Manager, Contracting

Job Information
Author museedelhistoire
Date December 12, 2016
Type Full Time
Salary $76,913 - $105,197 (Job classification: EE8) - Per Hour
Location Gatineau
Category Business / Management
Contact Information



The Canadian Museum of History (CMH) offers you a place to develop your career and to accomplish rewarding and meaningful work in an inclusive and engaging work environment dedicated to museological excellence.

Manager, Contracting

Permanent Full-Time Position

Position Number (10289)

We are looking for an experienced Manager, Contracting to join our Financial and Administrative Services division at the Canadian Museum of History (CMH). Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, your key responsibilities will include:


  • Managing and leading the contracts section and ensuring the efficient operation of the section;
  • The production of various reports to Central Agency, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and Senior Management;
  • Procurement activities for assigned client groups and for major projects;
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective network within the procurement and contracting field.


Successful candidates have the following qualifications, which are a deciding measure of success for this challenging opportunity:


Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in:


  • The procurement field in a private sector or crown corporation setting;
  • Working with senior representatives from suppliers and contractors as well as with internal clients;
  • Addressing complaints from internal and external sources over procurement issues including experience dealing with the Canadian International Trade tribunal;
  • Managing employees;
  • Conducting sensitive negotiations with suppliers including construction or trade related industries;
  • Preparing, issuing and analyzing major requests for proposals (RFPs), competitive tendering & sole-source contracting.


Knowledge of:


  • Generally accepted purchasing and contracting practices;
  • Tendering practices and procedures, negotiating, product pricing and cost analysis techniques;
  • Industrial capabilities pertaining to the availability of goods and services pertinent in a Museum environment together with relevant industrial practices and procedures;
  • The construction industry and related procurement practices;
  • Contract law and applicable federal and provincial regulations;
  • Procurement as it relates to the National Capital Region including providing bodies such as the CCQ (Commission de la construction du Québec) and BSDQ (Bureau des soumissions déposées du Québec).


Education: University degree in business administration, purchasing or related field.  Certification in a recognized purchasing association would be considered an asset.


Core competencies: Information Seeking; Client Focus; Concern for Order and Quality; Action Oriented; Team Leadership; Flexibility.


The Canadian Museum of History is committed to the principles of employment equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Aboriginal Person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability or a woman.


We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


We thank all candidates for showing interest; however, only retained candidates will be contacted. The results of this competition may be used to staff similar temporary or permanent positions over the next twelve months, following the results of the competition.


Bring your expertise to this position at the Canadian Museum of History. Apply no later than January 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. as instructed on the website: under “Current Job Opportunities.”



Compensation: $76,913 – $105,197 (Job classification: EE8)

Language: CBC imperative (for a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our website.) We encourage all candidates to submit their application, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. As part of its hiring process, the Museum sends qualified candidates for linguistic validation to determine their language proficiency.

Security Clearance: Enhanced reliability

Open to: Museum employees, external candidates and/or candidates from our inventory. Priority consideration will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.



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