Introducing the National Arts Centre
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada's bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams-the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety-and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located on the traditional, unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation.

At the National Arts Centre, we believe the performing arts are vital to the human experience. A house of dreams for the Canadian performing arts, we work with artists and arts organizations from across this land to revitalize our sector.

Curious to learn more? Read our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, The Journey Ahead.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Accessibility
We are on a journey, committed to ensuring that equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, anti-racism and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples will guide our actions.

The NAC welcomes applications from candidates who can help us meet our vision, and contribute to the diversity of lived experiences, perspectives, and approaches. When you join the NAC, you will be part of an inclusive community working hard to dismantle barriers to employees' well-being, access, potential, and success. The NAC actively seeks candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

Job Number: J0224-0256
Job Title: BUYER
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Accounting / Auditing / Finance
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: February 12, 2024
Closing Date: March 10, 2024
Salary: $61,200.00 - $76,500.00/Year
Language Requirement: Bilingual
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)
Job Reports To: Senior Manager, Contracts & Risk Assessment

Key Activities

As a Buyer at the National Art Centre (NAC), you will play a pivotal role in supporting the Senior Manager, Contracts & Risk Assessment, overseeing the organization's Procurement, Contract Management, and Insurance Risk Management program. The incumbent will support the competitive process for RFPs, RFQs from start to end. Working closely and collaboratively with the purchasing and finance teams, vendors and internal stakeholders to provide support in a of variety purchasing activities.
They will be responsible for facilitating the procure-to-pay process by preparing and issuing Purchase Orders and requisitions in strict accordance with the NAC's procurement policy.
Fluency in both French and English is essential for effective communication and collaboration. The successful candidate will bring experience with the Government of Canada's Tender Management System and a strong ability to facilitate the procure-to-pay process.
Key Responsibilities:
• Collaborate closely with the Senior Manager, Contracts & Risk Assessment to enhance and execute the Procurement, Contract Management, and Insurance Risk Management program.
• Provide technical and resource support to the Procurement team regarding procurement processes, policies, trade agreements and procurement strategies.
• Demonstrate proficiency in the Government of Canada's Tender Management System to effectively facilitate the public procurement processes.
• Purchase materials or other goods and coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services on behalf of the NAC.
• Prepare and review bid requests and proposal and estimate values according to knowledge of market price.
• Ensure compliance with applicable regulations governing public procurement practices.
• Cultivate positive relationships with vendors, suppliers, and contractors to optimize the procurement of goods and services.
• Maintain meticulous records of procurement activities, contracts, Purchase Orders and vendor communications.
• Generate regular reports for the Senior Manager regarding procurement performance and compliance.
• Receive and request insurance certificates on behalf of the NAC, ensuring compliance with contractual obligations and insurance requirements.
• Maintain accurate records of insurance certificates and communicate with vendors to fulfill insurance requirements.
• Perform various clerical tasks and assist in the day-to-day activities of the Procurement team

Skill Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
• Proven experience in procurement, with a focus on public procurement practices.
• Fluency in both French and English is mandatory.
• Experience with the Government of Canada's Tender Management System is an asset.
• Experience with Bonfire eProcurement system is an asset
• Experience with Excel and MS word is required
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
• Detail-oriented with a commitment to maintaining high standards of accuracy and compliance.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
• An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

As part of NAC's interview process, in-person interviews may be required. Please ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your résumé including your current email address.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Important Notice

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is committed to inclusive employee recruitment and selection. The NAC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the selection process, please inform us as soon as possible and we will make every effort to fulfill your accommodation request.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a true certified copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.