11 days old

Contract Management Practice Lead

BC Hydro
Burnaby , British Columbia V5H 4T8
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Source:    BC Hydro
Job Title:  Contract Management Practice Lead
Job Number:   BCH-R-2334-210609E1
Job Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada


We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.


Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.


We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.


It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.







  • Our Supply Chain function is integral to keeping the business running and the lights on. We’re transforming our Supply Chain model through the implementation of a full category management capability to better meet the business’ requirements for quality, safety and reliability in what we buy for the best total cost and to ensure mutually beneficial supplier relationships. As the Operations & Enterprise (O&E) Supply Chain group, we’re accountable to develop and implement strategies for the key products and services spend categories that account for over 80% of BC Hydro’s annual $2 billion expenditures. Categories are organized into five portfolios: Enterprise, Major Equipment, Engineering & Technical Services, Materials & Logistics, and Field Support Services.
  • It’s been a multi-year transformation journey and we have an opening for a contract management (CM) practice lead position. The CM practice lead’s role is to develop, execute and manage a detailed CM framework to develop and support consistent contract management activities across BC Hydro, particularly in the area of contract performance management. This work involves ongoing consultation and collaboration with O&E Supply Chain leadership, other BC Hydro leaders, category teams and contract management groups across BC Hydro. The CM practice lead reports to the supplier management practice lead, and works in close partnership with other practice leads and contract management groups. This role will work collaboratively with contract management teams to implement appropriate processes to achieve effective and consistent contract management practices across BC Hydro.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong planning, communications and contract management expertise gained from working in a complex business environment and building alignment and adoption of new processes with Business Groups and Senior Leaders/Executives both internally and externally. They have proven experience in forming strong, trusting relationships and experience in planning and executing ongoing processes, projects and events. They can demonstrate forward thinking and perseverance required to bring organizations through transformative change. The ideal candidate will be able to learn quickly and establish credibility, and then both coach and guide others on how to apply the contract management framework. They are able to proactively influence and are energized by communicating with a wide audience. They are structured and detail-oriented, and focus on quality assurance to ensure the contract management framework is adhered to and supports contract management activities across BC Hydro. They are a collaborator that thrives in dynamic environments.


High Level Outcomes:


  • Develops and ensures appropriate application of BC Hydro’s contract management framework to drive consistent contract management activities across BC Hydro. This includes development of processes/roles/tools; implementation planning and execution, training and communication as required internally and externally.
  • Ongoing oversight and measurement of contract management practice and outcomes to ensure achievement of benefits tied to contract performance management; identification and integration of continuous improvement in the contract management practice over time to consider the interests of all CM stakeholders within the context of BC Hydro’s broader strategic objectives.
  • Improved visibility and information about the performance of BC Hydro’s most important contracts.
  • Provide ongoing leadership, coaching, mentoring on contract management best practices across BC Hydro.





  • University degree Bachelor’s (MBA or Master’s or other additional education preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years related business/supply chain experience that could include a combination of strategic business planning, complex sourcing, supplier management, contract management and/or business change implementation or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Contract management experience, either directly with suppliers or as part of a contract management practice/department.
  • Highly skilled in change management and excellent interpersonal skills, communications, relationship and coalition building with a high degree of persuasive influence skills.




The following Skills/Abilities/Competencies are associated with success for this role: strategic thinking, execution and working smart, relationship development and collaboration, communication and presence, self-management, business acumen, and quick learner with a growth mindset.


How to Apply


Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by June 10, 2021


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We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.


Our values guide our work. Want to join us?


We are safe.

We are here for our customers.

We are one team.

We act with integrity.

We respect our province.

We are forward thinking.


BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.


Posted: 2021-06-10 Expires: 2021-07-25

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