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Date Posted: Apr 03, 2024

Job Description

The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) is the fourth largest school board in Ontario and a major employer in one of Canada’s fastest growing regions. Our inclusive and diverse board serves 83,000 students and employs nearly 12,000 staff across the City of London, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Counties, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Munsee-Delaware Nation and Oneida Nation of the Thames. We offer competitive benefits including a pension program and comprehensive mental health and well-being support. Best of all, every role at TVDSB directly supports the success of children and families in YOUR community. Join TVDSB to build each student's tomorrow, every day! 

SALARY RANGE: $63,172 - $83,542
HIRING RANGE: $63,172 - $80,628
DATE OF VACANCY: 2024 June 3

The Buyer provides leadership to the TVDSB in the procurement of commodities and services, assists in the development and execution of policies and procedures. The Buyer provides exceptional customer service to staff /outside agencies. The Buyer provides direction to the Purchasing Assistants, Purchasing Services.

  • Manage tendering activities for commodities as assigned; issue new/renew tenders, Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotes (RFQ) and service agreements; work with committees to evaluate and award; renew as required (yearly); respond to all tender related inquiries
  • Provide customer service to school/TVDSB staff, including who should place orders and how to place orders, product inquiries, return inquiries, expediting, training, etc.
  • Provide customer service to vendors, including Purchase Order (PO) issues/pricing, missing information, tender questions, etc.
  • Review, analyze and process purchase requisitions, investigate vendor issues as required, provide advice to schools and administrator as to how to fulfil requests
  • Research existing and new commodities/products/services

  • Proficient in computer applications such as Outlook 365, MS Office Suite, etc. inclusive of data analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with effective communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced knowledge of supply chain practices and principles
  • Ability to manage and lead projects and actively participate on committees
  • Ability to present to small and large groups

  • Completion of a two (2) year post-secondary program in Purchasing, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Three (3) years of related purchasing work experience is required
  • Certified Supply Chain Management Professional Designation (CSCMP) an asset

First consideration will be given to permanent members of The Association of Administrative, Professional and Support Personnel (AAPSP).

The recruitment process requires a criminal background check for work with vulnerable persons.

Please note it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is received by Human Resources on or before the deadline date.

If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas or degrees assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job. The Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada is a membership organization that offers fair and credible academic credential assessment services in Canada. (NOTE: This is different from translating credentials into English).

The Thames Valley District School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment of qualified staff who reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and school communities. The Thames Valley District School Board seeks to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free and will provide accommodations to applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please inform the Human Resources team member indicated below of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you require.

Please use the "APPLY FOR THIS POSITION" link below to submit your electronic application.  Only applications submitted using this link will be considered.

S. Perreault, Acting Staffing Specialist, Human Resources

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