• Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Buyer / Purchasing

Adecco is currently recruiting for a Buyer. This is a full-time permanent role to work with our Crown Corporation client located in Ottawa, ON. The candidate must hold a Security Clearance or be eligible for one.

Our Public Sector client strives for equal opportunity for all and is seeking to increase diversity across its operations to better reflect the diversity within its communities.  Indigenous candidates and candidates with a disability (visible or invisible) will therefore be given priority consideration.  We encourage you to self-identify in your application, and assure you that this information will be used solely for the purpose of prioritizing your candidacy for this or any other role

The Buyer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of corporate policies and corporate purchasing policies.
  • Conducts needs analysis with clients to determine short- and long-term requirements.
  • Identifies and conducts analysis for areas for procurement consolidation. .
  • Determines optimal method of sourcing user requirements using competitive tendering arrangements, direct or sole source suppliers.
  • Ensures procurement activities are conducted consistent with the organization’s obligations under applicable Trade agreements and in accordance with organizations’ s procurement guidelines.
  • Prepares and issues Request for Proposals (RFP) and other RFx documents.
  • Executes the procurement process, negotiates contract terms, conditions and pricing that reflects the business arrangements under which the contracted goods and services are to be provided.
  • Conducts proposal evaluations and identifies and develops evaluation criteria. Coordinates technical, quality assurance evaluations.
  • Finalizes evaluations and prepares business case/executive summary to support supplier selection.
  • Ensures that contracting documents fully define all conditions such as scope, commercial, legal, financial, risk management, quality assurance etc.,
  • Prepares all contract award support documentation and contracts for approval. Notifies and de-briefs unsuccessful suppliers.
  • Monitors and expedites contract deliverables and participates in supplier audits.
  • The Buyer must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline such as Commerce, Finance, Purchasing or Engineering with a satisfactory business component OR a college degree in Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management
  • Applicants who identify as Indigenous shall be given priority in the candidate selection process.
  • 1-year experience working in procurement which would include sourcing and contracting (e.g. purchasing strategies & planning, bid solicitation, bid evaluation, contract drafting, supplier development and / or contract administration).
  • CSCMP certification or working toward certification would be an asset
  • ESG/Indigenous procurement experience would be an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate policies, applicable trade agreements and acceptable industry procurement standards
  • Knowledge of purchasing principles and practices
  • Skilled in the preparation and completion of Procurement Plans
  • Working knowledge of the issuance and evaluation of RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and Tenders
  • If you are interested in applying to the Buyer role, please submit your resume as soon as possible


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    Reference number CA_EN_1_027616_1631583

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