excellent written communication skills for the preparation of various internal and external documents.
  • Strong strategic planning skills coupled with ability to analyze issues on a broad business level and set priorities.
  • Proficient in a Windows based environment with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Class 5 drivers license (asset).

Conditions of employment:

  • The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
  • A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant(s) or successful candidate(s) at their expense.


  • Citizen & Customer Focus
  • Respecting Diversity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Results Oriented