Senior Procurement Officer

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Department: Finance

Date Posted: 5/25/2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, CA

Reference No.: 2022-19E

Position Type: Full-Time

Senior Procurement Officer
Strategic Procurement
(Permanent Position)


At OPB, the health, safety and wellness of our employees, clients, vendors, and stakeholders is our top priority.  Recognizing the benefits of working from home and the collaborative teamwork experience in the office, we have commenced a gradual return to the workplace and are in the process of implementing a hybrid work model. Eligibility to participate in the hybrid work model will be assessed based on the requirements of the role. To learn more about our hiring protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Careers site at


As the Senior Procurement Officer you will provide specialized procurement services and lead end to end procurement activities for OPB. You will partner with internal stakeholders to collaborate during each step of the procurement life-cycle, provide recommendations and advice on small to large procurements, and support the ongoing engagement with vendors to ensure OPB has received value for money. You will also be responsible for implementing and administering corporate procurement policies and procedures within a risk management and compliance framework.  You will develop, implement, and administer procedures for the effective monitoring and reporting of corporate compliance with procurement policies and procedures. Providing project oversight based on the procurement model at OPB, you will support the appropriate model and lead continuous procurement process improvement initiatives.
You are an experienced procurement professional that possesses full-cycle public sector procurement experience.  This includes in-depth knowledge and understanding of public sector procurement principles and methods, practices and regulations, and of the tendering process including contract negotiation and post-award contracting activities. You have strong procurement experience in IT hardware, software and services procurements as well as non-IT professional services. You have strong project management, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills to persuade and provide advice and guidance. You are able to prepare presentations, reports, and have the ability to advise, educate, and train employees on procurement concepts and compliance expectation in a collaborative manner. You have a good understanding of continuous process improvement principles and practices.

You possess a university degree either in business administration, commerce, finance, supply chain management or in a related discipline or a combination of education and work experience.  A relevant professional designation from a recognized institute (Certified Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB)) is preferred.


Please submit your resume if you are interested in this exciting opportunity.
The competition will remain open until a successful candidate is selected or until the competition is closed.

This competition is open to all employees of OPB and has been advertised on LinkedIn.
OPB is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities in its recruitment process.
Please advise OPB if you require an accommodation, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Candidates being considered for this position will be required to submit to a background screening.
We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Ontario Pension Board is an equal opportunity employer.