This position requires a team oriented and self-directed professional in the field of procurement to be responsible for oversight, and recommendations relative to Sturgeon County procurement activities. This role must be versed in internal best practices relevant to policy and process while understanding external procurement legislation to capitalizing on opportunities to create value. This role supports all departments and ensures that mandates from Trade Agreements, Legislation and internal policies are being met while supporting best practices in customer relations management, competitive bid processes and asset disposal procedures, through training and collaboration.
Plan low risk solicitation activities with departments and assist Procurement Officer with secondary pre-qualified quotation processes; determine timelines and solicitation (RFx) methods, assess potential risks, collaborate with departments to develop evaluation & scoring criteria, finalize solicitation documents for advertising.
Working closely with internal departments to manage the procurement processes using online bidding platforms and the Alberta Purchasing connection website, inclusive of addenda, clarifications and final award notifications.
Manage low risk solicitation contract development activities including, but not limited to; communications, document development and approval, contract execution and maintenance through contract term as required. This may include reviewing existing supplier/service provider agreements for compliance to policy, legislation, insurance, and regulatory requirements.
Establish and maintain a solid understanding of procurement trade agreements including Canadian Free Trade Agreement and New West Partnership Trade Agreement.
Support asset disposal activities such as electronic auctions, live auctions, department transfers of assets, and opportunities to support area charities, schools, municipalities etc. with County assets past their financial lifecycle.
Complete special projects as assigned.
Responsible for supporting the County’s Records and Information Management Program through the maintenance, control, and disposition of the records for the department.
Responsible to evaluate and report on supplier and service provider pricing and quality to ensure competitive pricing, sufficient supplier sourcing, and quality services are being solicited across the County.
Oversee supplier and service provider relations, internally and externally, and identify any opportunities and challenges with relationships, quality, and processes to address.
Keep current on legislation, Trade Agreements, industry best practices and legal precedents to identify opportunities to strengthen the procurement function.
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Post-secondary diploma with preferred emphasis on business administration, supply chain management, or public procurement with a minimum of two (2) years applicable work experience or a minimum of five (5) years' relative work experience without a diploma. Relative educational certifications and designations which are considered an asset include Public Sector Procurement Certificate/Designation (CPPO, CPPB, PSPP), Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and/or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB).
Municipal experience, relative to procurement or contracts is considered an asset.
Experience in Contract Management, Construction, Engineering Services and Public Sector Procurement will be considered an asset.
Experience in running RFX processes on the Alberta Purchasing Connection platform is considered an asset.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, advanced negotiation and interpersonal skills, mathematical aptitude, and sound judgement.
Ability to work in a team environment or independently with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels to improve the procurement function.
Advanced computer skills, leadership, and problem-solving abilities.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to deal with confidential information with a high degree of diplomacy.
This is a remote work opportunity with some in office requirements.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record is required.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $68,031 - $89,522
Posted Date: Feb 17, 2022
Closing Date: Mar 06, 2022