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Senior Buyer

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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Manager, Purchasing Services the Senior Buyer is responsible for performing senior procurement duties in the best interest of the College. The incumbent provides proofreading services, performs spend analytics, and focuses on campus wide purchasing projects (including food services, snack and vending machine contracts, advertising, book store, print shop and others). Additional responsibilities include: procures products and services utilizing the most appropriate procurement methods and procedures; sources goods and services in order to analyze products for the preparation of specifications, purchasing documents, contracts and agreements, purchasing processes, and evaluation of vendor document submissions for all applied areas of the College by following the purchasing tendering guidelines as stated in the College's policy and procedures manual. Once contracts are awarded, deliverables are monitored by the Senior Buyer. Liaison activities extend College wide. The position offers back-up and analytical support to the Manager as well as the other Buyers. This position carries a greater risk than the other Buyers due to the large financial impact on the spend or revenue generated through the competitive bids managed by the Senior Buyer role.


The successful candidate will possess at minimum a 3 year diploma/degree in Business Administration or Procurement, along with a minimum of 4 procurement related courses from the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), accreditation and/or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required. Thorough practical knowledge of the procurement function is required, including: quotation, tender and proposal processes; understanding of the Canadian and international business market; knowledge of supply change management; and the ability to analyze technical data in supplier proposals. Additional qualifications include: knowledge or familiarity with Humber’s operational and organizational structure and working experience in the college environment working knowledge of email software, word processing, and spreadsheet database and web management software programs; excellent interpersonal and communications skills, highly developed customer service/conflict resolution skills, teambuilding, excellent time management skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, and must be self-motivated and demonstrate good judgement. Working knowledge of Cognos and Banner Finance would be considered strong assets.

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Manager, Purchasing Services

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Classification:

Support Staff


Financial Services and Planning – Purchasing Services


Humber North Campus

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Hourly Wage Rate:

Payband H, Start Rate: $31.06 Maximum Rate: $36.06

Hours of Work:

37.5 Hours per week

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