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Procurement Operations Manager (Health/Clinical)

Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: 0, NS, CA, B3J 1M7

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 2/26/2019  


Internal Services 


Procurement Operations Manager (Health/Clinical), Permanent,   


Competition # 17740 



About Us



Do you have an innovative mindset?   Are you a natural leader that creates a winning culture?   Do you understand the voice of the customer?  Are you someone that loves the world of procurement and all the dynamics and challenges it brings?   Do you want to help contribute to the modernization of healthcare in Nova Scotia?   Tell us your story and why you want to work with us?

The procurement branch of Nova Scotia’s Department of Internal Services is an exciting place to work.   We are a growing group of innovative and passionate procurement gurus that are helping our clients, such as the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK, procure the best vendor relationships to support quality healthcare in Nova Scotia.    

The Department of Internal Services are the proud winners of the 2017 IPAC Award for Innovative Management and a public-sector leader. We have also received the award for Excellence in Procurement from the National Procurement Institute, 3 years in a row.

We are recruiting for the Procurement Operations Manager (Health/Clinical).  We are looking for a unique individual that shares our vision and values in providing quality leadership and support to his/her category managers and procurement specialists.

About Our Opportunity


Leading a team of procurement professionals, you will ensure exceptional service delivery is provided to clients while always understanding the “voice of the customer”. 


As a leader that cares about building and supporting a dedicated and loyal team, you will have a proven track record in delivering results, promoting engagement, collaboration and leading by example, while supporting diversity and a healthy workplace.


In a typical work week, you can expect to:

  • Oversee the service delivery aspects of category procurement to our clients at the NSHA and IWK – cycle time, savings, project scheduling, resource utilization and other key performance indicators;
  • Support category managers and their procurement specialists by ensuring the most effective and innovative procurement methods are adopted and practiced;
  • Meet with clients from NSHA and IWK to provide advice, assess health of process and service delivery, understand future demand requirements;
  • Work with colleagues from the other procurement operation channels (Health Pro GPO, IT, Construction, Goods and Services) to design, modify, implement, and control service delivery processes to help meet client needs;
  • Work with Corporate Strategy and Business Intelligence groups within Procurement to understand policy, protocols, and trade agreements; design and modify training, process, and communications to employees, vendors and clients.    


About You


To be successful in this role, you will have a post-secondary degree in a related discipline (such as a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering or Science) and several years of progressive related management experience.  An equivalent combination of education and related experience will be considered. 


You will also have demonstrated experience in procurement; developing RFPs for clients and negotiating agreements.  You will have experience in actioning operational plans, delivering persuasive presentations to different levels of the organization, managing service delivery performance, and experience in using lean methodologies to achieve continuous improvement goals.


Demonstrated success in leading, coaching and mentoring others in a diverse environment, team building, employee development and relationship building, will assist you in this role.

This position aligns well with candidates who also have:

  • Project and change management skills;
  • Presentation and negotiation skills;
  • Business analysis experience;
  • Experience in a healthcare / clinical setting;
  • Organization, time management and motivational skills;
  • A commitment to focusing on a culture that provides customer service above and beyond what is expected;
  • Forward thinking to ensure proper mechanisms are in place to support the evolution of the ISD Procurement, as well as industry changes;
  • Ability to identify emerging trends, needs and challenges and drive and implement innovative thinking and change within the organization;
  • Ability to execute through effective delegation, motivation and oversight; and,
  • A leadership style that is driven, energetic and has a high degree of professional integrity. 


Understanding of procurement law and trade agreements and how they work within public procurement environments would be considered an asset.


Competencies required at this level are: Decisiveness, Effective Interactive Communication, Inspirational Leadership, Team Leadership, Client Orientation, Impact & Influence


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Pay Grade:  EC 12 


Salary Range:  $2,918.05 - $3,647.58 Bi-Weekly   


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.


 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For questions or concerns, please contact



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