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Vancouver Airport Authority
Manager, Supply Management (Engineering & Construction)

Vancouver Airport Authority is driven by purpose and clear on our reason for being. We exist for the sole purpose of serving our community and the economy that supports it. Safety is at the core of everything we do. YVR was voted Best Airport in North America for a record 12th consecutive year by the Skytrax World Airport Awards. And we also received the Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Excellence award, the only airport in Canada to do so. With high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness we’ve been recognized as a BC Top Employer for 14 consecutive years.

Vancouver Airport Authority is seeking a strategic supply chain professional for a leadership role within its Supply Management Team: Manager, Supply Management focused on Engineering and construction infrastructure projects.

The position will oversee a team and report to the Director, Supply Management during a time of transformational change towards more contemporary and sophisticated supply management methodologies including category management principles, market intelligence gathering, and end-to-end contract strategy including best practices in contract management once contracts have been established.

The Manager, Supply Management (Engineering & Construction) oversees the procurement for all major engineering and construction projects including procurement for construction, services, materials and equipment required to execute a broad portfolio of high-complexity projects with corporate-wide implications, such as construction of runways, road resurfacing, terminal upgrades, and internal renovations. The incumbent manages design-build, supply and install, construction and consulting contracts and works closely and collaboratively with executives, management peers, staff across the organization, and general contractors and vendors to support YVR’s capital plan.

Responsible for leading a critical component of the Supply Management Team, the new Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with vendors, negotiating pricing for best possible cost services and products, and generating contracts to ensure seamless availability of products and services to support the company’s objectives.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned supply chain and vendor management professional who has worked in a large, complex environment with a highly diverse customer base and stakeholder groups. The individual will have experience leading mission critical procurement programs and will have leveraged systems and established new processes in constant pursuit of excellence. A customer-centric mindset and collaborative vendor management philosophy will be of utmost importance. The ideal candidate will be a visionary individual who works effectively and respectively with the team, the organization and the communities YVR touches.

The Vancouver Airport Authority welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If required, YVR is able to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with a disability throughout the selection process.

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