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Job Number:  58238
Manager of Procurement - Toronto
Job Posted: Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
(in 3 days)
March of Dimes Canada
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)
March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is a federally registered national charity that offers a wide variety of programs and services to Canadians living with disabilities.  Since 1951, MODC has been on the forefront of the disability movement with a mission that is dedicated to maximizing the independence and community participation of people with disabilities. Our 2018-2023 Strategic plan is focused on enhancing services to an expanding constituency, financing the vision, building stakeholder partnerships and creating an appropriate and sustainable infrastructure.  In line with that focus, MODC aims to strengthen and expand their public procurement knowledge and supporting technology to more effectively support growing requirements nationally.  As a member of the Broader Public Sector, MODC complies with Federal and Provincial/Territory procurement standards.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop and grow the newly created position of Manager of Procurement.  Reporting to the Director, Corporate Services this position oversees and manages the delivery of procurement across the organization, identifies and communicates new standards in compliance with Federal and Provincial/Territory procurement initiatives, develops and communicates policies and procedures, and ensures that associated forms and documents align to these standards. The position ensures that administrative staff are aware of and comply with standards, and identifies and implements process improvements and efficiencies.  The position will research and secure tender management software in support of organization requirements ensuring that green initiatives are incorporated in all procurement standards. The Manager provides consultation and direction to organization staff on matters involving purchasing.
  • Overall responsibility for procurement management across the organization, including planning and executing strategic procurement strategies in line with government standards.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods and services; communicate and manage the implementation and enforcement of these policies; ensure policies are reviewed and compliant to ISO standards where applicable.
  • Identify electronic tendering software for the organization and oversee implementation
  • Manage negotiations for high volume preferred supplier initiatives and provide overall oversite of the RFP and associated contract renewal processes.
  • Act as a liaison between MODC and its preferred contract and service providers.
  • Research and identify opportunities to standardize and expand preferred supplier options nationally.
  • Provide statistical and analytical reports in areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure procurement documentation is current and communicated in line with corporate standards; oversee manuals and forms management updates in relevant areas.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff across the organization.
  • Responsible for the Corporate Green initiative, identifying and implementing initiatives in all areas, monitoring and reporting on progress; Chair of the Green Committee.
  • Provide support and direction on this function to the Corporate Services team; manage one direct report.
  • Post-secondary education – Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Business Administration/Commerce/Supply Chain Management/PSPP
  • Public or general procurement designation (CPPO, CPPB, SCMP or other relevant designation) with strong emphasis on public procurement, negotiation, contract management, planning, analysis and reporting, tendering, procurement law and tender software
  • Minimum five years public procurement experience with supervisory experience 
  • Previous experience working in the non-profit sector is an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of standard public procurement procedures, competitive processes, and procurement related codes of conduct particularly in the broader public sector
  • Ability to draft policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop, process and manage tenders/RFPs electronically
  • Contract development and management skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Overall strong computer skills (Microsoft Professional - Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as excellent knowledge of procurement software and systems
If you are interested in supporting the work of an organization that is transforming the quality of life for people with disabilities, please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to: Human Resources at  by November 15, 2019.
As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, March of Dimes Canada encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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