Purchasing Officer

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (30+ days ago)

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Highways and Public Works

Building Foundations
Inspiring Innovation
Exceeding Expectations

Without a firm foundation, nothing lasts.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Corporate Services Division of Highways and Public Works provides critical central agency services to government and direct services to the department itself. We provide acquisition, risk management, purchasing, asset management, common products supply, printing, mail delivery, insurance, travel and fleet vehicle services to Yukon government departments. We also provide policy, communications, and finance services to the Department of Highways and Public Works. Our division employs analysts, procurement specialists, graphic designers, client service specialists, accountants and many other professionals.

Our people are your people.

The Acquisition Services and Planning unit in the Supply Services branch works with Yukon government departments, providing expertise and support in the areas of acquisition, contracting and procurement planning for goods and transportation services. This position understands and can explain the Government of Yukon’s procurement policy and contracting processes to both internal clients and external vendors. The successful candidate will have knowledge of current contracting and procurement methodologies and practices along with experience building strong business relationships with stakeholders and internal clients. They demonstrate effective communication skills and are committed to finding best value for clients.

For information about applying on a Highways and Public Works competition, contact Julie Jakesta, HR Consultant at Julie.Jakesta@gov.yk.ca

For more information about this job, contact Jenny Richards, A/Manager, Acquisition Services and Planning at Jenny.Richards@gov.yk.ca

please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment.

If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, please contact: 867-667-9453 or E-Recruitment.clientsupport@gov.yk.ca.

Essential Qualifications

Review the essential qualifications below. We will screen your resume based on these qualifications.

Experience managing activities associated with procurement functions including: planning, developing product standards and specifications, tendering, evaluating and awarding contracts;
Considerable experience in project management and supply chain management;
Experience working with MS Office;
Professional designation or certification in a supply chain management organization (for example, PMAC, NIGP or ISM) would be considered an asset

If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them (for each applicable employer) in your resume. Prior to applying, refer to our sample resume to assist you in your application.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Knowledge of current contracting and procurement methodologies and practices;
Ability to provide advice and recommendations on procurement issues;
Building and maintaining relationships various stakeholders;
Experience managing conflicting and competing priorities;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member;
Effective negotiation and collaboration skills;
Analytical and research skills.

Additional Information

Learn more about us! Yukon government has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers since 2014!

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
27 November 2019
Close Date
11 December 2019