MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Available opportunities are listed below.

Senior Advisor, Procurement and Contracts
Expense, Procurement and Contract Services (2 positions)

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.

Please note that this posting will be used to fill one full-time continuing and one 12-month full-time term role.

The Department of Expense, Procurement and Contract Services is currently hiring two Senior Advisors. The Senior Advisor, Procurement and Contracts is responsible for the development and execution of procurement and contracting related strategies and processes to meet the widely varying needs of the stakeholders across the university. This position advises on and seeks opportunities to leverage purchases to achieve the best overall value for university expenditures on goods and services while adhering to legislative and policy requirements for public procurement. Responsibilities include facilitation of competitive bidding processes including; bid document development, bid solicitation and evaluation, contract negotiation, contract document development and advisory services to MacEwan contract sponsors/owners regarding establishing key performance indicators for measuring supplier/contractor performance.

Proven ability to work with confidential matters and to use discretion at all times
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives and operate in a service-oriented and client-centered environment
Strong time-management skills
Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
Strong conflict management and team facilitation skills to achieve consensus
Demonstrated ability to build strong and positive relationships, within the team and across the university within multi-disciplinary constituent groups
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities
High level skill in using computers including experience with standard business applications including; Microsoft Office, e-mail, Google suite, etc.
Experience in developing business processes and facilitation of process improvement initiatives
Interact with other within the team demonstrating a focus on integrity, accountability, and respect

Position Requirements
Minimum of 10 years related experience in Purchasing/Supply Management is required, preferably within the public sector.
Minimum of 5 years organizational subject matter advisory experience is desirable.

Formal training in Business (contract law), supply management and/or or procurement in public sector environment is desirable. A Supply Chain Management Professional designation (SCMP) or equivalent designation in public procurement is desirable.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

• Competitive base pay
• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note; initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing, Full-Time Non-Recurring Term
Salary MSA Band F $59,514 to $73,728 per annum
Closing Date November 18, 2019
Competition No. 19.11.181

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