Purchasing Officer

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

Adecco is currently recruiting for Unilingual and Bilingual Purchasing Officers for a permanent opportunity with our Crown Corporation Client in Ottawa, ON. The successful candidates must hold a valid Reliability Security Clearance or to be eligible to get one.

The Purchasing Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for leading, planning, conducting and controlling all aspects of procurement initiatives and activities under their signing authority and ensures these activities are in compliance with legal requirements;
  • Initiate and conduct planning with client groups, lead cross-functional teams in the supplier sourcing/contracting process and prepare and issues NAFTA and RFP/RFQ documents;
  • Chair supplier clarification meetings, co-ordinate clarification responses, and ensure evaluation criteria are complete and valid;
  • Plan and prepare purchasing strategy for negotiations by analyzing the general economic and financial information available and summarize complex discussions into appropriate mathematical model;
  • Lead and conduct proposal evaluation, evaluate and analyze complex corporate requirements to ensure lowest life cycle costs are met;
  • Conduct negotiations for the acquisition of goods and/or services, negotiating cost-effective solutions, mitigating risks, preparing, evaluating and negotiating contract terms, conditions and pricing within strict timeframes and developing contracts and related support documentation ensuring fully defined conditions;
  • Chair bidder conferences; implement corporate policies, procedures and quality control standards, prepare business briefings to respond to management, supplier debriefings and potential legal challenges from suppliers; award contract to successful supplier/contractor and notify the unsuccessful, and develop contract documents;
  • Seek input/support from client group and budget holder to ensure mutual understanding and agreement with negotiation approach and corporate targets;
  • Ensure supplier performance and all elements of the goods and/or services are delivered in accordance with the statement of requirements and/or specifications;
  • Monitor contract deliverables, ensure that all elements of the goods or services are delivered in accordance with the scope of work, identify and resolve issues, between the supplier and the clients and terminate contracts for non-compliance of contractual obligations;
  • Educate and interpret procurement policies and procedures to clients, identify and recommend changes, negotiate procurement timelines with clients and suppliers, analyze and identify opportunities to increase efficiencies, improve service and reduce costs.

The Purchasing Officer must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline such as Commerce, Finance, Purchasing or Engineering OR a college degree of 4+ years in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management;
  • Minimum of 5 years of recent (within the last 2 years) experience working in a Procurement department;
  • Experience in the issuance and evaluation of RFP’s, RFQ’s, ITT’s, RFI’s, extensive experience in Procurement planning, business case development, supplier development, and extensive knowledge of applicable trade agreements and industry standards;
  • Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) of Canada, SCMP / CSCMP Designation or working towards designation are considered as an asset.


If you are interested in applying to our Unilingual and Bilingual Purchasing Officers positions, please submit your resume as soon as possible by clicking on the “Apply with Adecco” button above.


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Reference number CA_EN_1_027616_12074936

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.