Job Details: Buyer (Contract up to 18-months)

Job Details
Open Date Jun 15 2022 - 03:00:00 PM Close Date Jul 06 2022 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Buyer (Contract up to 18-months) Posting Type Non-Union
Posting Status Active Position Length Contract
Department Group Purchasing & Risk Management Hours per Week 35 hours/week
Department Finance Openings 1
Education Bachelor's Degree Experience 3 years
Location Town Hall Competition 22-114C
Salary Range $40.88
Union Position No


The Opportunity

Reporting directly to the Manager, Purchasing & Risk Management, in this role you will administer the bidding process from inception to completion, ensuring integrity, fairness, equality, and transparency of the process. You will work closely with internal clients, and external vendors to ensure compliance with the purchasing policy, procedures, legislation and applicable laws. As the Buyer, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Develop quotes, tenders, proposals, contracts or other procurement documents
  • Prepare total cost analysis and award recommendation
  • Provide strategic planning and consultation services to client departments
  • Provide guidance to staff on purchasing best practices
  • Support staff with vendor performance matters including meetings and written warnings


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 a minimum 3 years related experience in public procurement. A procurement designation (CSCMP or CPPB), and an Ontario Public Buyers Certificate of public procurement fundamentals is preferred.

The ideal candidate understands the life cycle and actions required for a public procurement process, is able to write and understand contract terms and conditions, and is able to work within an established framework and can assist staff based on interpretation and requirements of a purchasing policy. We are seeking an individual with superior interpersonal skills, demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This position offers a starting rate of $40.88 per hour, based on the 35-hour work week.

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

New employees who commence employment on or after November 15, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Town of Caledon reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.  The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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.