Job Details: Junior Buyer

Job Details
Open Date May 24 2023 - 10:03:00 AM Close Date Jun 06 2023 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Junior Buyer Posting Type Non-Union
Posting Status Active Position Length Contract up to 1 year
Department Group Purchasing & Risk Management Hours per Week 35 hours/week
Department Finance Openings 1
Education College Diploma Experience 1 - 3 years
Location Town Hall Competition 23-80CR
Salary Range $33.09/hr - $40.55/hr
Union Position No


Reporting directly to the Manager, Purchasing & Risk Management, this contract role is responsible for the coordination and administration of the day-to-day operations relating to public procurement, purchase orders and procurement support for staff. As the Junior Buyer, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Assist Buyers with the procurement process including internal client interaction, meetings, bid document preparation, issuance, closing, evaluation, recommendation and contract award.
  • Administration of the ebidding process, including but not limited to, creating new bids, developing pricing tables and online submission sections, posting addenda, announcements, RFP evaluation, and posting award results.
  • Maintain the bid log for all procurements and follow up with the respective Buyer and internal client through established processes.
  • Staff support in preparation, evaluation and award of informal quotations.
  • Set up new vendors and edit vendor information as applicable in the Finance system.

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a post-secondary diploma in business administration or a closely related field. Our ideal candidate has 1-3 years of experience in procurement or legal field. An Ontario Public Buyers certificate of public procurement fundamentals is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the life cycle and actions required for a public procurement process and is able to understand contract terms and conditions and their applicability. We are seeking an individual with superior verbal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work within an established framework and can assist staff based on interpretation and requirements of a purchasing policy, and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

This position offers an hourly salary rate of $33.09 $40.55.


Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check, and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.


The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace.  If your application requires accommodation, please contact People Services at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.