|Senior Procurement Specialist|
Senior Procurement Specialist
Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $98,000 - $117,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories
The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.
The GNWT's objectives for contracting are to acquire goods and services in a way that guards against and mitigates risk, enhances suppliers' access to contracts, understands the market, encourages competition, supports benefits for northern businesses and reflects fairness, transparency, and integrity in the spending of public funds.
Working in a Procurement Shared Services team environment, the Senior Procurement Specialist participates in the development and implementation of policies, systems and procedures to ensure professional, fair and consistent tendering and awarding of contracts and that the process is carried out in a controlled manner with due regard for risk management. This includes providing expert advice to client departments, boards, and agencies on the proper contracting processes, providing contract management support, and providing training and guidance to Procurement Specialists.
The Senior Procurement Specialist requires a technical knowledge of procurement policies and procedures, types of contracts, negotiating and interviewing techniques and sources of supply and experience with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The incumbent will demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret and implement policies, contract regulations and procedures; analyze and evaluate contracting issues and legalities; plan, schedule and assign work, and evaluate the performance of subordinate staff; and work with people in an effective, tactful manner.
This position is typically attained by:
Achieving Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation or equivalent but not limited to Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) Level 4 status or equivalent with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP); or
A Diploma in Commerce or Business Administration and 5 years of progressive experience in supply chain management, procurement, contract management and administration.