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Job Title:  Buyer


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  84121
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 84121  
Business Function: Procurement and Purchasing  
Primary City: Ottawa  
Province: Ontario  
Employment Type: Full-Time  
Employment Status: Permanent  
Language Requirement: English Essential  

Employee Class and Level: UPCET01
Number of Vacancies: 2  
Closing Date : 2021/05/21

Job Description

The Buyer, conducts all procurement activities associated with the acquisition of goods and services in accordance with the international trade agreements, corporate policy and procurement guidelines, conducting needs analysis to determine optimal method of sourcing user requirements.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Buyer.


  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of corporate policies and corporate purchasing policies in order to mitigate potential risks to the corporation in the execution of the procurement cycles of planning, sourcing, contracting and contract management.   


  • Conducts needs analysis with clients to determine short and long term requirements; identifies and conducts analysis for areas for procurement consolidation.  Reviews monthly expenditures against Contracts and consults with the client community.  Determines optimal method of sourcing user requirements using competitive tendering arrangements, direct or sole source suppliers.


  • Ensures procurement activities are conducted consistent with Canada Post’s obligations under applicable Trade agreements and in accordance with CPC’s procurement guidelines.


  • Prepares and issues Request for Proposals (RFP) and other RFx documents. Acts as single point of contact for supplier clarification inquiries.  Oversees the opening of tenders and ensures the overall integrity of the tendering process is maintained.


  • Executes the procurement process, negotiates contract terms, conditions and pricing that reflects the business arrangements under which the contracted goods and services are to be provided. Conducts proposal evaluations and identifies and develops evaluation criteria.  Coordinates technical, quality assurance evaluations.  Finalizes evaluations and prepares business case/executive summary to support supplier selection. 

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Ensures that contracting documents fully define all conditions such as scope, commercial, legal, financial, risk management, quality assurance etc., and accurately reflects the business arrangements under which the contracted goods or services are to be provided.  Prepares all contract award support documentation and contracts for approval.  Notifies and de-briefs unsuccessful suppliers. 


  • Ensures the internal Client participates in the development of processes to monitor supplier performance to ensure all elements of goods or services are in accordance with scope of work and specification.  Engages Team Lead support to mitigate the potential risk to the corporation. 


  • Monitors and expedites contract deliverables and participates in supplier audits.  Implements contract Amendments.  Prepares reports for management such as contract renewal status.


  • As required, consults with engineering technicians on the procurement of goods that are no longer available or have been replaced.




  • University degree in a relevant discipline such as Commerce, Finance, Purchasing or Engineering with a satisfactory business component OR a college degree in Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management 


  • One year experience working in procurement which would include sourcing and contracting (e.g. purchasing strategies & planning, bid solicitation, bid evaluation, contract drafting, supplier development and / or contract administration). 
  • CSCMP certification or working toward certification would be an asset

Other Candidate Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of corporate policies, applicable trade agreements and acceptable industry procurement standards
  • Knowledge of purchasing principles and practices
  • Skilled in the preparation and completion of Procurement Plans
  • Working knowledge of the issuance and evaluation of RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and Tenders
  • Experienced in the preparation, negotiation and execution of contracts
  • Knowledge of SAP R/3, eProcurement, NAFTA & CETA and related legislative requirements
  • Adept at preparing and delivering effective presentations.
  • Ability to effectively resolve issues and plans, organizes and prioritizes workloads.

Other Information

Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.


Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Leadership Behaviours
Decision Making 
– A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner, that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.


Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders

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