92043 – executive director, vch strategic sourcing and supply chain partnerships

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • 125 - 150

Website Vancouver Coastal Health

Executive Director, VCH Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Partnerships

Job ID




Work Location
Exec – 601 W. Broadway, 11 flr
Work Area
601 West Broadway
Home Worksite
00 – Excluded – VCHA
Labour Agreement
905 – Mgt/Excluded-VCHA (37.5 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Leaders & Corporate Support
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $65.61/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $94.31/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Summary

This job was posted on our former career site as Posting #171834.
Come work as a Executive Director, VCH Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Partnerships with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President, Corporate Services, the Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain partnerships is accountable for identifying, developing and implementing strategies and projects that lead to optimally efficient supply chain management throughout Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and partnered health authorities. Utilizing extensive commercial negotiation and strategic contracting experience, the Executive Director develops strategic partnerships with vendors/suppliers and clients, and develops new public/private opportunities to bring capital and extensive commercial expertise to VCH. Oversees health authority-wide departments for Strategic Sourcing and Client Relations for in scope contracts, Food Services, Environmental Services, and provides direction to VCH’s in-house distribution and logistics teams. Primary partnerships are with members of the VCH Senior Executive Team as well as VCH Contract Management Office, Communications, senior officials of other health authorities, and senior representatives of external, private sector organizations, the Ministries of Health and Management Services, and PHSA Supply Chain to ensure the strategic goals, objectives and operational plans for the portfolio are carried out in an effective and efficient manner. Reporting to the Executive Director are regional, corporate, operating and clinical directors, managers, and business support staff.
As a Executive Director, VCH Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Partnerships with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Ensure flexible and responsive organizational Supply Chain capabilities and total resource management to ensure material resources are appropriately valued and effectively utilized.
Lead and develop the long-range strategic plan and ensures health authority-wide perspective developed and adopted to ensure essential elements of the VCH Strategic Directions are properly resourced.
Produce executive dashboards, KPI tracking and reporting and consolidated performance management reports.
Represent VCH on various governance structures pertaining to the role at a local, regional and provincial level.
Oversee improvements in product quality, purchasing and best practices and ensures they are coordinated with user/clinical areas to bring improved healthcare to clients.
Oversee and leads the continual review of distribution activities, warehousing, portering, and business services (food services, environmental services, etc.) to ensure efficient and cost-effective systems.
Ensure accurate information on best practices and benchmarking with industry, regional and national organizations to support organizational decision-making.
Effectively consults with the Ministries of Health and Management Services to influence public procurement policies and practices.
Oversee an effective financial and workforce plan that is within operational demands and environmental constraints.
Provide leadership through managing, mentoring, coaching, and modelling a collaborative working style, and leading with influence and respect. Supports, advises and directs designated leaders and staff in the planning and management of assigned areas and ensures consistency with the strategic plan, established policies, procedures and budgets.
Effective performance management processes in an interdisciplinary and multi-site environment.
Develop innovative solutions that drive transformational change.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience
Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline.
Ten to twelve (10-12) years’ experience in progressively more complex and senior management/leadership roles in large multi-site organizations with responsibilities for the development, implementation and evaluation of operational and strategic plans.
Extensive knowledge of private industry best practices as well as knowledge of BC health care industry, Public Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics, Capital Acquisition and Supply Management.
Knowledge & Abilities
Applies superior knowledge of strategic sourcing/supply chain as well as the health care environment to anticipate changes in the industry/market and position the organization to effectively meet its clients’ needs.
Expertly consults with clinical areas to discuss merits of product and process standardization and build consensus across the health authority.
Uses sound business acumen to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with business partners as well as other external stakeholders throughout high profile endeavours.
Applies superior conflict management skills to persuade and negotiate effectively to lead and implement service/organizational change and transition both internally and externally to the organization.
Acts as organizational lead for contract management and legal issues for Purchasing.
Applies superior judgement and political expertise to communicate sensitive information in a compelling manner with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Leads and fosters a respectful, empowering and motivating work environment, where individual competencies can thrive.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Closing Statement

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Orlando Cerrato, Manager, Executive Talent Acquisition at [email protected].
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ”going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

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Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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