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Bilingual Senior Procurement Analyst (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Sector: Finance 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

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

Salary Range: $63418.82 to $79273.53

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

About the role
We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. You will be ensuring the execution of strategic sourcing, planning and sourcing strategies for business lines and content administration related to medium to large sourcing activities. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing expertise, support to internal clients on CMHC’s contracting policies, and procedures that will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.

What you will need
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Operations Management or in a related field.
• Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience and increasing responsibilities OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Advanced knowledge of supply and contract management/governance.
• Strong knowledge and experience in negotiating various types of contracts (i.e. IT (Hardware, Software), construction, leasing and renting, professional services, supplies, telecommunications equipment, HR contracts, etc.).
• Demonstrated experience in providing strategic advice and expertise to clients throughout all phases of the procurement process.
• Demonstrated experience in preparing, managing, and monitoring Requests For Proposals (RFPs), contracts, tenders and agreements for contracts valued over $600,000 dollars.
• Demonstrated experience in interpreting vendors’ contract terms and conditions and adhering to procurement policies, methods and procedures in place.
• Advanced level experience in using a variety of computer software and database applications.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively with/for a variety of audiences.
• Ability to effectively negotiate and interface with vendors regarding equipment pricing and contract management terms and conditions.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage stress and several ongoing and competing tasks / demands.
• High level of interpersonal skills (tact, judgement, diplomacy).
• Ability to research issues, analyse problems, synthesize information and make recommendations.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team.


• Post graduate degree(s) in the fields noted above and/or relevant professional procurement designations or certifications (e.g. Supply Chain Management Professional Designation (SCMP), Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP)).
• Experience in creating and executing high level corporate supplier contract agreements.
• Experience in working with Microsoft Dynamics software.
• Project management work experience.


What you will be doing
• Providing industry-specific expertise on procurement and sourcing strategies to assigned business lines (i.e. during the review of goods or services specifications, the evaluation of vendor responses, the negotiation process, and the monitoring of vendors performance).
• Establishing, managing and supporting service level agreements as well as operating level agreements with assigned business lines (e.g., turnaround times, lead times needed).
• Coordinating the RFx process, and negotiating contracts with the objective of obtaining best value for CMHC.
• Supporting business lines to ensure they achieve their business objectives through effective use of procurement and sourcing strategies.
• Recommending and negotiating changes in procurement approach or content to clients and approving the procurement activity as appropriate.
• Managing upstream procurement content and strategic supplier relationships, including during the supplier pre-qualification process, and while resolving issues and disputes.
• Implementing processes to monitor contract performance, and proactively addressing issues/ inquiries with the intent of mitigating risks.
• Conducting vendor analyses and preparing various reports related to vendor performance management (KPIs).
• Providing input and recommendations on procurement policy/procedures for improvements.
• Performing any other duties as assigned by the Team Leader.

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


Job Requisition ID: 3860  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s): Various Locations Across Canada 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Learn more below about CMHC and how we help Canadians meet their housing needs.