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Supervisor of Purchasing

by London District Catholic School Board

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2023
London District Catholic School Board

Job Description

The London District Catholic School Board has a reputation for excellence, with more than 3,500 employees working together to educate approximately 24,000 students at 43 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools and St. Patrick Adult & Continuing Education within Middlesex, Oxford, and Elgin counties, including the cities of London, St. Thomas, Strathroy, and Woodstock.

Applications are invited for the position of:
Supervisor of Purchasing
Full Time 

Association of Business Professionals (Non-Union Employee Group)
Salary Range $87,623 to $99,571 commensurate with experience

The London District Catholic School Board invites qualified Purchasing Professionals to apply for this exciting opportunity. Reporting to the Executive Manager – Business Services, the primary function of this position is to be responsible for day-to-day operation, supervision, and support of the Purchasing Department. The Supervisor will implement and manage the purchasing functions for the acquisition of goods and services, including overseeing development of procurement strategies, management of multi-year contracts and reporting.  In addition, provide advice and educate a wide variety of stakeholders including trustees, suppliers, and board employees.

Qualifications and Skills required:
  • Active Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation or other professional purchasing designation, public sector experience would be an asset.
  • College or University education in related field such as Supply Chain, Business Administration, Accounting.
  • Five years working experience related to school board or other public sector organization.
  • Comprehensive understanding of contract law, licensing requirements, insurance and bonding needs related to contract and competitive bidding.
  • Responsible for overseeing sourcing and procurement of goods and services and construction projects utilizing appropriate procurement methods with a clear understanding of Procurement Legislation and Trade Agreements. Ensuring a fair, equitable and transparent bid process adhering to the Ontario Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Code of Ethics.
  • Excellent communication & supervisory skills with a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with all staff and vendors.
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and planning skills with ability to manipulate data from multiple data sources.
  • Continued commitment to training in best practices in Public Procurement

Applications must include cover letter and resume, documented proof of qualification, and the names and contact information of three employment references, one of whom is your immediate supervisor, by 4:00 pm on April 4, 2023. 

The London District Catholic schools exist to provide an educational atmosphere which fosters and directs the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social growth of all our students to enable them to live and contribute as responsible Catholics in any society. Hiring a diverse workforce will best serve our students and promote an inclusive environment. The London District Catholic School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the requirement of qualified staff who reflect and support the diverse perspective and experiences and needs of our students and school communities. All hiring decisions will be fair, consistent, transparent, and made in accordance with applicable laws, including the Ontario Human Rights Code and the school board collective agreements.
The London District Catholic School Board is committed to providing accommodations. If you require accommodation to enable your participation in the interview & selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please advise the Board when contacted for an interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

V. Romeo, Director                                                                                                                L. Steel, Chair
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London, ON