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Procurement and Contracts Specialist for provincial government agency client, downtown Toronto, position currently remote-based.

Marberg Job Number: 1686.
Job Type: Temporary.
Initial Term:  August 22, 2022 to August 18, 2023.
Compensation: $40 per hour.
Recommended Application Date: Immediately – please note that we are screening and shortlisting Candidates immediately and qualified applications may be contacted same day as date of application.
Regular Work Hours:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm not including unpaid .5 hour lunch break, to be worked during regular business hours, Monday to Friday (37.5 work hours per week).
Work Location: Hybrid: currently remote-based, with attendance at client’s downtown Toronto office near TTC station later in the assignment, as required. 

Responsibilities Summary:  
Lead sourcing, procurement and contract management processes for complex, enterprise level sourcing requests. Ensure organization acquires goods and services that satisfy business and value-for-money requirements, and are in compliance with the Ontario Procurement Directive.

  • Work with business leaders to define sourcing needs, develop required procurement documents, and perform vendor and contract management activities. 
  • Manage portfolio of contracts and report category performance to Management.  Analyze organization’s spend profile per assigned category.
  • Lead development of procurement plans for each category. 
  • Develop RFx packages and execute RFx. Analyze internal data and market intelligence information to identify sourcing opportunities.
  • Coordinate with Legal to determine acceptable contract terms and conditions. 
  • Coordinate with business leaders to identify and resolve contract issues.  Negotiate and establish contracts with suppliers.
  • Document contract and sourcing activities with briefing notes and other supporting documentation. Obtain appropriate approvals.  
  • Manage vendor relationships within a specific portfolio/category. Monitor contract compliance, and conduct performance review meetings in accordance with organization policies and procedures.  
  • Create and issue purchase orders.  
  • Additional sourcing, procurement, contract management and vendor relationship management responsibilities as required. 


Education: Post-secondary Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Law, Supply Chain Management, Sourcing, Purchasing or related discipline.
Professional Credentials: CSCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional Designation) an asset
Preferred Work Experience: At least 5+ years of relevant sourcing, procurement, or contract management experience.
Preferred Sector Experience: Specialized procurement experience in at least 2 of the following categories: corporate services; medical/healthcare goods and services; facilities goods and services, information technology; and consulting services.

Technical and Language Skills Requirements:  

  • Proficiency in MSOffice Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with MS Project.
  • Proficient English communication skills, both written and verbal, including strong business writing skills.

Task -Based Qualifications and Additional Attributes:     

  • Proficiency with contract legal terminology and generally accepted procurement practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply project management principles, methodologies and best practices. Experience with projects supporting client groups in Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Finance, Human Resources or Enterprise Information Technology.
  • Pleasant and courteous: demonstrated commitment to client service and professional representation of the organization.
  • Proven ability to respond to sensitive and confidential matters with tact, discretion, and excellent judgement in the interpretation and application of instructions and organization policy.
  • Advanced organizational, coordinative and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize work effectively for self and others, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Strong relationship management skills including client and vendor relations management, business networking, negotiation, change management and consulting/advisory skills.  Excellent listening skills, and the ability to provide and receive effective feedback.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently, collaboratively, and in an advisory capacity, and liaise effectively with a wide and diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

Additional Requirements:    

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada, providing satisfactory documentation upon request.
  • Ability to work both remotely and onsite as required, abiding by organization health and safety policies.
  • Ability to declare personal Non-Conflict of Interest in execution of assignment responsibilities.
  • Provision of certification of AODA and OHSA online training course completion prior to assignment start.
  • Provision of certification of full COVID-19 vaccination series prior to assignment start.
  • Satisfactory Background Checks and Employment References.

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that Marberg Staffing updates job posts regularly, and external job boards may not reflect these changes in a timely fashion. Please refer to for the most current information including salary range.

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Marberg is committed to supporting workplace diversity and inclusivity, to reflect the demographic profile of all Ontarians.  Applications are encouraged from equity seeking groups including people of colour, Aboriginal people, individuals with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQ2S community.

Job ID: 1686

Location: Canada Ontario Toronto

Category: Government, Procurement

Salary: Competitive



Number Of Positions 1

Pay Rate 40

Date Updated 07/21/2022

Status New

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