Business Procurement Officer

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Business Procurement Officer

Date Posted: 06/24/2022
Req ID: 24099
Faculty/Division: Library
Department: Finance and Administration
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About Us:

The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is ranked sixth among peer institutions in North America. The system consists of 42 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of over 280 graduate programs, including over 60 professional programs, and about 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 15 million volumes in 341 languages, the library system currently provides access to millions of resources in various forms, including, for example, electronic, audio-visual, and geospatial materials. UTL also has over 31,000 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries' data centre houses more than 500 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

Your Opportunity:

The Business Procurement Officer acts as an integral part of the University of Toronto Libraries’ (UTL) Finance & Administration (F&A) team. Under the general supervision of the Business Manager and close working relationship with the Associate Director of Finance, the Business Procurement Officer supports the purchasing function with duties related to planning and delivery of procurement services to library departments, obtaining best value in the acquisition of goods and services, determining appropriate purchasing options, providing expert procurement advice to library stakeholders, performing financial analysis, reconciliations and assisting in the review and monitoring of specified operational expenditures versus approved in budget. As a member of the F&A team, the Business Procurement Officer provides procurement services while complying with Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directives and University of Toronto Guidelines. Integrity, professionalism, due diligence and confidentiality is expected at all times when conducting procurements.




University degree in business, commerce or a related field. Professional accreditation (SCMA, CPPB or equivalent) considered an asset.


A minimum of 3 years related experience related to procurement and purchasing in broader public sector, customer service, materials management and contact with vendors is required. Work experience in a library environment is considered an asset.


  • Working knowledge of the University’s Financial Information System (SAP R/3)
  • Budgeting and financial policies and procedures would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Canadian commodity tax rules would be an asset.
  • Intermediate level skills in the use of Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project and Word.


  • Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
  • Good business sense with ability to make procurement decisions based on customer requirements ,usage trends and inventory levels.
  • Fiscally responsible with strong analytical skills and the ability to implement good internal control procedures.
  • Ability to guide and coach others on procurement policies and procedures.
  • Exercises professionalism and integrity at all times when working with internal and external stakeholders, colleagues and departments.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of inclusivity, diversity, anti-racism, equity and accessibility

Closing Date: 07/08/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: CUPE 1230
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: CUPE 1230 (4U) - Step 1: $65,477 - Step 2: $68,040 - Step 3: $70,724
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit

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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, LGBTQ2S+ 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].

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.


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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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