Senior Sourcing Specialist

Requisition ID 530 - Posted 03/11/2019 - Materials And Procurement (20000009) - Purchasing & Sales (30000278) - Job Opportunity

Requisition ID: 530 
Number of Vacancies: 2 
Department: Materials And Procurement (20000009) - Purchasing & Sales (30000278) 
Salary Information:  $81,608.80  -  $102,029.20 (Under Review)
Pay Scale Group:  9SA
Employment Type:  Regular
Weekly Hours:  35, Off Days:  Saturday/Sunday   Shift:  Day
Posted On:  March 6, 2019
Last Day to Apply:  March 15, 2019
Reports to: Director, Category Procurement 


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

Procurement of complex categories of spend, including high value and hard-to-source products and services.  Implements initiatives to apply industry best practices in their category portfolio.  Sources, assesses/analyzes, selects suppliers, and continually drives relationships and supports contract management while collaboratively working with internal stakeholders and external vendors.

Key Job Functions

  • Liaise with user departments, vendors, public sector entities and other transit organizations to provide guidance and advice regarding commercial, financial and contractual matters
  • Evaluate procurement requirements, issue formal and informal tenders/proposals for goods and services, addenda, evaluate bid responses based on qualitative and quantitative criteria and, write recommendation reports
  • Provide guidance to various end-user departments regarding commercial, financial and contractual matters
  • Review the validity of procurement requirements considering knowledge of the professions, trades, markets, TTC policy and procedures
  • Assist with reviewing and redesigning category procurement strategies as required
  • Conduct key negotiations with vendors
  • Propose and assist with implementing cost reduction strategies
  • Assist with recommending sourcing opportunities for short-term and long-term
  • Analyze current vendor expenditures and landscape/market for assigned categories/sub-categories of spend
  • Enhance service, quality, cost, lead time, value and risk by driving strategic supplier selection
  • Continually improve the supply base structure and develop alternate sources of supply to leverage TTC spend and while ensuring goods/services are made available within schedule
  • Monitor and improve metrics to drive supplier performance, risk assessment savings and development initiatives for overall spend categories
  • Pursue improved service levels and total cost of ownership savings, developing and maintaining lists of qualified bidders for goods and services
  • 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
  • Use office technology, software and applications
  • Understand and apply administrative policies, processes, and procedures


Education and Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a relevant discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent
  • Professional purchasing accreditation or active enrolment with a professional body working towards certification considered an asset
  • Experience working in public sector procurement is considered an asset
  • Experience in the procurement of Information Technology software, services and systems is considered an asset


Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales, Category Management, contract administration principles, the procurement process and related tender/proposal evaluation and award activities
  • Sound knowledge of leading supply management/strategic sourcing practices; contract and tendering law; techniques for negotiating and expediting goods/services contracts; and knowledge of and ability to prepare commercial contract documents
  • Knowledge of sources of supply, current prices for goods/services and related market trends; commodities and future markets; information technology, materials management; and of applicable customs charges and sales taxes
  • Computer literate (excel, word) with working knowledge of relevant computer based materials management systems
  • Well-developed organizational, administrative, interpersonal, problem solving, and presentation skills
  • Highly developed reading comprehension and written communication skills are essential
  • Valid non-probationary class "G” driver's license and a personal vehicle for use to visit vendors and TTC properties
  • Must have or acquire knowledge of the Material and Procurement Department's specific processes combined with the TTC’s organizational structure, policies and procedures applicable to the work performed


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) 393-4570.

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.