Director, Procurement

Director, Procurement 

Faculty/Department: Business Services   

Employee Group: Administrative 

Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)  

Reference #: 19/A/70   

Hiring Range: $109,010 - $115,824

Payband: NN

Salary Range: $109,010 - $136,263

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019 (Screening may take place before application deadline)


Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Business Services, the Director, Procurement provides strategic and operational leadership for the procurement process at Sheridan. The Director will be a hands-on leader of the Procurement team and is responsible for developing long term supply chain strategies, managing all aspects of the procurement of goods and services for the institution, managing vendor contracts and vendor performance, and providing consultative services to all departments of the institution
Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Providing strategic leadership, operational management, guidance and support to the Procurement team and function, as well as to Sheridan departments, committees and employees with regards to policies, and issues and questions around bids and contracts;
  • Determining and influencing departments in supply chain strategies, determines and implements new processes, techniques and methodologies and seeks continuous improvements to processes;
  • Managing supply chain for $60+ million in operating and $25+ million capital budgets;
  • Leading the RFx process from inception to contract finalization for large scale, college wide, strategic procurements and overseeing the RFx processes of the buyers;
  • Providing consultation, advice, guidance and support to Sheridan employees, related to procurement of goods and services; Counsels on policy adherence;
  • Overseeing and managing the vendor evaluation process; Manages and documents vendor performance through written and verbal communication;
  • Maintaining a contract list outlining which contracts are in place and when they expire using the Bonfire contract management module;
  • Providing leadership, guidance and direction to Procurement team and optimizing performance of the function;
  • Providing advice and guidance in the development of financial processes; Operating within allocated resources;
  • Performing other initiatives, projects and activities as required.


The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Legal or other related field along with a minimum of 7 years of experience gained through procurement management positions, including experience with the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).
  • Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation granted (or actively in progress) or equivalent standing.  SCMP designation a significant asset.
  • Skilled research abilities to assist in the procurement of goods and services
  • Exceptional Negotiation skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of contract law
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, Excel in particular)
  • Provincial /Federal legislation related to Purchasing
  • Tender/RFP writing
  • Budget and financial acumen
  • Knowledge of on-line procurement systems (PeopleSoft Finance System, preferred)
  • Construction Procurement especially with CCDC documents and supplemental conditions would be an asset
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and supervisory/leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Strong analytical and complex problems solving skills
  • Interacts professionally (including discretion, diplomacy & tact) with internal & external stakeholders

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

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