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We’re transforming government. Our products will impact people’s everyday lives. It’s an exciting thing to be part of. We need you. The Canadian Digital Service is focused on delivering better public services using the best technology and design, all informed by people’s needs. We’re hiring people at all levels of experience in Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, and Montreal.

We’re hiring a Senior Project Services Advisor to bring procurement expertise into CDS. You’ll help bring engineering and design firms in to support us in our work. You’ll treat businesses as users, finding ways to make it easier for them to navigate the federal procurement process. Your work will create room for the smaller firms to become engaged with government procurement. Working with our product teams and partners, you’ll enable our teams by providing pathways to outside expertise and manage all procurement within CDS. This role is classified as AS-04, and bilingualism is an asset.

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Act as a focal point of contact within the Internal Operations team for all CDS procurement needs, such as, but not limited to, Software as a Service (SaaS), IT equipment, professional services, etc.
  • Engage and collaborate with the TBS Contracting team and other partners on all procurement matters.
  • Create or improve tools and processes that address CDS procurement pain points, and support the implementation of our procurement strategy.
  • Provide procurement advice and guidance to CDS, and potential vendors to help move along the process of procurement.
  • Manage CDS’s procurement budget by tracking actual expenditures and providing financial forecasts.
  • Understand product teams’ work and make it easier for them to buy the services they need.
  • Build a stronger understanding within CDS of the vendor community — and help vendors learn how they can navigate government procurement processes and support our team.

You’ll fit right in if:

  • You know federal procurement rules and processes inside and out.
  • You’re passionate about experimenting with new ways of doing things — and measuring the impact.
  • You provide open-minded, well-informed advice on procurement processes and contract management.
  • You break projects into smaller tasks and like to iterate on solutions.
  • You’re a creative, resourceful problem-solver. You don’t have all the answers, but you know how to find them.
  • As a proven relationship builder, you’ll enjoy making connections to get stuff done.
  • You’re equally comfortable charting out the big picture and diving into the details to figure out how to bring that picture to life.
  • Bilingualism is a strong asset.

We recognize that everyone brings skills and experiences to the table and that not everyone “checks all the boxes”. Apply anyway! Tell us why you’re the right fit for the job.

At CDS, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it.

We proudly, passionately, and actively strive to make CDS more reflective and inclusive of the society that we serve. We will only be able to deliver better, more accessible, and more inclusive public services if we harness diverse thoughts, experiences, and skills. We work hard to create an environment where different perspectives and experiences are valued. We are committed to helping diverse talent thrive. CDS welcomes all applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, age, Veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or family commitments.

Work anywhere in Canada

CDS is a fully distributed team. This job can be performed from anywhere in Canada. In the future, occasional travel to Ottawa may be required.

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Out of an abundance of caution, all interviews will be conducted via video or teleconference for the foreseeable future.

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At CDS, we welcome and invite difference.

The Canadian Digital Service (CDS) is changing how the federal government designs and delivers digital services. We’re here to improve people’s lives by changing how the government builds technology. We do this by putting people’s needs and concerns front and centre. Every experience Canadians have with their government should be safe, fast, easy, transparent, and accessible.

We proudly, passionately, and actively strive to make CDS more reflective of the society that we serve. We will only be able to deliver better, more accessible, and more inclusive public services if we harness diverse thoughts, experiences, and skills. We work hard to create an environment where different perspectives and experiences are valued. We are committed to helping diverse talent thrive.

CDS welcomes all applicants, including Veterans and people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, national origins, disabilities, ages, body sizes and including those with diverse households and family commitments. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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