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Bilingual Senior Officer, Procurement (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 9034  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $  68974,70  to $  86218,38  and are based on qualifications and experience. 


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:


  • Enjoy 5 weeks of vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group insurance to support your well-being from day one;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eradicate racism and advance equity within CMHC and the housing system.


Join the Centralized Procurement team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges. Your strong analytical and negotiation skills and passion for relationship building will help ensure the execution of strategic sourcing, planning and sourcing strategies for business lines for complex and large sourcing files. This will include facilitating complex bid processes for goods and services, identifying and mitigating risk, drafting and negotiating contracts, providing advice and solutions, training and educating business units about procurement policies. 




  • Collaborate with business lines to proactively plan sourcing and provide industry-specific expertise on procurement and sourcing strategies. 
  • Coordinate the open tender process and negotiate contracts with the objective of obtaining the best value for CMHC. 
  • Manage upstream procurement content and strategic supplier relationships, including collaboration opportunities, and resolve issues and disputes. 
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of procurement knowledge of other team members. 
  • Interface with contract management stakeholders for processing and resourcing support. 
  • Provide input into objective setting for procurement and sourcing for CMHC.  
  • Provide expertise and support for the development, implementation and management of corporate contracting policies and procedures. 


Minimum Qualifications: 


  • Post-secondary education in business or degree in business administration, finance or a related field.  
  • 5 years public procurement experience working in a diverse environment with 3+ years’ experience facilitating complex bid processes. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 
  • Bilingual: English and French. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public procurement, privacy legislation, current trade agreements, public sector procurement standards.  
  • Customer service focused approach to procurement and contract management. 
  • Strong track record of negotiating contracts and knowledge  
  • Ability to build effective working relationships and influence decisions by explaining the impact that recommendations have on both the business unit and the organization. 
  • Strong communication skills: ability to listen, write, read and articulate and/or comprehend complex documentation  
  • Project management skills and ability to work under pressure and achieve tight deadlines with limited direction.  
  • Strong ability to conduct in-depth analysis of variable problems and use critical thinking and judgment to identify solutions that are often difficult to find. 



Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation would be an asset.  


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





On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.
We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.