Buyer (MT0521, FIN1B, GR2)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Context:

Carry out the University’s procurement of material, equipment and services for the University community in accordance with the University’s Procurement Policy for the IT portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Under the mentoring of the IT Lead buyer, responsible to carry out the procurement process under the assigned spend category with a strong emphasis on quality and cost efficiency;
  • Perform front-end procurement activities, including Request for Quotation (RFQ’s), Call for Tenders (CFT’s), Notices of Interest (NOI), and Notices of Intent (NOI) in collaboration with the internal stakeholders;
  • Perform back-end procurement activities, including appropriate reporting of public opening of tenders, contract awards, contract amendments;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies and, in particular, that the principles of integrity, equity, accountability and sustainability are respected throughout the procurement process;
  • Consolidate quality, cost and delivery requirements, and upon appropriate tendering and/or negotiations, issue purchase orders to the optimal sources, incorporating the best purchasing terms for individual or blanket procurement;
  • Represent the department/unit at internal and/or external meetings.


DEC III (related field)

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

2+ years’ experience as a procurement professional with an emphasis on customer service, public tendering, bid evaluation, and meeting facilitation.  Fluently bilingual (English and French) both verbal and written.  Strong understanding of procurement best practices.  Understanding of University culture, policies and procedures is highly desirable.  Lean – Six Sigma training highly desirable.  Knowledge of the applicable public procurement law (An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies and its Regulations) is considered an asset.  Attestation Secrétaire de comités de sélection, issued by the Quebec Treasury Board, is considered an asset.  Resourceful and autonomous.  Strong degree of professionalism.  Ability to administer multiple activities and projects.  Sound judgment and business sense.  Experience with common business software.

Additional Information:

Possibility of extension after one (1) year.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Financial Services at hr.finserve [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is July 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Financial Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Financial Services
Procurement Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 02) $42,000 - $52,500 (midpoint) - $63,000
One (1) year
Reporting to: 
Associate Director, Procurement
Reference no.: