Corporate Buyer, Regular Full-Time

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Job Title:
Corporate Buyer, Regular Full-Time
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Financial Services
British Whig Building (Hybrid)
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Full Time
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Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
$29.39 - $36.64/Hour
Date Posted:
February 9, 2024
Closing Date:
February 28, 2024

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQIA+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

*** Note: Pay Range is based on 2023 Rates of Pay***

The Corporate Buyer provides purchasing support and expertise to City of Kingston staff for the purchase of materials, services and equipment.

Plan and schedule work in conjunction with the direction provided by the Purchasing Manager and in accordance with the purchasing requirements and priorities of the corporation

Support departments and divisions in the administration of procurement activities including the development of specifications, evaluation of submissions and application of corporate policy, procedures and trade treaty requirements

Responsible for the review of City procurement documents, where required (Tenders, Request for Proposals, Request for Information) and for the preparation of procurement documents with respect to standing purchase orders

Provide corporate support for FMS purchasing system queries including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, queries, and reports

Provide back-up to City purchasing agents

Support the procurement card program; Process applications and issue corporate credit cards, maintain and update cardholder listing, audit credit card statements to ensure compliance with policy and procedures, and report non-compliance issues to Manager, Purchasing

Manage the distribution of all procurement documents and addenda, including public advertising of procurement opportunities where required

Ensure proper approvals have been obtained, and that proper purchasing procedures/policies have been followed

Assist with administration of standing purchase orders, vendor pre-qualifications and roster development

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

2 year diploma in materials management or a business related program

Two (2) years’ experience in purchasing, preferably in a public or municipal sector organization

Preference given to members of a professional purchasing association working towards a designation (e.g. the Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA)

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Proficient in various Microsoft Office programs

Excellent computer skills

Excellent communication, negotiating and organizational skills are essential

Must be willing to upgrade experience with on-going educational seminars and courses as deemed necessary by the Manager, Purchasing

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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