Procurement Officer - St. Lawrence College

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Procurement Officer

  • City City: Hybrid, Tri- Campus, or Fully Remote within Ontario
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $38.01
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 37.5
  • Education Education: College
The Procurement Officer acts as an authorized agent for the College under the general direction of the Associate Director of Procurement. Their role involves ensuring the best value for money spent on supplies, materials, equipment, and services. The officer is responsible for managing all competitive sourcing activities and the sourcing process, including needs analysis, strategy, benchmarking, vendor identification, and implementation of rules, regulations, and policies. This role requires a high degree of professionalism and a proactive approach from the initial customer request throughout the procurement process.

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The Procurement Officer is accountable for ensuring fair and open procurement competitions, assisting in the development and administration of purchasing policies and procedures, and delivering purchasing services with a customer service orientation. They must also ensure compliance with College policies, Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directives, Trade Agreements, Purchasing Management Best Practices, and Professional Ethics.

The Procurement Officer will consult with internal clients to identify needs, investigate suppliers and products, prepare Request for Solicitations (RFx), administer the competitive procurement process, and prepare and review contracts. Additionally, will negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers and manage supplier performance.


Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of a 2-year diploma in Purchasing/Supply Management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A Professional Designation in Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or completion of the OPBA Principles Certificate Program.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in effectively using the Purchasing modules of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • A minimum of 5 years of practical experience in procurement in the public sector environment is required, with direct, current, and progressive experience in procurement responsibilities, including creating RFX documents, supplier sourcing, commodity management, pricing and negotiations.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) documents for construction projects is required.
  • Experience in managing a wide variety of competitive processes for both small- and large-scale projects.
  • Ability to interpret and articulate trade agreements, tendering law and BPS Directive.
  • Progressive procurement experience with the demonstrated ability to assess and determine appropriate procurement strategies and documentation and effectively conduct bid/proposal analysis/evaluation.
  • Experience working in a complex environment with diverse spend categories and proven ability to adapt and manage projects in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities to enhance efficiencies, promote bid competition, and lower contract costs through procurement.
  • Contract management, dispute resolution, data analytics experience including interpreting data and making recommendations, collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing, with all levels of client and supplier personnel, as well as excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Experience using eProcurement, eSourcing systems such as Bonfire or MERX.
  • Intermediate level in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Physical/Work Environment Essential Requirements:

The successful incumbent must have the ability to work from a remote environment, within Ontario, with reliable internet access and adhere to the college’s telework policy, as required. The candidate may also choose to work from any St. Lawrence College campus in a hybrid capacity.


  • Support Group: Pay Band I
  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Start Rate: $38.01/hour
  • Posted Date: May 31, 2024
  • Closing Date: June 24, 2024 (4:00 p.m.)


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How to Prepare your Application for Submission: You will be able to attach only one document to your application. To prepare your application: Combine your cover letter and resume as one document. Save your document in .PDF, .doc, or .docx format using Last Name, First Name as your naming convention. Click on the Apply Here link and complete the application form. Attach your cover letter/resume document to the application form.


This competition will be processed in accordance with College policy, the Academic and Support Staff Collective Agreements. In addition to comparing candidates’ qualifications and experience to the listed technical skills, education, work experience, and personal characteristics (values, attitudes, motivation, and performance), the seniority of Bargaining Unit members will be considered. If the search extends beyond the Bargaining Unit, consideration will be given to accumulated service with the College.

St. Lawrence College is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage and welcome applications from members of the designated groups, including women, racialized minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation and identity. St. Lawrence College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. SLC provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Belonging, Human Resources and Organizational Development at To obtain a copy of this position vacancy or any of the position related documents in an alternate format please contact and our Human Resources Consultants will address your requests for accommodation confidentially.

This job opportunity is open to both internal and external applicants. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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