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Manager Procurement Services

Requisition ID: 271488 

Position Number: 20044486

Posting End Date: July 29, 2021

City: Flexible in Manitoba

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Winnipeg Shared Health

Department / Unit: Procurement Services-3 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: SH Exempt-OT

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and qualifications


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director, Procurement Services, and working collaboratively with, other members of the supply chain team, this role is responsible for leading a team of staff responsible for procuring a category of products, services, and/or equipment. The assigned work includes but is not limited to: prioritizing and balancing work of the team for effective service provision to customers; ensuring that supply disruptions are managed to prevent stock outs at sites; monitoring dashboards for work efficiency, productivity of team members and resolving issues pertaining to blocked invoices. Maintaining business continuity of the specified category of business and engaging the vendor community to ensure strong business relationships that support the goals of the organization to provide the right product, at the right time for a specified price. Maintains strong communications with the Contracting team on matters pertaining to vendor performance and product quality as well as monitoring off contract spend.


Responsible for developing standard operating procedures to support and maintain consistent processes. The Category Lead is involved in all aspects of strategic sourcing and procurement and requires a high degree of expertise in managing a healthcare supply chain from Procure-to- Pay and meeting the end users and/or customers’ requirements to support patient care.



  • 5 years of procurement experience in a public sector environment (including identifying business/operations requirements to support strategic sourcing and supply chain process improvements).
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience in managing a team of procurement staff (coaching, motivating, guiding and managing work performance)
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SAP an asset.
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. Ability to conduct team facilitation, demonstrate effective presentation skills, conduct instructional sessions and maintain comprehensive documentation of standard operating procedures.
  • Experience in dealing with team conflicts and managing the team to ensure a positive work environment that enables the achievement of the organization’s mission, vision and goals within the context of the WRHA’s Code of Conduct
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment and lead a team of procurement coordinators and/or clerks.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to prioritize and assign team member workloads
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain solid working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and provide outstanding customer oriented service.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently or in a team environment, and manage time and priorities effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in identifying tactical and strategic business needs, with demonstrated ability to enhance processes to meet customer and organizational requirements.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Post-secondary Degree in a related discipline such as supply chain, economics, commerce, or business from an accredited educational institution; an equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.
  • Enrollment in or completion of any of the following would be considered an asset: Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), or Professional Logistician (Plog).


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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