Procurement Officer

Procurement Officer

PA2 Purchasing Agent 2


Department of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services

Procurement and Supply Chain

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39285

Salary(s):   PA2 $56,380.00 – $67,614.00 per year

Closing Date:   June 19, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to women, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

A detailed position description is available upon request.

The Procurement Officer is responsible for the economical and expeditious procurement of goods and services within assigned commodity lines for departments, agencies and programs of the Province of Manitoba. The work is technical in nature and often involves a high degree of complexity and the application of a variety of purchasing techniques with the aid of a computerized purchasing system.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.


  • Accreditation or certification towards a professional purchasing/materials designation management (Supply Chain Management Association [SCMP]), or equivalent combination of work experience or training may be considered.
  • Experience with the competitive procurement cycle, including: tendering, evaluation strategy, supplier selection, contract award and contract management.
  • Experience negotiating both internally and with suppliers and a demonstrated ability to apply a process to structured negotiations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective time management and demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Experience using the programs of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Reporting to the Manager, Category Management and in accordance with the Government Purchases Act and established policies and procedures, some of the Procurement Officer’s key responsibilities include but not limited to are:

  • Identify products/services through report analysis that may be conducive to consolidation and leveraging of volumes as well as reductions in processing costs.
  • Work with other public sector organizations and jurisdictions to establish purchasing partnerships whenever possible to achieve economies of scale and administrative efficiencies.
  • Review, analyze, and edit requisitions from user departments to ensure the adequacy of tender/purchase descriptions and that data related to specifications, delivery, inspection and special conditions where necessary, have been provided.
  • Research and develop specific short and long range objectives with a view to reducing overall costs and improving service to user departments for the goods and services assigned.
  • Visit user departments to discuss problem areas, explain and promote effective purchasing practices and answer questions in the interest of providing effective support.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39285

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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