Buyer (MT0521, FIN1B, GR2)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Summary:

Carry out the University’s procurement of material, equipment and services as required to fulfill the business needs of Information Technology Services (ITS) in compliance with the University’s Procurement Policy and the Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies, C-65.1.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Under the mentoring of the Lead Buyer assigned to the procurement activities of Information Technology Services, is responsible to carry out the procurement process for the assigned spend category with a strong emphasis on quality and cost efficiency;
  • Perform front-end procurement activities, including Request for Quotation (RFQ’s), Call for Tenders (CFT’s), Notices of Request for Interest (NORFI), and Notices of Intent (NOI) in collaboration with ITS;
  • Perform back-end procurement activities, including appropriate reporting of public opening of tenders, contract awards, contract amendments;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies and, in particular, that the principles of integrity, equity, accountability and sustainability are respected throughout the procurement process;
  • Represent the unit at internal and/or external meetings. 



Three (3) years' related experience 

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Three (3+) years’ experience as a procurement professional with an emphasis on client service, public tendering, tender evaluation, and negotiations, preferred. Must be familiar with procurement best practices and have sound judgment and business sense. Must be resourceful and autonomous, with a strong degree of professionalism. Must have effective time management skills and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with attention to detail. Must be a strong communicator and a team player. Must have experience with common business software. Understanding of University culture, policies and procedures is highly desirable. Knowledge of the applicable public procurement law (An Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies and its Regulations) is considered an asset. Attestation Secrétaire de comités de sélection, issued by the Quebec Treasury Board, is considered an asset as well, and will be required short term after assuming the position. Must be fluently bilingual (English and French) both spoken and written, with emphasis on strong English language skills.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Financial Services at hr.finserve [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is December 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Financial Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Financial Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 02) $42,000 - $52,500 (midpoint) - $63,000
One (1) year, with possibility of extension
Reporting to: 
Lead Buyer
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