Project Manager

Reference Number: 2017-CCC-10
Date Posted:
Closing Date:

Project Manager - Indeterminate position

This position provides procurement, contracting, contract management and financial management services on assigned low risk, non-complex to moderately complex purchase of goods and services (1) on behalf of other government departments in the provision of international assistance or, for (2) CCC administrative purchasing requirements or,  (3) sales to foreign governments, international agencies and foreign private sector buyers. Analyses project risks. Takes the lead on non-complex CCC purchases and participates as a team member in the procurement of medium to high risk, complex or sensitive contracts.  Negotiates contract amendments and extensions.  Identifies new export or procurement opportunities with other government departments.  Maintains effective business relations with clients. Monitors the performance and obligations of all parties within any procurement process or contract. Participates in production progress meetings. Assists in the preparation of documentation for CCC project certification, undertaking the due diligence of suppliers and required notifications to buyers. Recommends system, policy and procedural changes. Provides training to junior officers and support staff and prepares briefing notes and reports to promote the sharing of information.

YOUR CHALLENGE:

  • Provides procurement and contracting services on assigned low risk, non-complex to moderately complex purchase of goods and services on behalf of other government departments or for CCC administrative purchasing requirements or for sales to foreign government, international agencies and foreign private sector buyers in support of Canadian exporters; manages scope definition, source identification, prepares requests for proposals or quotes, analyses and evaluates tenders/solicitations and recommends certification of bids, proposals, offers and signing of contracts.
  • Proactively monitors and manages export and purchasing contracts, for either CCC purchasing or other government department international assistance projects, from contract award to delivery of goods and services, final payment and through any warranty period to ensure compliance/conformity with terms and conditions and to resolve problems which may affect the successful completion of the contract or procurement and assists in the management of problematic or defaulted contracts.
  • Analyses project risks prior to solicitation of bids and contract award as well as throughout the life of the contract, and participates in the development and recommendation of risk mitigating approaches.
  • Participates in relation to all types of procurement undertaken by CCC: in procurement planning, source identification, requesting quotes, the development and issuance of Solicitation Packages (including bidding instructions, scope of work or requirements, and evaluation grids), organization of bidders conferences, and the receipt and evaluation of bid proposals; takes the lead preparing recommendations of winning bids or offers on non-complex CCC purchases and participates as a team member in the negotiation and recommendation for award of medium to high risk, complex or sensitive contracts, award and arrange signing of contracts, and provides debriefs to non-selected bidders.
  • Negotiates and processes contract amendments, extensions, and amended delivery or payment schedules.
  • Participates in trade development activities by working with other government department representatives through the identification and recommendation of new opportunities for the sale of Canadian goods and services in foreign markets or purchase of goods and services on behalf of other government departments in the provision of international assistance , explains and promotes the CCC's role in export development to potential foreign buyers, other government departments and Canadian sellers, and assists in the development of new project proposals.
  • Maintains effective business relations with representatives of foreign public sector buyers, Canadian departments and agencies, banks and other financial institutions, the Canadian private sector and related trade associations as well as other CCC departments
  • Monitors the progress of the work and the performance of obligations of the Canadian suppliers, foreign buyers or recipients and/or other government departments, provides timely assistance where required, works with all parties to resolve problems which may affect the successful completion of the contract or the solicitation process, and initiates billing and payment actions as required by the contracts being administered.
  • Participates in production progress meetings at manufacturing plants usually in Canada and with inspection authorities in either Canada or at the location of the buyer or recipient to ensure that production activities are on track and that product delivery will be made on schedule.
  • Provides information to Canadian and foreign suppliers and others, including CCC clients, on procurement and export legislation, regulations, policies, practices and procedures.
  • Collects information and prepares documentation and recommendations for CCC certification of projects and undertakes the due diligence of suppliers and required notices to other government departments.
  • Participates in the recommendation and development of procurement related documentation and computer system changes to continuously improve efficiency and service to clients.
  • Recommends changes to procurement, contracting and contract management policies/procedures related to all aspects of work and implements approved procedural changes.
  • Provides training to junior officers and support staff on procurement, contracting and contract management techniques and procedures and provides advice and guidance as required.
  • Prepares briefing notes and reports to promote the sharing of information and to keep Corporation managers abreast of procurement and contract management issues and concerns.
  • Adheres to the CCC Policy Suite and related procedures and instructions.
  • Performs other duties as required.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience

  • A university degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Science, Engineering or other related discipline, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or relevant work experience. 
  • At least 3 years demonstrated relevant experience including an acceptable combination of contract negotiation, contract management, contract financial administration, risk management, project management and procurement.  
  • Experience in the development, operation and oversight of Request for Proposals (“RFP”) in a competitive environment.

Language Requirements

  • Fluently bilingual (English/ French) – C-C-C imperative (at the time of appointment)
  • Candidate must be able to read, write, and communicate orally fluently in both official languages.
  • Ability in a third language would also be an asset.

Knowledge of:

  • Mandate, programs and services of CCC including export bidding/contracting, services for other government departments and agencies, and contract/project management policies and practices.
  • CCC and central agency Acts, regulations, policies and procedures related to procurement and contracting for CCC as well as on behalf of other government departments.
  • Contracting, procurement, pricing, documentary credits, financing and risk analysis practices.
  • The relationships between CCC and other federal government departments and agencies with procurement and international trade responsibilities, such as GAC, PWGSC and EDC and their respective roles.
  • CCC’s partnerships and MOUs with various government departments and agencies in Canada.
  • Role of international financial institutions and export credit agencies, banking practices and the general capabilities of Canadian industry in International Trade.

Ability to:

  • Develop procurement planning and conduct procurement processes and risk analysis in accordance with established practices and procedures.
  • Assess processes requiring corrective action to adhere to policy or establish solutions to mitigate/minimize risk.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts (including financial administration), monitor progress and resolve contractual problems.
  • Plan, organize and produce a variety of reports, document procedures, and draft correspondence.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Complete basic financial calculations, usually working with spreadsheet software.

Personal Suitability:

  • Effective interpersonal skills with persuasiveness, tact, initiative and thoroughness.
  • Possesses a positive, proactive attitude.
  • Strong analytical skills, with ability to manage moderately complex information from both the conceptual and detail perspective.
  • Adaptability and commitment to learning.
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work as a team member.
  • Ability to participate occasionally in international calls or conferences after hours due to time zone differences.
  • Willingness to travel in Canada and abroad.

YOUR SALARY: $71,175 - $78,912

WHAT CCC WILL OFFER YOU:

  • Competitive Total Compensation package 
  • Competitive Annual Salary 
  • Comprehensive benefit program
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • In-house learning and development opportunities
  • Career Growth Opportunities 
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) 
  • Health and Wellness Allowance
  • Free onsite fitness center
  • Flexible work arrangements based on approval

TO APPLY: 

Please forward a current résumé by quoting REFERENCE NUMBER: 2017-CCC-10 by May 16, 2017 to:

Human Resources
Canadian Commercial Corporation
700-350 Albert Street
Ottawa (Ontario)
K1A 0S6 

Email: careers-carrieres@ccc.ca