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Reporting to the Director of Purchasing and Stores, the incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling activities related to the management of goods and services acquisition in accordance with current policies and procedures as well as the Treasury Board regulations the department is subject to. The incumbent is also responsible for document production and contract management. The incumbent develops strategies to optimize the efficiency of sector processes and also to increase the level of autonomy of the team.

The incumbent ensures the seamless collaboration of individuals and structures evolving in a culture of accountability and partnership with the various sectors of the organization for the procurement of goods and services processes. These interventions are conducted in conformity with various acts and regulations such as the Act respecting contracting by public bodies and its regulations and the Act respecting workforce management and control within government departments, public sector bodies and networks and state-owned enterprises, which the organization is subject to.

Specifically, you:

Define the administrative, operational and tactical objectives of the purchasing and procurement department;
Develop the various frameworks for the business activities under your responsibility, ensure their implementation and, finally, assess the effectiveness and efficiency of your sector through performance indicator monitoring;
Act as an expert for the organization’s managers on any issues related to purchasing planning and processes;
Participate in the development of the project schedule in consultation with management, your team members and ensure follow-up;
Ensure the reliability of the sources of purchases in terms of quality, prices, quantities, time and also the implementation of procurement best practices;
Provide leadership on important issues in support of your management and ensure compliance with the laws, regulations, policies and codes of ethics that govern the organization’s activities within your team;
Ensure sustainable and robust business partnerships with suppliers by ensuring fair treatment while maintaining a very high level of ethics in dealing with suppliers;
Ensure accountability to Treasury Board in accordance with established conditions, legislation and regulations which the organization is subject to;
Act as a manager/trainer with your team members on tendering, negotiation and contract drafting strategies;
Manage the staff and resources of your department and, if necessary, take corrective action to meet management’s objectives and those of the various regulatory agencies;
Participate in the representation of Héma-Québec to government authorities at the request of your director and ensure that the regulated activities of your department are carried out in accordance with the standards and procedures of the various regulatory bodies to which the organization is subject.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Operations Management) or in a management science discipline;
A university certificate in business law is an asset;
At least 10 years of experience in supply management with a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in a regulated environment, ideally in a medical or pharmaceutical environment or any other experience deemed relevant;
Excellent knowledge of the Act respecting contracting by public bodies (L.R.Q.,
C-65-1), including the regulations and directives;
Fluent in French and English, both oral and written;
Proficient in using the Microsoft Office suite;
Knowledge of the SAP software package is considered an asset;
Certification as a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) is considered an asset.
Availability for occasional travel within Quebec.


Demonstrate dynamism, listening, leadership and managerial courage;
Excellent skills as a team manager focused on collaboration, communication and skills development;
Strong interpersonal skills, political skills and an approach based on client service excellence;
Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and synthesis skills;
Good management skills related to discipline, change and also process improvement;
Be results-oriented.


As well as the competitive working conditions offered by Héma-Québec, this position includes the following benefits:

• Daily work schedule of 35 hours per week;
• Four weeks of vacation per year;
• Flexible schedule;
• Group insurance;
• Defined benefit pension plan.

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