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Contract Specialist - Repost

Requisition ID: 48082 

Position Number: 20036239

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Flexible in Manitoba

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Flexible in Manitoba

Department / Unit: Shared Health Supply Chain Management 

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


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

Shared Health was created as Manitoba undertakes a broad Health System Transformation that lays the foundation for strategic system realignment and improved patient care. The implementation of a Supply Chain Management Shared Service is included in Wave Two of the broader Health System Transformation. Initial project focus is on the establishment of a provincial contract management and strategic sourcing function. This position will play a vital part of the contract management and strategic sourcing function within the future state of our supply chain service. Our efforts are rooted in a commitment to improving the quality, consistency and efficiency of the health-care services provided to Manitobans.


Under the general direction of the Director, Contracting Services, reporting to the Senior Contract Specialist, the Contract Specialist will be responsible for providing leadership and contracting expertise in the development of initiatives for a variety of equipment, products and services required by the facilities and/or Programs.  The incumbent’s duties include:


  1. Participates as a team member in the development of contracting initiatives with various clinical and support services user groups.
  2. Organizes workload and resources to meet deadlines and contracting requirements.
  3. Drafts various competitive bid documents such as Request for Tenders and Request for Proposals as well as various contractual documents.
  4. Analyzes Bids or Proposals in conjunction with appropriate clinical or technical representatives.
  5. Maintains effective communications with Vendors on a variety of contractual and service issues.
  6. Supports continual improvement of processes and outcomes.
  • Three to five years experience in contracting and health care environment.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Undergraduate degree or completion of Level III or higher of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program or equivalent education and experience.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A good working knowledge of business software particularly Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). 
  • A sound knowledge of contract law.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead groups into achieving consensus.
  • Ability to function in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to apply creative approaches to problem solving and contract strategies.
  • Ability to multi-task.


Salary commensurate with education and qualifications.


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.