Procurement Advisor

Are you a strong communicator and negotiator? Destination Canada needs two self-starters to join the team as Procurement Advisors.

You have a combination of solid experience and an ability to juggle multiple projects in a busy, time sensitive environment. With Destination Canada, you will deliver the full range of procurement and contracting activities for assigned client groups. Collaborating with colleagues and clients, you will provide advice and recommendations, contributing to the development of procurement and contracting planning, policies and systems. 

Join members of a collaborative team as it markets Canada to the world. Your next career destination is just a click away.

Selection Process No: 2016-CTC-FIN-199-05 (indeterminate), 2016-CTC-FIN-518-02 (term until March 31, 2018)

Classification: PG-04

Tenure: One indeterminate (2016-CTC-FIN-199-05), one term until March 31, 2018 (2016-CTC-FIN-518-02)

Closing Date: August 8, 2016

Salary: $68,739 – $77,963 per year  

Organization: Destination Canada

Position Title: Procurement Advisor

Language Requirements: English essential, French is an asset.

Duties: Working under the leadership of the Manager, Procurement, the Procurement Advisor will deliver a broad range of procurement and contracting services throughout all phases of competitive bidding and contract negotiation for clients within the Destination Canada.  Duties will include providing advice and recommendations, developing strategies, scopes of work and evaluation criteria for competitive bids, negotiating agreements, contributing to procurement policies, procedures, preparing reports on the procurement function, training clients, and other projects as assigned.


Education: Successful completion of post-secondary education in law, business, contracting, purchasing/procurement or another specialty relevant to the position OR successful completion of secondary school coupled with significant related experience.

Occupational Certification: Enrolled in or have completed either PMAC (Purchasing Management Association of Canada) or APICS (The Association for Operations Management) designations or equivalent procurement/purchasing training.

Experience: When applying, the candidate must clearly demonstrate in writing how they meet the following experience criteria:

  • 4 years or more of related experience.
  • Recent experience in a procurement environment, with actual experience in negotiating contracts for services.
  • Procurement experience with an ERP system - JD Edwards, Oracle, SAP, People Soft, etc.
  • Experience in providing advice and recommendations on procurement and contracting issues and supplier management issues.
  • Experience working in, and providing specialized advice and procurement input to multi-functional project teams.


  • Knowledge of trends and developments in the contracting and procurement fields in the private and public sectors.
  • Knowledge of the law of contracts.
  • Knowledge of contract negotiation techniques and contract management practices.
  • Knowledge of contracting costing principles, cost benefit analysis, risk analysis, total cost of ownership, etc.
  • Knowledge of market research and analysis methods.
  • Knowledge of methods of consultation, mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and practices and how to implement and monitor these so that clients’ needs and the goals and objectives are met.
  • Knowledge of training techniques and practices.


  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.
  • Ability to resolve contracting and procurement issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under strict timelines.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Detail-oriented.

Personal Suitability: Effective interpersonal relationships; creativity; judgment; results-oriented; discretion; confidentiality; diplomacy; detail-oriented.

Security: A Reliability Status or a Security Clearance may be required.

Entitlement to work in Canada: You must certify in your application that you are legally entitled to work in Canada or have the ability to obtain the necessary approvals to work in Canada.  Destination Canada reserves the right to require that you provide proof of your legal entitlement to work in Canada at any time. Please note that Destination Canada will not be providing relocation assistance.

Note: You must be able to provide proof of your education credentials if requested.  When applying, candidates must clearly demonstrate in writing that they meet the above-mentioned education and experience criteria.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are asked to indicate their first official language as well as their preferred official language in their application.

This competition may be used to staff similar positions.


Send your resume and application in MS Word format or PDF format to hr [at] destinationcanada [dot] comPlease specify the competition number (2016-CTC-FIN-199-05 and/or 2016-CTC-FIN-518-02) in the subject line.

We thank all those interested for their time and care in submitting applications but regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the employer. 

No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note that Destination Canada’s pension and benefit plans are completely separate from the federal public service.  In general, candidates cannot transfer their pension and their service from the public service to Destination Canada.

Destination Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Destination Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the staffing official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.