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Sr. Procurement Specialist to provide strategic advice for developing a procurement approach and developing all procurement documents - 993

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Oct 03, 2022
Job End Date: Oct 06, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 123566
Location: Ottawa, Toronto
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Our valued client is currently seeking a Sr. Procurement Specialist to provide strategic advice for developing a procurement approach and developing all procurement documents.

1-year contract in Ottawa or Toronto (hybrid remote).

Job Description:
The Senior IT Procurement Consultant will work with the client and the procurement team to assimilate business requirements and provide strategic advice relating to developing a procurement approach as well as develop all procurement documents at the request of the client and Project Authority. They will be required to lead and assist the client through the entire RFP procurement process lifecycle, including any resulting negotiations and transition periods.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing advice and guidance and contributing to the development and refinement of the Statement of Requirements, evaluation methodology (including the mandatory and point rated requirements sections), the financial evaluation section, the Master Services Agreement or any other requirements for complex RFP’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s and any other associated solicitation documents; 
  • Leading and producing the required documentation for information, training and briefing sessions;
  • Conducting cost benefit analysis of alternatives (including life cycle costing analysis);
  • Participating in draft reviews, providing advice and guidance on best practices and recommended revisions;
  • Assisting and providing guidance on Supplier negotiations;
  • Overseeing the procurement aspects of the transition-out of the existing contract and transition-in of the new contract.

Must-Have Skills:
  • 5+ yrs experience as a Procurement Specialist leading large Public procurement RFPs for IT services (including SW, Services, Cloud)
  • Experience in vendor management, including management of third-party vendors, contract negotiation, evaluation of products or services from multiple vendors; and
  • Experience related to the end-to-end Procurement lifecycle.

Nice to Have Skills:
  • Certifications: Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP), ITIL Foundations, Quality methodologies - Lean / LSS / Six Sigma, Purchasing Management of Canada (PMAC), or Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)