Senior Contract and Procurement Advisor

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Job Description

As Senior Contract and Procurement Advisor, you will:

· Advise OAG employees on contracting and procurement matters, ensuring compliance with applicable policies and regulatory requirements

· Develop, implement, apply and continually improve contracting and procurement policies, procedures, processes and service standards

· Review requisitions for goods, services and software and recommend appropriate procurement strategy for processing acquisitions based on subject matter expertise

· Develop draft procurement and contract documents of varying complexity as appropriate to ensure the OAG obtains value for money and business requirements are met

· Oversee and administer the bidding process by taking appropriate measures to promote fairness, openness and transparency

· Conduct analyses to identify risks, unusual items or other matters of interest on purchasing and contracting activities

Job Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:


A post-secondary degree/diploma from a recognized university or community college or an acceptable combination of education training and/or experience. 


  • Recent* and significant** experience providing advice and support to clients at all levels (including senior management) on contracting and procurement matters of varying complexity

  • Recent* and significant** experience in preparing and reviewing contractual and procurement documents for tendering, evaluation and selection of suppliers
  • Recent* and significant** experience in resolving contracting and procurement issues
  • Recent* and extensive*** experience utilizing computerized financial systems
  • Recent* and extensive*** experience in managing competing deadlines and priorities

*Recent experience is defined as experience gained within the last 5 years.

**Significant experience is defined as a minimum of 3 years

***Extensive experience is defined as a minimum of 5 years

Asset Qualifications:

Completion of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program accredited by the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative, BBB/BBB

This is a bilingual imperative appointment process, which means that a person must meet the language requirements at the time of appointment. If required, HR will arrange for second language testing as part of the selection process in order to ensure candidates receive priority treatment for testing dates. Candidates will be entitled to take OL tests once during this competitive process. *IMPORTANT NOTE: Only PSC Second Language Evaluations (SLE) and results of the Public Service Commission (PSC) will be recognized as valid.

Competencies that may be evaluated through a written exercise, structured interview and/or reference check verifications:

Integrity and respect
Exemplifies ethical practices, professionalism, and personal integrity; creates respectful and trusting work environments where sound advice is valued. Encourages the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives while fostering collegiality. Is self-aware and seeks out opportunities for personal growth.

Technical subject matter expertise
Applies business knowledge and skills, knowledge of applicable professional standards and tools, and knowledge of administrative practices, legislation, and policies to provide practical and accurate advice to stakeholders and to uphold our oranization's expert standing.

Personal effectiveness and project management skills
Independently establishes a course of action for themselves—and for others, at more senior levels—to accomplish projects and organizational objectives by prioritizing and allocating time and resources effectively.

Personal and people development skills
Engages with colleagues; builds mutual understanding of shared goals and the means by which they will be achieved; offers and asks for help; gives and receives constructive feedback; and actively coaches and develops others.

Strategic thinking, rigorous analysis, and sound judgement
Identifies and gathers relevant evidence, conducts appropriate analysis, and draws on broad knowledge and experience of the topic to form an independent, balanced, and sound opinion and/or decision.

Productive and collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders
Effectively establishes rapport and strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and OAG colleagues by being responsive and taking into account others’ perspectives and working styles.

Innovation and ability to guide change
Creates an environment that supports bold thinking, experimentation, and intelligent risk-taking. Uses setbacks as a valuable source of insight and learning. Takes change in stride, aligning and adjusting milestones and targets to maintain forward momentum.

Clear and influential communication
Expresses information and opinions, in writing and verbally, in a way that is compelling, persuasive and, appropriate to the audience.



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