• Manager, Procurement

  • Job Description

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    Faculty/Department: Finance and Administration
    Employee Group: Administrative
    Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
    Payband: NM
    Reference Number: 18/A/85

    Hiring Range: $96,615 - $102,654

    Salary Range: $96,615 - $120,769
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

    Reporting to the Director of Procurement, the Manager, Procurement is responsible for managing the operational requirements of the procurement process for goods and services at Sheridan. The incumbent manages vendor contracts and performance; ensures compliance with Government of Ontario directives (i.e. Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive and Federal Legislation (i.e. Canadian Free Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement);and develops and provides recommendations to the Director to ensure Sheridan receives the best possible value through the Procurement process.


    Specific Responsibilities Include:

    • Providing operational management and guidance to the procurement team and function, as well as to Sheridan departments and employees with regard to policies, bids and contracts;
    • Chairing, or supporting Director in chairing, evaluation of solicitations. Ensures the process is clear from bias;
    • Negotiating procurement contracts, resolves bid and contract disputes in consultation with other departments and with other entities;
    • Providing leadership, guidance and direction to procurement team and optimizes performance of the function;
    • Ensuring excellent customer service, continuous improvement and strategic and tactical planning through staff training and development, streamlined procedures, supportive technological and physical resources and quality standards;
    • Providing Purchasing Advice, Expertise and Support, to  Sheridan Faculties and Departments;
    • Overseeing Vendor Management and Communication with External Suppliers and Agencies.
    • Performing other initiatives, projects and activities as required




    The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    • 4 year Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Legal or other related field along with a minimum of 5 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).
    • Must have experience in a public sector purchasing environment managing a variety of public bidding processes
    • Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPO) or Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation is required
    • Thorough understanding of purchasing best practices; Excellent knowledge of contract law
    • Advanced knowledge in preparation of bid documents; leading evaluation teams in review of documents
    • Experience with Canadian Construction Documents Committee documents for construction projects
    • Ability to conduct training sessions and give guidance and direction to internal stakeholders
    • Strong Computer proficiency (MS Office, Excel)
    • Strong Negotiation skills along with excellent writing skills; strong analytical and complex problems solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills to deal tactfully with College external and internal stakeholders.
    • Highly developed communication and supervisory/leadership skills along with management experience
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
    • Knowledge of on-line procurement systems (PeopleSoft Finance System, preferred), purchasing experience related to IT and working knowledge of Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive and trade agreements e.g. Canadian Free Trade Agreement Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is preferred.


    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com



    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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