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BC Hydro
Director, Supply Chain Infrastructure Projects

BC Hydro is a Provincial Crown Corporation, owned by the government and people of British Columbia. Appreciating that clean, abundant electricity is key to BC’s economic prosperity and quality of life, its job is to safely provide its customers with reliable, affordable, and clean electricity throughout the province.

The organization is one of the largest energy suppliers in Canada, generating and delivering electricity to 95% of the population of BC and serving over four million people. It acts with integrity in all of its business relationships, complying with all applicable laws, following best practice guidelines in corporate governance, and providing a healthy and safe workplace for all of its employees.

Reporting to the Chief Supply Chain Officer, the Director, Supply Chain Infrastructure Projects (Director) is responsible for managing a team of 50 plus professionals engaged in supply chain strategy development, enterprise-wide purchasing and the issuance, tendering, evaluation, negotiation and award of a variety of contracts of up to $500M. Overseeing procurement for construction, services, materials and equipment required to execute Generation as well as Transmission & Distribution projects, the Director will manage design-build, supply and install, construction, and consulting contracts ranging from simple direct awards to complex, multi-faceted, high value, politically sensitive and high risk agreements. The Director is also responsible for leading procurement initiatives related to the Site C Clean Energy Project as well as overseeing Indigenous Procurement practices corporation-wide, including advisory services in the development and execution of strategies, guidelines and related processes.

The ideal candidate is a strategic supply chain professional who has worked in large, complex environments with highly diverse customer bases and stakeholder groups. The incumbent will have strong expertise managing the procurement of large-scale capital projects and infrastructure initiatives and will have played a significant role in implementing systems that have made the function stronger and more efficient. The Director possesses a supportive leadership approach and the ability to bring expert knowledge to all interactions with the team, the organization, and the communities BC Hydro touches. Ten plus years of experience as a senior leader in a utility, manufacturing or industrial environment with a related undergraduate degree is essential.

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