Strategic Business Advisor

Position Summary

Come join a supportive team and make a difference in healthcare! Interior Health is looking for a term specific full time Strategic Business Advisor to join us in Contracted Services in Kelowna, B.C. If you are interested in expanding your career opportunities, this is the position for you.

This term specific position is until the return of the incumbent.

About the Role:

The Strategic Business Advisor (SBA) is responsible for supporting programs when they engage contractors for a variety of client services including mental health and substance use, home and community care services, public health promotion and prevention activities. The SBA will utilize a computerized database to research and provide reports and understand and apply the guidelines of public sector procurement. Duties include meeting with user departments regarding contracting requirements, supporting contractor meetings, drafting contract documents, analyzing financial reporting. The SBA may prepare procurement documents for a variety of services utilizing word processing and spreadsheet software and knowledge of the BC Bid process. The SBA provides input into the development of policies and procedures and supports the termination policy and process. Key issues for the position will be a thorough knowledge of contract management and procurement processes and providing the link between the operational contract process and the strategic goals of the team.

Some Key Duties may include:

• Supports the Consultants in the review and development of contract processes to ensure that new processes are strategically appropriate.

• Advises IH Managers on the strategic implications of contractual decisions and on appropriate action regarding procurement and termination policies.

• Produces and performs first line analysis of strategic reports as required by the Consultants and/or Director.

• Provides administrative and data support to the Consultants and/or Director in project work.

• Supports contract compliance monitoring processes, including data collection, validation, and management.

• Supports the Consultants in the development of training materials and policies.

• Supports the Consultants and/or Director with information to support RFP evaluation and new contract negotiation.

• Supports the relationships between Consultants/Director and partners on strategic issues.

• Provides backup to Contract Advisors as required.

• Performs other duties as requested by the Consultant and/or Director.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

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Education, Training, and Experience:

• A diploma in business or a related field.
• A purchasing or contract management background in a service environment would be an asset.
• Proficiency with MS Products including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a complex environment.
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of management in IH and with outside partners.
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment and software.
• Flexible and willing to support the team where deemed necessary by the Consultant or Director.
• Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and prioritize effectively.
• Ability to deal with a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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