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Manager, Metals & Bid Governance

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    Posted: 10/16/17
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Circulation Supply Chain & Logistics, the Manager, Metals and Bid Governance is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day & strategic functions relating to the procurement of base metals and the successful implementation of the Quote/Bid process for all international tender requests.  The Manager engages and establishes strong working relations with internal and external stakeholders and is responsible for fostering a cohesive and collaborative work environment.  The manager leads a highly driven team in a fast-paced environment delivering timely results with the ability to mentor staff and support professional development requirements.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Administers a competitive bid process, performs effective negotiation, award, renewal and cancellation of standard/complex contracts for the Corporation – This includes contracts that have operational and strategic impact to the RCM and have implications on critical decisions for the Corporation.  
    • Oversees the implementation of the Quote/Bid process for all international tender requests, along with the timely delivery of all Bid Sign-off documentation to the Executive Bid Committee.
    • Effectively liaise with various levels of management (internally and externally) and have access to sensitive files that have implications for both the Corporation and the supplier base.
    • Drafts contractual clauses and performs analysis of requirements to support the overall best interests of the Corporation - Manages and monitors metals costs while ensuring service delivery and supplier quality levels are maintained.
    • Ensures a robust and cost effective metals supply chain is developed through a strategic sourcing approach in order to support the business lines, while allowing the Corporation to maximize profit, reduce costs, optimize inventories, and/or raise service level performance.
    • Identifies opportunities for Continuous Improvement (CI) - Assists the development and timely implementation of Supply Chain CI Plans.  Consolidate CI initiatives and develop strategies to drive improvements in the supply chain to ensure the Mint remains a leader in the market place.


    • University degree or Certificate in a Business related field or a combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered
    • Minimum of 7 years of related business experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive management experience
    • Ability to communicate in both official languages. (requirement from the Official Languages Act)
    • Strong working knowledge in areas of risk mitigation mechanisms and commercial financial-trade instruments associated with International tenders.  
    • Comprehensive understanding of the steel production process, the LME (London Metal Exchange), Metal Hedging practices
    • Enhanced knowledge of legislations and trade agreements related to Public Procurement and contracting fields.
    • Keen business sense and general knowledge on legal and operational risks.
    • Proficiency in MS office suite Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
    • Ability to make informative decisions based on critical thinking and fact based research.
    • Ability to communicate and liaise at various levels within the organization and represent the RCM and its interests with external partners.


    If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resumé and cover letter in confidence to:
    Royal Canadian Mint, Human Resources,
    320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G8
    Fax : (613) 998-0272
    e-mail :

    While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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