Procurement Officer


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

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: 2015-CTC-FIN-509

Classification: PG-03

Tenure: Indeterminate

Closing Date: December 13, 2015

Salary: $57, 935 - $65, 692 per year

Organization: Destination Canada

Position Title: Procurement Officer

Language Requirements: English essential

Duties: Reporting to the Manager, Procurement, delivers procurement and contracting services for clients within Destination Canada.



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

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

  • 2 years of experience in the procurement of services in the last 3 years
  • Experience in implementing procurement contracts
  • Procurement experience with an ERP system - JD Edwards, Oracle, SAP, People Soft, etc.
  • Experience in resolving contracting issues and supplier management issues
  • Experience in servicing other business units as internal customers to Procurement.

Knowledge :

  • Knowledge of the generally acceptable financial and administrative policies and practices
  • 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 contracting techniques and contract management practices
  • Knowledge of contracting costing principles, cost benefit analysis, risk analysis
  • Knowledge of market research and analysis methods
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and practices of consultation, negotiation and mediation
  • 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
  • Ability to establish 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 application to:
Destination Canada.

If your skills and experience are a match for the above, please email your resume in MS Word format or PDF file to hr [at] destinationcanada [dot] com.   Please specify the competition number
(2015-CTC-FIN-509) 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.