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Procurement and Purchasing
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The Officer, Purchasing is responsible and accountable for leading, planning, conducting and controlling all aspects of procurement initiatives and activities under their signing authority and ensures these activities are in compliance with legal requirements.
Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Officer, Purchasing.
Initiates and conducts planning with client groups, leads cross-functional teams in the supplier sourcing/contracting process and prepares and issues NAFTA and RFP/RFQ documents.
Chairs supplier clarification meetings, co-ordinates clarification responses, and ensures evaluation criteria are complete and valid.
Leads and conducts proposal evaluation, evaluates and analyzes complex corporate requirements to ensure lowest life cycle costs are met.
Plans and prepares purchasing strategy for negotiations by analyzing the general economic and financial information available and summarizes complex discussions into appropriate mathematical model.
Conducts negotiations for the acquisition of goods and/or services, negotiating cost-effective solutions, mitigating risks, preparing, evaluating and negotiating contract terms, conditions and pricing within strict timeframes and developing contracts and related support documentation ensuring fully defined conditions.
Job Responsibilities (continued)
Seeks input/support from client group and budget holder to ensure mutual understanding and agreement with negotiation approach and corporate targets.
Chairs bidder conferences; implements corporate policies, procedures and quality control standards, prepares business briefings to respond to management, supplier debriefings and potential legal challenges from suppliers; awards contract to successful supplier/contractor and notifies the unsuccessful, and develops contract documents.
Ensures supplier performance and all elements of the goods and/or services are delivered in accordance with the statement of requirements and/or specifications.
Monitors contract deliverables, ensure that all elements of the goods or services are delivered in accordance with the scope of work, identifies and resolves issues, between the supplier and the clients and terminates contracts for non-compliance of contractual obligations.
Educates and interprets procurement policies and procedures to clients, identifies and recommends changes, negotiates procurement timelines with clients and suppliers, analyzes and identifies opportunities to increase efficiencies, improve service and reduce costs
- University degree in a relevant discipline such as Commerce, Finance, Purchasing or Engineering with a satisfactory business component OR a college degree of 4 or more years in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management.
- Minimum of five years of recent (within the last 2 years) experience working in a Procurement department with the following: experience in the issuance and evaluation of RFP’s, RFQ’s, ITT’s, RFI’s, extensive experience in Procurement planning, business case development, supplier development, and extensive knowledge of applicable trade agreements and industry standards.
Other Candidate Requirements
- Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) of Canada, SCMP / CSCMP Designation or working towards designation would be an asset
1 vacancy with possibility of future opportunities
Relocation assistance may be provided to candidates who reside outside the geographical area
Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.
Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.
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Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
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