Supply Change™ – Procurement Coordinator (2)

Supply Change™ – Procurement Coordinator (2)

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (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 the Aboriginal owned member companies to help foster relationships and economic opportunity in Canada.

Supply Change™ is CCAB’s Aboriginal Procurement Strategy meant 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 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.

CCAB is looking for two experienced Coordinators to grow Supply Change™ through performing duties that pertain to the initiative and serving as the key contact for the Supply Change™ Aboriginal Procurement Marketplace.

The Aboriginal Procurement Marketplace is an online portal that acts as a two-way directory between CCAB Certified Aboriginal Businesses (CABs) and Procurement representatives from Aboriginal Procurement Champions. All CAB companies have a marketing profile that can be searched by Champion companies when they are looking to go out to market on bids.

CCAB has partnered with Tealbook on the creation and management of the Aboriginal Procurement Marketplace. Tealbook is an Industry Partner of SCALE.AI (Supply Chains and Logistics Excellence.AI) of which CCAB is a non-profit supporter.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Director, maintaining Aboriginal Procurement Champion and CAB engagement and assisting with member profile development and ongoing use programs
  • Support procurement champions to aide in enrolment, keeping their profile up to date and in populating the marketplace with RFIs – invite suppliers by calling, emails, and completing follow ups
  • Support CAB’s enrolment (business development) and keeping existing profiles up to date with relevant tags 
  • Assist with Marketplace newsfeed to help businesses grow
  • Collaborate with Marketing/Comms when RFIs are posted to publish to CCAB social media 
  • Participate at relevant Indigenous events in order to liaise with CCAB members to utilize the marketplace to its full capacity
  • 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
  • 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 work experience in administration
  • Agree to travel to CCAB events to meet and engage with clients
  • Research and data collection skills
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities
  • Phone and public forum experience i.e. trade show booths
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite software including, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.

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.