Procurement Advisor

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Job ID: J0823-0507
Directorate: Finance and Procurement
Classification: SEN-07
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 70327/Year
Maximum Salary: 88985/Year
Closing Date: October 29, 2023

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country’s democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation’s diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is provided full and equal opportunity and access to employment, development and advancement. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

Under the direction of the Manager of Procurement, the Procurement Advisor is accountable for the procurement of various types of goods and services.

Goods/Services purchased by the Senate includes consulting and professional services, audits, printing, equipment, stationery, consumable goods, furniture and furnishings in the support of Senate operations.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) permanent (full-time) position in the Finance and Procurement Directorate.

This selection process may be used to staff determinate or indeterminate positions at the same level with similar requirements.

We encourage individuals from underrepresented and minority groups to apply.


• Successful completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma in Business Administration or in a field related to the position;
• At least two (2) years’ experience performing procurement activities;
• Courses towards Procurement Certification would be an asset;
• Experience in contracting for a variety of goods and services requirements such as preparing solicitations, documents and evaluating bids and awarding contracts;
• Experience with an integrated system for finance and material management;
• Experience in providing advice and assistance to clients on contracting procedures and related policies, and procurement practices and regulations;
• Experience in reviewing contracts to ensure that appropriate terms and conditions are met;
• Ability to plan, manage and prioritize workload, to evaluate and analyze client requests and make timely recommendations;
• Ability to work under pressure;
• Analytical skills;
• Good working knowledge of business laws and practices, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures;
• Knowledge of trends and industry best practices to procure the most appropriate and cost-effective products/services;
• Knowledge of the method and techniques of cost benefit analysis and risk analysis to identify alternate approaches to procurement and contracting and determine strategies that present added value, result in economies of scale or result in maximizing the effectiveness of the procurement dollars.

Linguistic Requirements



Action management
Teamwork and cooperation

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

Please save a copy of the notice of job opportunity. Once the closing date has passed, these documents will no longer be available.

Relocation and travel expenses incurred during this process are the applicant's responsibility.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.