Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Procurement & Facilities, the role of the Procurement Specialist includes but not limited to identifying competitive sources, prepare/issue procurement documents, review proponents’ lists, evaluate proposals, negotiate contract terms and award. The Procurement Specialist will manage sourcing all purchases and maintain effective systems to support procurement of various types of goods and services for the Central West LHIN.This role will work closely with the manager and internal stakeholders from various departments to develop procurement strategies, advise and manage procurement processes that ensure compliance with the Ontario Public Sector Procurement (OPS) Directives and internal policies; develop and maintain procurement databases/materials management system to manage purchases and agreements, liaise with other provincial and LHIN procurement groups, negotiate contracts and identify areas for cost savings and continually manage internal and external stakeholder relationships to achieve goals.QUALIFICATIONS:Undergraduate degree in business/commerce or undergraduate degree with supporting courses in business/commerce; specialization or post graduate degree in supply chain management or procurement preferred3 -6 years in a strategic sourcing and supplier management role, specializing corporate sourcing/ procurement and OPS Procurement Directives Knowledge of advanced procurement, purchasing concepts and quality management principles; of or certification in Procurement/Supply Chain Management; or Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) certification program or equivalentAbility to work in a complex, fast-paced environmentStrong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with all levels of managementAbility to proactively identify opportunities, make recommendations and quickly implement solutionsKnowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, Teamwork, initiative/self-management and accountability and flexibility/adaptabilityExcellent written and verbal communications skillsExcellent problem solving and project delivery skillsBilingualism (English/French) would be an asset.Mileage will be reimbursed as per the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Policy and will be based on the designated normal place of work as established by the Department Manager.Please note the primary assigned location for mileage purposes is 199 County Court Blvd. in BramptonWho We Are:A mosaic of geographic and cultural diversity and home to over 922,000 local residents, the Central West LHIN plans, integrates, funds and monitors the local health care system for the regions of Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin, Malton, North Etobicoke and West Woodbridge. Through the recently passed Patients First Act, LHINs are also now responsible for the delivery of home and community care services and primary care planning, resulting in a better experience for both patients and those who care for them.Employees at the Central West LHIN enjoy a competitive compensation package, which includes a comprehensive benefit plan. We are committed to creating a work environment that fosters continuous learning at all levels of our organization, including ongoing internal learning opportunities, formal training events and conferences.How to Apply:If you are career minded and an ambitious person seeking a chance to be part of a team that’s truly making a difference in the lives of others, please apply on-line at http://lhinjobs.ca/.We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.We are governed by the requirements of the French Language Services Act and, therefore, encourage applications from bilingual candidates. Posting available in French upon request.