Keeping Ontario's Legislative Assembly running smoothly takes many talented people, doing many different jobs - from camera operators and committee clerks, to purchasing officers and researchers. The Office of the Assembly is dedicated to serving Ontario’s Parliament.

Together, we provide non-partisan administrative and procedural services to all MPPs, as well as operational support for the daily activities of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Our success is determined by the strength and diversity of our staff and by supporting our core values: integrity, inclusiveness, collaboration, and excellence.

Senior Purchasing Specialist

Purchasing and Operations Branch

An exciting career move for an experienced purchasing professional with a public procurement background 

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario seeks a Senior Purchasing Specialist who, as part of our Purchasing and Operations Branch, in Toronto, ON, will deliver high-quality procurement and purchasing services to our clients. 

What You’ll Do 

You’ll act with integrity to: 

  • Plan, manage and conduct the purchasing activities for a diverse range of commodities 

  • Exercise professionalism, tact and diplomacy in a fast-paced, politically sensitive environment when dealing with MPPs, staff of the Legislative Assembly and vendors 

You’ll support our collaboration as you: 

  • Apply your extensive knowledge of best purchasing methods, principles and practices 

  • Aid internal client’s in developing specifications, preparing tender/proposal documents, evaluating bid submissions, and awarding tenders, quotations and proposals for a variety of contracts 

  • Use your negotiation skills to ensure value-added and timely solutions to satisfy the initiatives’ deadlines and priorities of all internal clients 

  • Maintain purchasing records, electronic filing systems/databases and contact lists 

  • Provide expert advice to your clients by effectively communicating procurement strategy 

  • Foster relationships with vendors and monitor emerging market trends 

How You Qualify 

You demonstrate excellence through your: 

  • Public procurement experience 

  • Completion of, or pursuit towards obtaining, a CSCMP or CPPO designation 

  • Exceptional client service skills, to determine department’s needs, liaise with related departments and suppliers, and develop and maintain effective working relationships with them 

  • Strong communication, analytic and reasoning skills, to draft, negotiate and manage long-term agreements 

  • Familiarity with contract law as it relates to procurement 

  • Successful management of multiple concurrent projects, from planning through to tracking and reporting 

  • Demonstrated ability for identifying and resolving contractual problems and drive for being organized, responsive and flexible 

  • Excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite 

If you join our team, you can expect: 

  • A comprehensive benefit and pension package 

  • A dynamic work environment  

  • To work with a team of dedicated professionals 

  • To be encouraged and supported to grow your career through training and development 

Salary Range: $67,383 - $97,094 

File No.: LA-2020-40

Closing Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020