Procurement Specialist

Toronto, ON M5G 2J3 | Temporary

Job ID: 48386 Industry: Human Resources
Procurement Specialist
Duration: 6-month contract
Compensation: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Toronto

Our client in the government sector is looking for a Procurement Specialist to join their team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in a purchasing environment and have progressive experience with the tendering processes, including resolving complex technical and regulatory issues. If you have professional experience in a senior public procurement role, are able to work with minimum supervision in a fast paced, flexible, challenging, progressive changing environment and have demonstrated skills to manage the complete RFP process, this may be the role for you!


  • Promote most effective use of municipal funds in the acquisition of all material, equipment and/or services in accordance with by-laws and procedures
    • Specialist will be well versed in the ethics, industry standards, legalities, best practices and procedures in public procurement
  • Responsible for providing strategic and technical procurement advice on a full range of procurement and contract management matters for a variety of consulting, construction, business services and supplies
  • This position will be responsible for the creation of RFP's and managing the complete RFP process, acting as facilitator
    • Assisting with various construction tenders and award agreements, and RFS process
    • Providing advice and recommendations to all units that promote best procurement practices
    • Continuous training and learning opportunities for the purchasing team
    • Undertaking due diligence reviews on various procurement activities and making, where required, recommendations for change


  • University Degree or College Diploma/Certificate in Business
  • SCMP or CPPB/CPPO designation preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a senior public procurement role
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas: business law and its application to contracts, competitive bidding and procurement, strong negotiation skills; government procurement directives, best public procurement practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, SAP, Cherwell software, Merx and online purchasing systems
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Membership or participation in a professional purchasing association

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