Bilingual Senior Officer, Public Procurement

Job Requisition ID: 10339  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

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

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 70354.2 to $ 87942.74 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 permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • 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 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. 


What you'll do: 


  • 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. 


What you should have:


  • A post-secondary education in business or degree in business administration, finance or a related field.  
  • A minimum of five (5) years of 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.  
  • 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 and the 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 track record of negotiating contracts and knowledge.  
  • Strong communication skills in both English and French: 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. 


It would be great if you also had:


  • A Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation.



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!