Category Manager

Fredericton, NB | Moncton, NB | Saint John, NB

Service New Brunswick
Category Manager
Open/Expression of Interest
Pay Band 6
3 Year Temporary Contract with up to 2 years extension

Service New Brunswick is seeking individuals to join the Health Services Division in the Strategic Procurement Branch as Category Manager in various locations.

As a member of the Strategic Procurement team, you will be responsible for the development and execution of the category sourcing plan that delivers the targeted outcomes such as savings, process improvements, new technologies and increased patient outcomes. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that incoming RFx initiatives are assessed, assigned, and addressed by the appropriate team members based upon the complexity and value of the initiative
  • Managing a team of resources to identify and execute the RFx strategy that meets the business need, contract management, contracting strategies, procurement law including the New Brunswick Procurement Act and transactional procurement
  • Interacting with key stakeholders

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a post-secondary education of four (4) years in Business Administration and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience. Subject to the response to this competition, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered, or the required years of experience may be increased.

Some positions require written and spoken competence in French and English. Others will require written and spoken competence in English only.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please state your language capability on your application and ensure that preferred language for assessment is clearly identified.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate they have training or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Project Management experience
  • Facilitation, negotiation, conflict management, financial and problem solving experience
  • Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) certification or equivalent
  • Understanding of health industry and marketplace

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.


Frequent travel throughout the province is required, and you must possess a valid driver's license.

Candidates will be required to undergo Criminal History Clearance prior to appointment.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Concern for Order
  • Team Leadership
  • Developing Others

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Knowledge of Applicable Legislation and the Department's Policies and Procedures

Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Salary: $64, 350 - $85, 644 annually - Pay Band 6 - Management and Non-Union Pay Plan.

We encourage applicants to apply on-line, by email at, or by mail at the following address by December 12, 2018 indicating competition number to specify interest.

2018-SNB-680 Written and spoken competence in English and French is required
2018-SNB-683 Written and spoken competence in English is required

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Service New Brunswick
Human Resources
Westmorland Place
P.O. Box 1998
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G4
Telephone: (506) 476-7572

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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