BC Ferries

Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Category Manager

Posted Date 3 days ago(5/22/2024 3:07 PM)
Number of Positions
Location City
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Management and Administration
Closing Date

Job Description




Reporting to the Senior Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain Services, as the Strategic Sourcing Specialist you provide supervision, leadership and guidance to a team of Purchasing Agents. You lead cross-functional teams through the various stages of the procurement processes and collaborate with internal stakeholders on all aspects of the procurement cycle.



  • Lead cross-functional teams through the various stages of the procurement processes, collaborate with internal stakeholders on all aspects of the procurement cycle.
  • Assist & collaborate with internal stakeholders with various needs for the Supply Chain department, including special projects, process improvement initiatives, and any other related duties as assigned.
  • Conduct market research and gather information on potential suppliers and solutions that meet the sourcing requirements.
  • Develop and execute high complex sourcing strategies, including conducting RFx, and other procurement processes, to identify and evaluate potential suppliers.
  • Negotiate contracts of $5 plus million of dollars with suppliers to ensure the best possible price, terms, and conditions BCF.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with suppliers to ensure a reliable supply of goods and services and to address any issues that may arise.
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure that they are meeting the company's quality, delivery, and cost requirements.
  • Manage and negotiate high-value contracts (i.e.:$5 plus millions of dollars in, cumulative value) through the life cycle, from creation, execution, through to termination.
  • Identify, assess risks throughout the end-to-end procurement cycle, and provide risk management and/or mitigation strategies via engagement with stakeholders.
  • Manage procurement activities in compliance with applicable BCF policies.

Qualifications and Skills

You have experience in managing Supplier performance and sustainable procurement framework in alignment with corporate sustainable goals. Construction and/or IT procurement experience preferred.


You have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field with 7 – 10 years experience in strategic sourcing, supplier management, or procurement in a large organization. A combination of education and experience will be considered.


Join us!

If this sounds like your next great career move, please apply online by June 5, 2024.


Additional information

This is a regular full-time position with a salary range of $102,160.00 to $127,700.00 per annum.  The starting salary will be based on the successful candidate’s competencies, including but not limited to experience, education, and performance related to this role.


"We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”

At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering on our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction. We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.

With 47 ports of call and around 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.

BC Ferries supports employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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