Contracted Services Director (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Enjoy the satisfaction of a rewarding leadership career with Interior Health in beautiful British Columbia. We are seeking a knowledgeable and motivated leader to join our Finance team as a Director, Contracted Services. Led by a forward-thinking leadership team focused on innovation and giving people room to grow, we are looking for people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live, work and play.

Vision, Mission & Values and Strategic Priorities

As a top 100 BC Employer, we also offer one of the best benefits packages in Canada, including Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually.

The location of this position is flexible within the Interior Health region, and there will be some travel required with the role.

For more information and to discuss this exciting opportunity further, please contact Lindsay Kikuchi, Executive Recruiter at

About the Role

The Director, Contracted Services is responsible for the overall development, operation, and direction of Contracted Services for Interior Health (IH). The Director manages the procurement, management, and termination of contracts valued at $350m. The Director is responsible for recommending, developing, and maintaining policies and procedures. The Director is also responsible for providing quality services in a timely, cost-effective manner by planning; directing; coordinating; recruiting; and providing management, leadership, and supervision of Contracted Services staff and work.

How you will make an Impact

Some key responsibilities include:

1. Provides quality services by planning, directing, coordinating, recruiting, and providing leadership and supervision to Contracted Services staff. Terminates staff as required.

2. Develops, operates, and directs contracts by working with external contractors, external funders, and other stakeholders, internal managers, administrators, and staff.

3. Provides technical leadership, guidance, and direction on IH-wide and provincial initiatives. Leads and educates other managers on changes in policy.

4. Ensures best practices are aligned with IH mission, goals, and objectives.

5. Educates, shares information, and persuades managers and external contractors of the benefits of high quality processes and standardized practices around procurement, contract management, and termination. Negotiates with senior leaders and contractors.

6. Represents IHA to other Health Authorities and provincially on procurement and other contracting issues.

7. Manages the communications and political considerations around contractor behaviour and sensitive procurements and terminations.

8. Works with other Health Authorities and with contractors on standardization of expectations and benchmarking.

9. Sets and implements the strategic direction for the Contracted Services portfolio on behalf of the Business Integration and Development Team.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training, and Experience

• 7 to 10 years public sector experience, preferably health care
• Procurement and/or project management qualifications would be an asset

LEADS Capabilities

Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams
• Achieves Results – sets direction, takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results
• Develops Coalitions – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments
• System Transformation – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change

Skills and Abilities

• Ability and willingness to travel
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office is preferred
• Ability to negotiate with senior leaders and contractors is critical
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position


The salary for this position is a Range 10 and follows the HEABC provincial compensation plan for excluded positions.

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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