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Regional Manager, Materials Management, Qikiqtaaluk Region

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This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
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$97,372 to $110,510 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$16,008 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 7, 2023 - 11:59pm


This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Director, Supply Chain Management, the Regional Manager, Materials Management (Manager) is responsible for developing, managing and evaluating the materials management program including procurement activities and managing the warehouse operations for the Qikiqtaaluk Region and the Department of Health. The Manager will participate in the Territorial Materials Management Initiative by assisting with the development and standardization of medical/surgical and office supplies across the territory and implementing procedures, practices and policies within the Qikiqtaaluk Region related to procurement, storage and distribution of goods for the benefit of the Department. The Manager is also responsible for sea-lift administration for Iqaluit Health Services and the Qikiqtaaluk region.

The Manager is a key member of the Territorial Materials Management Project; leading the Territorial Procurement Committee and assisting with the development of a standard catalogue of supplies to simplify the ordering process. This entails consultation with various users and working with external service providers and suppliers to ensure efficiencies in purchasing, freight handling and distribution of needed supplies to ensure efficiencies in purchasing, freight handling and distribution of needed supplies on a daily basis. The Manager will also ensure compliance with the current materials handling procedures of the Department and advises all regions on inventory reconciliation on Meditech and other Meditech related functions. The Manager assumes responsibility for decisions related to department management, including responsibility for an operating budget as well as an inventory budget.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized diploma in in business administration, supply chain or related along with four (4) years’ experience in a contracting and procurement related field. One (1) year of supervisory experience is also required. Transportation of Dangerous Good 6.2 certification must be maintained at all times as well as a WHIMIS Certification. Membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is an asset. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce; therefore, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
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