Senior Procurement Officer

Job description

Senior Procurement Officer

Date Posted: 01/04/2021
Req ID: 1825
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: Budget, Planning & Finance
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


About us:

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

As a Senior Procurement Officer, you will be part of a team of Procurement experts under Budget, Planning and Finance and will provide the U of T Mississauga community with assistance and information on all Procurement Programs. You will bring a strong understanding of public procurement principles and be able to apply them to various procurement projects across the campus. You will also possess superior verbal and written communication skills and a high level of professionalism. The U of T Mississauga community will rely on your guidance in all things Procurement.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and issuing request for proposals and other tendering documents
  • Planning and overseeing the settlement of contract terms and the finalization of awards
  • Developing and/or reviewing complex contracts by applying contract law
  • Conducting detailed analysis of competitive solicitations
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Serving as a resource on specific issues/escalations, special projects, procurement data reporting and analysis, communication updates, and department backup
  • Leading seminars and/or workshops/training

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree plus Professional Designation or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum seven years relevant public procurement experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading open competitive procurement
  • Experience in contract analysis, review, administration and negotiation
  • Experience with computerized purchasing, eProcurement, materials management andfinancial systems (SAP)
  • Experience dealing with various levels in the organization
  • Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Office: Excel (advanced formula & functions, pivottables), Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to interpret complex concepts, legislation and communicate these to a variety ofstakeholders
  • Strong ability to identify critical issues and problem solve independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, tact and initiative
  • Ability to work well with others and independently
  • Confidentiality is mandatory

Assets (Nonessential):

  • SAP experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of University Policy and Procedures

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Decisive
  • Diligent
  • Organized
  • Persuasive
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful
  • Self-directed

Closing Date: 01/24/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 16 -- $88,643 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $113,359. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit
Recruiter: Saima Ladha

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 1/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time