The Director of Member Engagement provides management and business leadership in supporting the organization’s relationship management, service delivery, and communication functions. As an integral member of the executive team, the Director of Member Engagement contributes to the strategic objectives of the organization and is responsible for developing and executing relationship management, marketing, and communication programs that support BCNET in accomplishing its mission and supporting its vision. The director will lead the organization’s stakeholder engagement strategy and execute a program that will help BCNET to build, maintain, and strengthen its relationships with key stakeholders. In addition, the Director of Member Engagement is responsible for the organization’s professional development and training service portfolio. The director oversees the organization’s corporate brand, marketing and communication strategies, and digital online presence.
We are proud of our history of success! From our early years as the first internet service provider in British Columbia, to our evolution as a leading shared services organization, BCNET has continued to advance and grow. Collaboration and innovation have always been at the heart of our success. This is an opportunity to join a small, progressive team who is making a big impact on higher education. We offer a flexible work environment, a unique culture and great benefits.
Director, Member Engagement
The BCNET Procurement Officer is responsible for managing procurement activities including tender development, evaluation, contract generation and management while ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality. All activities shall be in accordance with BCNET's standard practices, conflict of interest policy, related trade agreements and municipal, provincial, and federal laws.
The Procurement Officer works with the BCNET staff, members, and vendors.
How to apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 4:00 PM Tuesday May 30, 2023
Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Procurement Officer's main areas of responsibility include:
- Development, analysis, evaluation of tender documentation.
- Generation of contracts.
- Participates in the planning of procurement of goods and services for BCNET and its members.
- Support vendor relationships.
- Providing expertise and guidance to staff engaged in supply management activities
Oversees procurement of goods and services:
- Ensures that all procurements are in compliance with regulations, laws and related procurement practices in accordance with BCNET Procurement Policy and Procedures and practices.
- Promotes and adopts sustainable supply chain concepts where appropriate.
- Reviews and monitors contracts to ensure compliance.
- Provides consistent sourcing and contracting activities through the use of standard tendering document templates (primarily Request for Proposals, Request for Quotes, Request for Information).
- Evaluates tender and award documentation with respect to the developed evaluation criteria.
- Responsible for awarding a contract with consensus from BCNET management and the relevant working group under consistent to BCNET Procurement Services terms of reference.
- Analyzes current procurement activities and recommends improvement through more efficient procurement methods, quantity discounts, standardization, value analysis and cooperative procurement.
- Responsible for contributing to the planning of various collaborative procurement activities.
Provides procurement guidance and assistance:
- Provides guidance and assistance to BCNET staff and committees in all aspects of procurement, including the interpretation of related policies and procedures.
- Coordinates and resolves problems suppliers.
- Demonstrates the procurement function as an effective resource for addressing the need for shared solutions across BCNET member institutions.
- Proactively implements best practices, such as templates and file management.
- Prepares bids for issuance including writing tenders, receives bids from vendors and prepares bid synopses for internal client departments.
- Monitors compliance with Purchasing policies and procedures.
Records and Document Management:
- Prepares and maintains accurate records and documentation on all solicitations, responses, purchases, contracts, correspondence and related follow-up.
- Assists in the preparation of procurement related reports.
- Responsible for ensuring that assigned tender activities are acted upon and completed within the agreed timelines.
- Responsible for contributing to and tracking cost savings/negotiated savings as Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on all procurements.
- Promotes and develops contacts with external suppliers to establish new sources of supply.
- Coordinates and/or conducts interviews and meetings with current suppliers to improve levels of customer services.
- Collects and reports statistics to measure commodity and/or supplier performance.
Travels as necessary for business, to member institutions and their communities.
- University degree in a relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.
- SCMP Designation, Certificate in Purchasing, Diploma in Supply Management or related training would be considered an asset.
- Minimum of five-years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Public sector and/or post-secondary education purchasing experience is an asset.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
- Excellent negotiating and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent project management skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with team members, collaborators, and clients, with sensitivity to the level of technical communication appropriate to the task and audience.
- Ability to work effectively while managing multiple tasks.
- Ability to understand and apply policies, procedures, and instructions.
- Ability to analyze and resolve problems, identifying key information and all relevant issues.
- Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Who We Are
Who We Are
We’re a small dynamic team that loves what we do, and thrive on our ability to make a difference for our higher education member community in British Columbia. Our diverse team is passionate, collaborative, responsive and entrepreneurial. We share a desire for learning and working together for the greater good of each other and our members. With a flexible work environment, great benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills, you can put your talent to work and reap the rewards.
What We Do
What We Do
We are a member-centric services organization that continually engages with our community to provide technology and services that enables excellence in teaching, learning and research. We equip our members with opportunities to work together to learn, explore, evaluate and shape the development of technology, services and procurement solutions that serve their collective interests.
Why We Do It
Why We Do It
Our motivation is to enable members with technology and services to support excellence in teaching, learning and research. We aim to enhance the quality of services, drive down costs, maximize efficiencies, empower digital transformation, share knowledge and human and capital resources so that all can benefit.
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