New Job Director, Procurement & Supply Chain Management In Ontario

Director, Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Director, Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Director, Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Company : Ontario Clean Water Agency
Salary : $90,348–$137,895 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) believes in Our Communities, Our Environment and Our People. As a trusted partner to municipalities, First Nations communities, businesses, governments and institutions across Ontario, we provide our clients with total solutions in water and wastewater. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to help them build healthy sustainable communities and organizations and provide safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day.

Are you are an innovative, dynamic and results-driven leader? Do you have a customer service orientation and are interested in being an integral part of the agency's procurement & supply chain management services? Then this role is for you!

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Vice President:
  • Lead and manage the strategic planning, development, implementation, and management of procurement agreements, including enterprise-wide procurements to meet the needs of the Agency.
  • Lead and manage the provision of end-to-end procurement services such as development of enterprise agreements, client-led procurements and category management plans for the Agency.
  • Develop and provide strategic procurement advice on agency-specific and strategic procurement plans, for approval and implementation.
  • Drive and support the division's culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and optimal client service including leadership of business transformation projects to drive modernization. Ensure alignment of initiatives with agency strategic plans.
  • Manage and provide strategic procurement advice for the provision of client account management services including contract management and procurement consulting services to the Agency and client executives on managing substantial financial risks and business exposure over the lifetime of their investments in purchases of goods and services.
  • Ensure the provision of timely and client-specific specialized information, analyses and advice on very complex procurements in relation to clients' business plans and procurement requirements.
  • Act as the resource for high-level, unique and major contract management issues, using different techniques to bring about a timely and mutually agreed upon conclusion wherever possible (e.g., providing policy and contract interpretation, mediating and assisting in negotiations for contract amendments).
  • Participate as a member of senior management teams/committees both internal and external and to add critical input for strategic procurement initiatives in alignment with Supply Chain Ontario and corporate directions, including Federal/Provincial/Territorial collaboration.
  • Provide input to the development of the branch strategic, operational and program plan, policies and guidelines within the vision/mandate of divisional and corporate business services models by leading the development of the portfolio's business plan, operational systems and processes.

How do I qualify?

Leadership Skills:

  • You have proven leadership experience in a fast-paced, collaborative, customer-centered environment and the ability to manage the team to timely deliver high quality procurement services and results under tight timelines.
  • You have demonstrated success as a strategic leader fostering an environment of continuous improvement and excellence during ongoing change.
  • You have demonstrated leadership experience to build organizational capacity through effective human resources development such as recruitment activities, labour relations management, talent management, organizational design and succession planning.
  • You are an inclusive leader who values and creates a culture of diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace.
  • You have a high level of political acuity and demonstrated experience in managing sensitive and contentious issues.
  • You possess strong negotiation and influential skills.

Business and Technical Knowledge

  • You have extensive knowledge of procurement policies, processes and practices as well as contract management including evolving trends in the private and public sectors to lead the provision of contract management expertise.
  • You have knowledge of program management and service delivery concepts, standards and processes to manage the provision of a full range of competitive, cost effective procurement advisory and tender administration consultative service.
  • You have extensive knowledge agency strategic directions, multi-year business and results based planning processes and agency service delivery models to lead and manager a significant agency wide program area and to determine objective and resources requirements to ensure aligned of programs with corporate strategic goals.
  • You have expert knowledge of financial, administration and procurement policies and directives to plan and manage fiscal and material resources including; reviewing and approving budgets, managing facilities, assets and contract service providers, leading long range fiscal planning, providing financial reporting and ensuring compliance with financial protocols, audit principles, directives and guidelines.
  • You have strong project management principles and methodologies to oversee and guide the overall delivery of the mandates and strategies.
  • You have comprehensive knowledge OPS directives, policies, customer service standards and guidelines relating to procurement and Supply Chain Ontario to develop and implement agency wide plans and strategies including frameworks, methodologies and performance measures for processes and best practices.
  • You have comprehensive knowledge of change management processes, innovation, advanced procurement models and best practices to support supply chain modernization activities impacting the agency.
  • Possessing or pursuing supply chain management certification would be an asset.

Communication and Relationship Management

  • You have superior presentation and briefing skills to inform all levels of management and staff on diverse and complex procurement and supply chain issues
  • You have an excellent ability to develop high quality briefing materials (including slide decks, briefing notes, etc.) under tight deadlines on various procurement and supply chain management strategies.
  • You have proven ability to initiate and maintain strong and collaborative working relationships and build network with internal and external stakeholders
  • You have strong capability of managing changes and are able to anticipate and manage resistance to change in order to achieve desired outcomes.
  • You have excellent team building and interpersonal skills.

Strategic & Analytical Thinking

  • You have demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills to establish goals, develop implementation plans, monitor progress through defined KPIs, and ensure effective accountability and strategic alignment.
  • You can anticipate and identify business and financial related issues and risks, develop mitigation strategies and provide strategic recommendations to senior management.
  • You are able to conceptualize and articulate long and short-term strategic resources planning requirements based on the agency's business strategies and mandate.

What's in it for you?

  • Flexible learning and development opportunities.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization with the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Ontario.
  • Work with the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario for over 25 years.
  • Work with an organization committed to innovation and advanced technology.
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits including for adoptive parents.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 2085, Hurontario St, Mississauga, Central Region

Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan

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Posted on:
Monday, June 19, 2023

  • T-AQ-200981/23