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Associate, Supply Change™

Associate, Supply Change 

CCAB is a national nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1984 that is committed to the full-time participation of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian economy. CCAB offers knowledge resources and programs to corporate Canada and the Indigenous-owned member companies to help foster relationships and economic opportunity in Canada.

CCAB is looking for an experienced Associate to help continue to grow Supply Change™. Supply Change™ is CCAB’s Aboriginal Procurement Strategy to increase procurement opportunities for Certified Aboriginal Businesses (CABs) within Canada’s Supply Chains. Supply Change™ aims to develop both the largest membership in Canada of corporations committed to Aboriginal procurement and the largest online directory of Certified Aboriginal Businesses as well as:

  • Increase private sector and all levels of Government engagement in Aboriginal procurement among senior leaders and procurement officers
  • Increase Aboriginal participation in the supply chains of Canadian corporations and Governments
  • Enhance the capacity and profitability of Aboriginal businesses
  • Create a forum for sharing Aboriginal procurement best practices and
  • Eliminate barriers Aboriginal businesses face when engaging in corporate and Government supply chains

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides senior administrative support to the Supply Change™ Director, onboarding and maintaining Champion and CAB relationships
  • Assisting with CAB member’s profile development and ongoing use of Supply Change™ programs
  • Supports the marketplace enrollment process for CABs and routinely ensures existing profiles are up to date with relevant information
  • Provide monthly CAB lists to members, ensuring information is relevant and accurate
  • Provides support to procurement champions to aid in enrollment, keeping their contact information up to date and populating the Marketplace with opportunities
  • Assist with Marketplace newsfeed to help businesses grow
  • Generate data reports and case studies on Indigenous procurement
  • Participate at relevant Indigenous events to liaise with CCAB members to utilize the Marketplace to its full capacity
  • Drive change management within the Aboriginal Procurement Marketplace
  • Support engagement sessions with current marketplace members to understand barriers, challenges, and frustrations
  • Attract new members at events and engage and retain existing members
  • Provide excellent customer service for CCAB members
  • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned

Skills & Work Experience

  • Minimum two to three years of procurement and/or administrative experience working with business owners
  • Previous assistance in streamlining processes and implementing strategic initiatives
  • Completed studies in business, administration, marketing, or related fields
  • Willing to travel to CCAB events to meet and engage with clients
  • Some work experience in Communications, Public Relations, or Customer Service fields, i.e., giving presentations, facilitating webinars, proving support to members needs
  • Research and data collection skills
  • Experience with clients and their organizations and/or community outreach preferred
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Adobe and Canva

How to Apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter to hr@ccab.com  via email with Associate, Supply Change™ in the subject line: no phone calls or agencies.

Position Type: This is a full-time position. Location is anywhere in Canada, with hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We thank all applicants who applied for this opportunity; however, you will only be contacted if your candidacy is being considered. CCAB is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment selection process. If you are invited to an interview and require accommodation, please advise us before our meeting.

We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all other qualified candidates.

For more information about Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, visit www.ccab.com.