Bilingual Senior Administrator - Procurement

Job Requisition ID: 9923  

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): BBB 

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 51261.66 to $ 64077.07 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a contract employee:

  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role
Join the Procurement Team in the Bilingual Senior Administrator - Procurement position. In this role, you will use appropriate tools to perform data mining in support of team initiatives and business needs. You will support a range of activities related to reports preparation and presentation. You will provide support on low-risk procurement and sourcing strategies to the business line and collaborate with the business line to deliver on low-risk sourcing requests. You will also help coordinate the low risk RFx process, and implement contracts with the objective of obtaining the best value for CMHC.
This is a temporary position of a duration of 12 months. 
What you’ll do:

  • Support the activities of a team responsible for the delivery and administration of programs and/or business activities.
  • Monitor business activity and conduct an analysis of applications/requests to ensure compliance with program guidelines and policies and to identify issues, solutions and efficiencies.
  • Make recommendations for approvals, recommend courses of action for non-standard requests and process documentation or data such as applications/requests, commitments and payment requisitions.
  • Coordinate processing and administrative functions, as well as important business activities and functions, which may include meetings, travel, communications, event logistics and procurement.
  • Validate and ensure accuracy of data inputted into the system, and coordinate the collection of data for the production of status reports and other reports as needed by management.
  • Ensure all documentation is in place in accordance with business requirements. Manages such documentation in support of business outcomes.
  • Manage the coordination of action items and decisions and follows up with the management team to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Play a role in collecting and disseminating information that is crucial to the achievement of business objectives and project deliverables.

What you should have:

  • A post-secondary education or an equivalent amount of education and experience in Finance, Business, Supply Chain Management or Legal.    
  • A minimum of one year of experience in procurement.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines and take initiative.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including the application of sound judgment and the ability to escalate appropriately.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to persuade others.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Bilingualism (English and French).



Posting closing date:  Note, the competition will remain active until filled.




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!