Procurement Officer

Procurement Officer

PA2 Purchasing Agent 2


Department of Central Services

Corporate and Specialty Categories, Procurement and Supply Chain

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36837

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

Closing Date:   November 23, 2020

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, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions in Winnipeg and other locations across Manitoba and will remain in effect for 12 months. This competition may be used to appoint successful candidate(s) to current and future regular, term or acting status appointments subject to staffing approval.

The selection board will rely only on information provided in the Application Form and resumé to select candidates invited for further assessment. Once you have completed the application form, save it to your computer and email or fax the form, along with your resumé, to the contact information listed in the “Apply To” section below.

If you are looking for a rewarding and exciting career, this is a great opportunity to join our team. We have a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health, health spending, dental, vision, long term disability, supportive employment, maternity and parental leave, a defined pension plan, relocation costs as applicable, training, educational support and career development opportunities, among others. To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form. See below for further instructions.

Conditions of Employment:

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


  • Completion of post-secondary education in Supply Chain Management or a related field. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with the competitive procurement cycle, including: tendering, evaluation strategy, supplier selection, contract award and contract management.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel.


  • Experience negotiating internally and with suppliers and demonstrating the ability to apply a process to structured negotiations.
  • Experience with SAP within the procurement and/or financial modules.

To apply for this competition candidates must submit an APPLICATION FORM and RESUME.

Click here to access the application form

Screening for this competition will be based ONLY on information provided in the Application Form and Resumé. Candidates are encouraged to apply via email to, or via alternate method to the contact information noted below. 


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. The Procurement Officer has the ultimate authority to award contracts on behalf of the client department, independent of the client.  

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form and a resume.  Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in the form and resume to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment.  Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36837

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382


A detailed position description is available upon request.

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 and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. 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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