Employment Type: Full Time
Posted on: 2018-05-24
University of Toronto Business Procurement Officer Full Time in Toronto, ON
University of Toronto
Branch Toronto ON CA
Business Procurement Officer
Strong project management skills. Intermediate level skills in the use of Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project and Word….
The Business Procurement Officer acts as an integral part of the University of Toronto Libraries’ (UTL) Finance & Administration (F&A) team. Under the general supervision of the Business Manager and close working relationship with the Associate Director of Finance, the Business Procurement Officer supports the purchasing function with duties related to planning and delivery of procurement services to library departments, obtaining best value in the acquisition of goods and services, determining appropriate purchasing options, providing expert procurement advice to library stakeholders, performing financial analysis, reconciliations and assisting in the review and monitoring of specified operational expenditures versus approved in budget. As a member of the F&A team, the Business Procurement Officer provides procurement services while complying with Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directives and University of Toronto Guidelines. Integrity, professionalism, due diligence and confidentiality is expected at all times when conducting procurements.
EDUCATION: University degree in business, commerce or a related field. Professional accreditation (SCMA, CPPB or equivalent) considered an asset.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 3 years related experience related to procurement and purchasing in broader public sector, customer service, materials management and contact with vendors is required. Work experience in a library environment is considered an asset.
SKILLS: Working knowledge of the University’s Financial Information System (SAP R/3), budgeting and financial policies and procedures would be an asset. Knowledge of Canadian commodity tax rules would be an asset. Intermediate level skills in the use of Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project and Word.
OTHER: Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills. Good business sense with ability to make procurement decisions based on customer requirements, usage trends and inventory levels. Fiscally responsible with strong analytical skills and the ability to implement good internal control procedures. Ability to guide and coach others on procurement policies and procedures. Exercises professionalism and integrity at all times when working with internal and external stakeholders, colleagues and departments. Strong project management skills.