Senior Purchasing Officer

Location: Canadian Museum of History / Musée canadien de l'histoire
Job Code: 10308-03
# of openings: 1




The Canadian Museum of History (CMH) and the Canadian War Museum (CWM), Canada’s largest museum institution offers you a place to develop your career, while enjoying an inclusive, challenging and energizing work environment and the opportunity to accomplish meaningful work within a Crown corporation dedicated to preserving, promoting and exploring Canada’s rich history, current life in Canada and the cultural diversity of its people.

We are looking for a

Senior Purchasing Officer

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Being responsible for the procurement activities of goods and services for the assigned client group;
  • Administering and monitoring proposed and existing contracts;
  • Establishing Standing Offer Agreements with independent suppliers to obtain goods and services in an efficient and cost-effective manner;
  • Providing advice to clients on procurement matters;
  • Working cooperatively with other team members.

What we are looking for:

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in:

  • The procurement field preferably in a Crown corporation or governmental setting;
  • Reviewing client information (e.g. specifications, scope of work, financial details);
  • Preparing, issuing and analysing of complex RFPs, competitive tendering and sole-source contracting;
  • Making recommendations to the contracting authority for approval (e.g. procurement initiation, process decisions, contract awards);
  • Dealing with representatives of customer divisions and suppliers;
  • Reviewing tender submissions for compliance and facilitate proposal evaluations;
  • Assessing and negotiating complex situations;
  • Negotiating with construction or trade related procurement.

Knowledge of:

  • The supply sources and availability of the goods/services;
  • Tendering practices and procedures, negotiating, pricing and total cost analysis techniques;
  • Market trends and potential impacts;
  • Purchasing techniques and procedures;
  • Construction, design, architectural and engineering industries and related procurement practices;
  • Contract law and applicable federal and provincial regulations and government policies and trade agreements related to procurement.

Education: Diploma in Business Administration, Purchasing or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation is an asset.

Core competencies: Analytical Thinking; Information Seeking; Client Focus; Concern for Order and Quality; Action Oriented; Flexibility.

The Canadian Museum of History is committed to the principles of employment equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Aboriginal Person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability or a woman.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all candidates for showing interest; however, only retained candidates will be contacted.

Compensation: $60,217 to $80,642

Status: Permanent Full-Time Position (# 10308-03)

Location: 100, Laurier Street, Gatineau, Québec

Language: CBC imperative (for a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our website). We encourage all candidates to submit their application, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. As part of its hiring process, the Museum sends qualified candidates for linguistic validation to determine their language proficiency.

Security Clearance: Enhanced reliability.

Open to: Museum employees, external candidates and/or candidates from our inventory. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

If you are a talented, driven and experienced Senior Purchasing Officer, we would love to hear from you! Visit and select "Current Job Opportunities." The position of Senior Purchasing Officer will be posted until filled.

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