academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Senior Buyer.
Procurement Services is an agent of Wilfrid Laurier University in the administration of procuring goods and services and contracts. The Senior Buyer is responsible for procuring products and services for the University and for sourcing projects that identify and bring to contract, suppliers that are strategic in nature and university wide in scope.
Communication and collaboration with both senior and junior staff is necessary both within the department and within the University as a whole. The position influences, convinces, directs and persuades University staff in support of their procurement requirements to ensure the University is receiving value for money while maintaining accountability to various procurement standards and regulations. Assignments vary and the Senior Buyer will be responsible for program areas including communications, negotiations, student initiatives, compliance and services. The Senior Buyer will be a highly skilled procurement professional and will exercise a great degree of independent judgment and analysis.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations. The regular hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.