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Procurement Specialist I

Contract, Procurement & Supply
Alberta Health Services
ALB00076087 Requisition #
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As a Procurement Specialist I, you will be responsible for performing purchasing functions consistent with established policies and practices while utilizing your excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff and external vendors. You will be responsible for the acquisition and procurement of routinely purchased supplies, equipment and services within assigned work groups. Your other responsibilities may include researching and collating information, preparing requests for quotations, and issuing purchase orders using pre-set templates and established rules.

  • Classification: Procurement Specialist I
  • Union: AUPE GSS
  • Department: CPSM Provincial Purchasing01
  • Primary Location: East Lake Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 13-DEC-2018
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 04-MAR-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 27-MAR-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $27.18
  • Maximum Salary: $30.34
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Formal Education: Completion of related post-secondary education and Supply Chain Management courses is required. Experience: Intermediate understanding of purchasing fundamentals. A minimum of three years of purchasing experience is required. Proficiency with MS office applications required. Keyboarding skills with minimum of 30wpm required. Ability to communicate in English clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, with all levels of staff, management, and vendors is required. Effective organizational skills, ability to prioritize, accuracy and attention to detail. Oracle or other ERP system experience is required. Good understanding of Supplier Relationship Management principles. Client focused and ability to work effectively in a team environment. Basic understanding of contract language and legal terminology. Must be a self-starter; demonstrate initiative and be able to action assigned tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional Membership(s): Relevant designations pertaining to business and/or supply chain management preferred. Healthcare and/or Public Purchasing/supply chain experience is an asset. Client focused and ability to work effectively in a team environment. A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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