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Senior Procurement Officer

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Closing Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2016

Eligibility:      As per HRM 518, only Government of Nunavut Employees may apply.

This position is located in our Iqaluit office, reports directly to the Senior Manager of Procurement, Logistics and Contract Support Services. The incumbent directs reporting procurement staff in the procurement of all major purchases for the Government departments.  The Government of Nunavut (GN) procurement function manages a total procurement value in the order of $100,000,000 and increasing annually. The position impacts the operational efficiency of the Government of Nunavut, and in turn, services to employees, managers, and other departments. The position impacts on the efficiency of program and service delivery of all Government of Nunavut departments, in a very direct, measureable way; few other areas of responsibility in this Government have such broad and visible impact as to reach all GN employees and GN departments stakeholders and client groups of which their programs and services are intended to benefit. Failure to procure in a timely manner can represent a safety hazard or become a major deficiency becoming costly and timely to Government.  Responsible for planning, organizing, managing the procurement of various commodities and services for all GN departments throughout Nunavut in accordance with the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (Article 24) and as set out in the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti Policy in using sound procurement practices. 

The ideal candidate will have a Supply Chain Management Association of Canada Professional Designation or Professional Development Program to a Level III status. At least seven years of experience in increasing responsible positions in the purchasing field, and at least three years in supervisory positions.  Basic computer skills, with an above average knowledge of spreadsheet, database and word processing applications are required. Demonstrated experience with procurement processes, tendering for goods, services and construction is also a necessity. Experience issuing and awarding construction tenders to successful contractors. Requires an in depth technical knowledge of commodities and services, procurement policies and procedures, types of contracts, negotiation and interviewing techniques as well as sources of supply. Equivalencies that consist of a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements will be considered.

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