Town of Ajax
Ajax, ON
Experience it - Ajax!
The Town of Ajax, situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, is an innovative municipal sector leader that provides a variety of services to one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario. With over 120,000 residents, Ajax's rich heritage and culturally diverse community make it a great place to work and live.

Reporting to the Manager of Purchasing, the Buyer is responsible for all aspects related to the procurement of goods, services and construction within a centralized and electronic procurement environment.

Qualifications & requirements:
Graduate of a minimum three year program from an accredited university with a degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related field or a combination of education and demonstrated progressive public procurement experience
Professional designation from a recognized professional procurement association, such as Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP)
Comprehensive understanding of the practices, legislations and trade agreements governing public procurement and contracts, as well as, contractual language, insurance, bonding and health and safety requirements
Knowledge of construction contract documents, such as Ontario Provincial Standards (OPS) and Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) an asset
Minimum of five years of experience in: procurement; bid document administration; vendor performance management; conflict resolution and interpretation of legislation that pertains to public procurement activities
Strong project management skills for working on highly complex construction projects that require professional and general contracting services
Demonstrated computer skills inclusive of spread sheet applications, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) electronic procurement systems and electronic bidding. Experience with JD Edwards and/or eSolutions bids&tenders would be considered an asset
High degree of technical, analytical and clerical accuracy
Excellent organizational, analytical, negotiation, facilitation, report writing and a demonstrated aptitude for figures
Exceptional verbal and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills with ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, vendors, consultants and contractors
Ability to execute projects with minimal supervision, work independently as well as part of a team, demonstrating leadership skills
Working knowledge of the municipal government environment
Valid Ontario Class G Drivers’ License in good standing
Ability to provide a current criminal reference check that is satisfactory to the Town of Ajax

This is a unionized position that works 35 hours per week. The Town offers a comprehensive benefits package with paid sick and vacation leave; plus an OMERS pension.

Applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2019. This position is being advertised concurrently to internal and external candidates.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file. Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

Applicants must provide a valid email address for communication purposes (one that you check on a regular basis). If your email address changes, please update your profile with your new email address

The Town of Ajax is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and accessibility within the workplace where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. As a best practice employer, the Town embraces diversity and gender expression through policy, staff training and providing positive spaces. The Town encourages applications from all qualified candidates. If selected for an interview, please inform Human Resources of any accommodation you may require during the process.