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BC Public Service

BAND 2 - Manager, Supply Initiatives

Full Time
3 days ago
66,900 to 94,600 per year
Posting Title
BAND 2 - Manager, Supply Initiatives

Position Classification
Band 2


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
New Westminster, BC V3M 6H8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$66,900.01 - $94,600.06 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Health

Ministry Branch / Division
Pharmaceutical, Laboratory & Blood Services Division

Job Summary

Manager, Supply Initiatives
Management Band 2

This position is excluded from union membership.

There is currently a temporary opportunity available until June 5, 2023, this temporary opportunity may be extended or become permanent.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to your application!

Prescription drugs constitute the fastest growing and second largest category of health care expenditure in Canada. In delivering a comprehensive drug benefit program for British Columbia, the Pharmaceutical, Laboratory and Blood Services Division of the Ministry of Health is faced with the challenge of optimizing the benefits of prescription drugs while managing the risks and complexities associated with this rapidly evolving sector.

The Pharmaceutical, Laboratory and Blood Services Division comprises of five branches: (1) Therapeutic Assessment and Access, (2) Pharmaceutical Policy, Legislation and Engagement, (3) Integrated Health Services Planning and Systems, (4) Clinical Services and Evaluation and (5) Laboratory and Blood Services.

The Manager, Supply Initiatives develops, executes, and maintains strategies to achieve cost reduction and cost containment for pharmaceutical products (brand and generic) and services to the Province. The Manager develops policies, processes and commercial best practices to solicit and evaluate competitive bids from vendors and leads and/or participates in contract negotiations with manufacturers and other stakeholders. The position manages the production of research and analyses to evaluate strategies and negotiation positions.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Post-graduate degree in Pharmacy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or in a related field and 1 year of related experience, OR
  • Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or in a related field and 2 years of related experience, OR
  • Completion of a recognized professional accounting designation (i.e. CPA), OR
  • Diploma in Pharmacy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or a related field and 4 years related experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training or experience, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training or related experience.

Related experience may include any of the following:
  • Experience in developing business cases and complex quantitative/qualitative analyses of commercial opportunities.
  • Experience in commercial negotiations
  • Experience in procurement and supply chain management for pharmaceuticals and/or medical supplies.
  • Experience on complex projects (high public profile, large budgets, multi-year and/or divergent stakeholder issues), and recommending government policy and strategy.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category
Leadership and Management
Management and Executive