IT Sourcing Specialist

Information Technology
Burnaby, British Columbia
Job ID:
Sourjya Chatterjee

Our client is an energy leader in British Columbia and they have an immediate need for a Senior IT Sourcing specialist to join their team for a 1 year contract position.

• The Supply Chain Professional Level 2 is accountable for delivering assigned outcomes related to the development and execution of category/project supply chain strategies, sourcing strategies and/or sourcing activities following established processes and quality requirements.

• This role would generally be assigned medium complexity and/or risk work assignments with minimal oversight or medium to higher complexity and/or risk work assignments with more oversight.


Experience and Role Accountabilities

• A minimum ten (10) years of sourcing, category management or equivalent, preferably in a complex environment of a similar size to BC Hydro.

• Experience in categories or infrastructure capital project sourcing would be considered an asset.

• Develop and plan the implementation of category and/or sourcing strategies or related work packages by using excellent skills in communication, analysis, critical thinking, planning/project management, supplier/market research, problem-solving, and facilitation of decision-making in a large and complex organization.

• Implement category and/or sourcing strategies or related work packages using a thorough understanding of sourcing and category management processes and standards, good project management practices, knowledge of public sector procurement law, and the appropriate application of relevant supply chain concepts.

• Lead and/or support projects that may include developing and conducting multi-stage RFPs, preparing for and conducting negotiations, both initial award and for extensions, as well as implementing supplier relationship management initiatives including analyzing and resolving escalated contract or supplier issues.

• Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships between supply chain organization and business partners, suppliers, and stakeholders through activities such as timely communication, resolution of issues, and relevant reporting.

• Act as a subject matter expert by advising on category management and/or sourcing best practices, approaches, and standards to enhance current operational efficiency and future capability.


Education and Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field such as Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or equivalent

• Certificate or additional education in Supply Chain Management is an asset.

• Certificate or additional education in Project Management, Change Management, Facilitation or Communication, an asset

• Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

• Advanced English skills for professional environment, written and spoken


The successful candidate will be responsible for managing IT sourcing events for contracts with large spend for the client.

  • IT procurement experience is a must have (i.e. sourcing & procurement for IT service contracts)
  • 10+ years relevant experience
  • Experience writing, running & managing RFPs & contracts for large annual spends (i.e. $5MM +)
  • Public sector or crown corporation experience preferred.
  • Must be located in the greater Vancouver area

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