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Reporting to the Manager, Supply Management, the Purchasing Officer is responsible for the procurement of a wide variety of commodities, materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the SAIT community. This position will ensure all procurement activity being performed is in accordance with SAIT and applicable government procurement regulations, guidelines and procedures. The incumbent will promote and maintain a high level of communication and liaison with internal SAIT schools, departments, stakeholders and with the external supplier community.
Procure a variety of supplies, services and equipment required for the overall operations of SAIT.
Coordinates all daily procurement activities within their assigned commodity group, work and projects. Prioritizes and monitors workload, ensuring key contract deliverables and deadlines are met.
Spend Management – continually review spend history and trends in order to identify procurement and contract opportunities.
Contract Management – manage supply expenditure agreements to ensure contract compliance and efficiencies are achieved.
Supplier Management- continually review existing supplier base and activity, seeking opportunities for supplier rationalization or strategic sourcing.
Competitive Bidding - In cooperation with the client and in compliance with both SAIT and government requirements, coordinate the competitive bid process for major procurement initiatives. Competitive bid process will include:
Development of competitive bid documents and specifications to permit competitive bidding, issuing Public Tender documents, including RFI, RFQ and RFP’s.
Solicit and review/analyze bid submissions with respect to quality, suitability, service and pricing issues, and draft recommendation for awards
Coordinate procurement activities that may be sensitive or confidential in nature that impact SAIT’s bargaining group employees.
Expedite purchases and monitor open/closed purchase order reports
Be proficient with the use of the Banner ERP, Supply Management Contract Repository System and Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) Electronic Tendering system and any other similar or applicable procurement systems and tools
Bachelors Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Minimum 3 years’ experience in supply chain management or procurement
SCMP or other Supply Chain Designation is an asset
Strong understanding of Supply Chain Management techniques and systems
Experience with a large-scale ERP is an asset
Experience with contract negotiations is an asset
Strong communication skills with internal and external clients
Strong customer service/interpersonal skills
Strong facilitation skills
Ability to manage and resolve conflicts
Excellent problem-solving skills
Ability to analyze a variety of information
Why Work at SAIT
Enjoy a stimulating work environment, a beautiful campus overlooking downtown Calgary and a great benefits package including: comprehensive health and dental coverage, a defined benefit pension plan, professional development programs, generous paid time off, free access to our Wellness Centre, transit subsidies and more.
Why Work at SAIT
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SAIT is committed to equity and diversity within its community and invites applications from all qualified applicants.
AUPE: This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit.
Conditions of Employment
In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, all applicants to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology must complete and pass a police security clearance before employment is confirmed. Employment is conditional until a satisfactory police security clearance is obtained and confirmed. Employment with SAIT will not commence until the results have been provided and confirmed.
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