Contribute to the optimal use of the University’s financial and material resources through effective management of the procurement process, while respecting the users’ requirements and obtaining the best value for the University. Perform and/or organize activities related to the procurement of commodities for the University community in accordance with the unit’s established policies and guidelines and the University’s purchasing regulations and procedures. Maintain good rapport with students and staff and the University community. Build strong relations by identifying needs and providing support in the delivery of services. Implement administrative procedures or systems that are moderately complex in support of the department/unit’s operations and to ensure that services meet or exceed established quality requirements. Act as advisor to unit members regarding policies and procedures.
Education & Experience
Three (3) years’ related experience
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities
Proven track record in food purchasing, institutional dining, seasonal and sustainable food practices. Knowledge about sustainable food issues and Quebec agriculture. Ability to conduct research in sustainable purchasing, to implement best practices and to stay aware of efforts made by various institutions in the Montreal region. Ability to work with students and professors to build capacity for academic involvement in the development of sustainable purchasing standards and initiatives. Must be able to develop strong interpersonal relationships with stakeholders. Ability to develop feedback mechanisms to incorporate evaluations of the system throughout the food supply chain. Must be able to work independently and within a group context and to manage/develop multiple projects concurrently. Strong computing skills including internet research and Microsoft Office. Access to transportation.
Languages: English (written and spoken), French (written and spoken).
How to Apply
Please see official posting at http://www.mcgill.ca/hr/opportunities/term/
McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.