Purchasing and Risk Management Advisor

The District Municipality of Muskoka - Muskoka, ON (30+ days ago)

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The District Municipality of Muskoka is currently recruiting for a

Purchasing & Risk Management Advisor

The District of Muskoka is seeking a customer focused,

collaborative individual to join our Corporate Finance team on a

permanent full-time basis.

Reporting to the Director, Budgets & Financial Planning, the

Purchasing & Risk Management (PRM) Advisor facilitates the

procurement of goods and services on a departmental and

corporate basis in accordance with the Procurement by-law,

District policies, and legislation. The PRM Advisor will also be

responsible for the provision of insurance related services for

claims management and coordinates risk management

activities and will assist with management of the non-

operational aspects of the District fleet.

The Purchasing & Risk Management Advisor’s main responsibilities will be to:

  • Ensure compliance with District Procurement by-law and any associated policies and procedures.
  • Provide professional procurement advice and work in partnership with internal customers and the Legal
department in developing tenders, quotations and Request for Proposal specifications.

  • Develop cooperative or bulk purchasing strategies and alliances with appropriate purchasing partners,
including the area municipalities.

  • Develop and maintain supplier lists and manage vendor pre-qualification processes including development
and delivery of a vendor orientation program.

  • Provide corporate procurement contract administration and/or provide consultation to other departments on
appropriate contract administration techniques.

  • Develop, implement and maintain risk management policies and procedures, and provide advice and risk
management expertise to staff.

  • Research and keep informed on relevant procurement and risk management matters including new
developments, legislation, programs, best in class procurement strategies, procedures, and technology.

  • Manage the annual review of insurance requirements and related services; investigate and recommend
new coverage as required; prepare reports for Council recommending insurance policy renewals and

proposed changes in coverage, limits and/or deductibles, and issues of concern.

  • Oversee processing of insurance incidents and claims in conjunction with the Legal department.
  • Manage and administer the District’s fleet acquisition and disposal of vehicles and equipment, preparation
of specifications in collaboration with operating departments, and adherence to capital and maintenance


  • Administer the disposal of surplus assets, including furniture and equipment.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Why the District of Muskoka?

Muskoka is a great place to live and play! We are a four-season municipality that offers a balance between

family life and work. We are built around supportive and caring communities that are always growing, with

wonderful schools and facilities. Watch our video to learn more!

What you will bring to us

We would expect that your strengths will include strong customer service and collaboration skills. You will be

well versed in municipal purchasing procedures, fleet and risk management. You will also be able to fluently

converse on matters related to municipal insurance requirements and procedures.

From an educational standpoint, you are a graduate of a three (3) year college program in business/ public

administration, procurement & supply chain management, economics, or a related field. You will have 4-5

years of progressive experience in a related position/ environment. It is considered an asset if you hold

certification through the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and/ or the Risk & Insurance

Management Society of Canada.

Although this job is a sole contributor (i.e. this is a one-person procurement team), you will need to have well

developed team work skills as you will be working with an array of individuals across the organization on their

purchasing needs. Self-management, initiative, accountability and adaptability are all terms you would

comfortably use when describing yourself.

What We Offer

The District offers a competitive salary package, including a comprehensive health and dental benefits plan,

and enrollment in the OMERS (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) pension plan. We foster a

professional, friendly and supportive team atmosphere and continuously strive to provide a working

environment where the best people want to work. We have a strong focus on health & wellness, as well as

community involvement - the people who work at the District are passionate about the community that they live

in! The District is committed to creating and promoting diversity, accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.

The Annualized Salary range for this non-union staff position is: $ 71,457 - $84,132

How to Apply

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications, and can support our Vision and

Values of RISE (Respect and Integrity, Innovative Leadership, Synergy and Experiences),

please review the “How to Apply” instructions on our Website and then submit your application:


Once you have reviewed the instructions, please click on the “Apply Now” link, next to the posting, to submit

your application in the specified format. If an “Apply Now” link does not exist, we are no longer accepting

applications to the posting.

POSTING CLOSING DATE: Friday, July 10, 2020 @ 12:00 NOON