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Contracts Advisor, Supply Chain Sourcing

Regular Full Time Contracts Advisor, Commercial Contracts Office


Help us optimize our contracting processes so we can make the best use of healthcare funds.


In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with other business units (sourcing, finance, risk and vendor management) and disciplines to help Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Supply Chain achieve its short and long term strategic objectives.
  • Guide and coach staff on contract and procurement processes, requirements, contractual obligations/interpretation and related matters.
  • Analytically review contracts, procurement documents and related processes to ensure adherence to internal policies, trade agreements and risk mitigation approaches.


As our successful candidate you will also:

  • Identify and mitigate potential commercial risks and liabilities associated with contracts by providing expert advice in contract law and the application of legal terms.
  • Develop and create strong relationships with stakeholders, legal, finance and risk management.
  • Lead in a way that is congruent with PHSA senior leadership culture.


What is in it for you?

  • Competitive employee benefits including a competitive salary and health benefits package.
  • Perks including: health and wellness and technology and computers (staff discounts) and professional training and development.
  • Career Growth Opportunities


You have:

  • Education, training, and experience equivalent to a degree in Law or Business and five (5) + years of experience in a contracts and/or legal advisory role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience related to software and information technology procurements and contracts.
  • Experience working in sectors such as commercial law, real-estate or anything requiring assessment of business decisions and risk management.
  • A legal background with hands-on work experience in contract interpretation and negotiation.
  • Experience in contract review and drafting as well as contract and commercial risk assessment.
  • An analytical mind to further support our process consistency and alignment with best practice.
  • Supply chain experience is an asset.

If this position sounds like a good fit, please apply


Status: Regular Full-time
1795 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Closing date: Until the position is filled.
Reference #: 083874E



About Us:


The Commercial Contracts Office includes legal, commercial sector, project management, analytics and learning specialist professionals. Our focus is process support, compliance auditing and risk assessment. PHSA Commercial Contracts Office is a department of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Supply Chain. It has three objectives:

  • Aimed towards process compliance and improvement in the support of PHSA Supply Chain and the overall strategic approach of PHSA
  • Provide direct guidance and direction in sourcing initiatives, contract and RFx development, risk assessment and mitigation strategies, as well as informing and supporting the learning and development of PHSA Supply Chain staff.
  • The department plays a pivotal role in the alignment of procurement processes, with each team complementing the others’ strengths, strategies and goals, whilst playing a key role in the betterment of this area of public procurement.

PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.



Labor AgreementExcluded
Requisition #083874E-2325432
Work Site1795 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Hours of Work07:30 - 15:30 / 08:00 - 16:00
Work DaysMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Expiry Date30-Sep-2019

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