Buyer (487) Materials and Procurement

Buyer (487)

Materials and Procurement



Requisition ID: 487

Number of Vacancies: 1.00

Department: Materials And Procurement (20000009) - Purchasing & Sales (30000278)

Salary Information:  $64,082.20  -  $90,818.00 (Actual salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications)

Pay Scale Group:  7SA - 8SA

Employment Type:  Regular

Weekly Hours:  35, Off Days:  Saturday/Sunday   Shift:  Day

Posted On:  March 14, 2019

Last Day to Apply:  June 30, 2019

Reports to: Category Management Lead


The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

General Accountability

Conducts activities associated with the procurement of specific goods/services at the lowest possible price, consistent with the specified quality in the required time; performs procurement activities according to TTC policies, departmental procedures/guidelines, industry practice and professional standards.

Key Job Functions

  • Adherence to the TTC’s Corporate Procurement Policy and procedures and monitor/enforce compliance by end users
  • Liaise with internal client departments, vendors, other transit organizations, attend trade shows, etc.

keeping up-to-date with advancing technologies, industry standards and best business practices as it relates to procurement and the specific commodity

  • Maintain familiarity of Buyer specific commodity in order to process requirements effectively and efficiently
  • Monitor and manage vendor performance of assigned vendors (i.e. meeting contract obligations such as ensure on-time delivery, quality issues, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain lists of qualified bidders for goods and services
  • Prepare and obtain competitive formal and informal Bids for goods and services, evaluation of commercial submissions and recommendations for contract awards
  • Develop evaluation criteria and appropriate weighting in conjunction with client departments for use in the evaluation of proposals
  • Prepare and issue contract documents for the procurement of goods and services, standard letters, purchase orders, procurement tender/proposal documents, and Commercial Analysis and Board Reports
  • Review the client’s scope of work, specifications and requirements to ensure that prerequisites have been provided (e.g., budget/project approval, estimate, schedule, technical details, etc.)
  • Negotiate or chair negotiations to establish acceptable pricing/terms for changes/claims with vendors
  • Locate and develop alternative sources of supply for goods and services, particularly for sole source items to increase competition and reduce costs of goods/service purchased
  • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC's commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders,

the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC's policies ·     Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program


  • Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals    
  • Apply analytical skills
  • Communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Audit systems, processes, and products
  • Use office technology, software and applications

Education and Experience

Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a relevant experience or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of; contract and tendering law, purchasing, sales (of surplus assets, scrap material, etc.), contract administration principles, the procurement process and related tender/proposal evaluation and award activities as well as experience preparing related documentation
  • Experience in using techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts; and knowledge of sources of supply, current prices for goods/services and related market trends
  • Knowledge of freight and customs services related to procurement; and familiarity with materials management practices and large computer-based materials management systems
  • Must be proficient in the use of a PC and software/applications related to the work (Microsoft Excel and Word, and materials management software such as IFS, SAP, Oracle, BPCS, MAPICS or other similar ERP software)
  • Must have or rapidly acquire sound knowledge of relevant TTC Policies
  • Must have well-developed organizational, administrative, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, and presentation skills
  • Sound judgement and highly developed reading comprehension and written communication skills are essential
  • Accreditation as a Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), or similar designation, considered an asset
  • Valid non-probationary Class “G” driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for visits to vendors and TTC properties



We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources - Employment Services at (416) 3934570.

The TTC’s Employment Policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.