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

CCAB’s Indigenous Procurement Strategy (Supply Change) is to increase procurement opportunities for Certified Aboriginal Businesses (CAB) within Canada’s Supply Chains.

Supply Change aims to develop both the largest membership in Canada of corporations committed to Indigenous procurement and the largest online directory of Certified Aboriginal Businesses as well as:

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

CCAB is looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to grow Supply Change through performing duties that pertain to our program.

Key Responsibilities

Provides senior administrative support to the Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Procurement, generating prospective leads, developing and maintaining the supply change program..

  • Support procurement champions to aide in enrolment,
  • Proposal grant writing to increase Indigenous Procurement
  • Assist with newsfeed to help businesses grow
  • Collaborate with Marketing/Comms when RFIs are posted to publish to CCAB social media
  • Participate at relevant Indigenous events to liaise with CCAB members to promote supply change
  • Communicate with Tealbook on a regular basis and drive change management within the program
  • Support engagement session with current marketplace members to understand barriers, challenges and frustrations
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining Aboriginal Procurement Champion’s participation and engagement statistics by creating reports and spreadsheets that clearly illustrate involvement in the Aboriginal Procurement Marketplace;
  • Attract new members at events and engage and retain existing members
  • Research CAB companies and initiate conversations between them
  • Provide excellent customer service for CCAB Members;
  • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

Skills & Work Experience

  • Previous experience in public and private procurement policies and procedures
  • 3 years sales experience, working with CEO’s/Senior executives
  • Must have experience working within the Indigenous economy
  • Completed studies in business, communications, marketing or related fields;
  • Proposal experience along with creating reports
  • Willing to travel to CCAB events to meet and engage with clients:
  • Experience in Communications and Public Relations:
  • Research and data collection skills;
  • Experience with clients and their organizations and/or community outreach preferred;
  • Phone and public forum experience i.e. trade show booths
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • French Language would be an asset

This is a full-time position with hours from 9am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Those qualified are asked to submit a cover letter with a resume, outlining experience and suitability for the position to hr@ccab.com. The position is open until filled.

Those with Indigenous descent are encouraged to apply.

Information regarding CCAB is available at www.ccab.com

We thank all applicants in advance however only those invited to be interviewed will be contacted. Please no telephone calls.