Invites applications for the position of:


Exempt Level 5 - $62,088 - $79,812

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Purchasing Services Manager, the Junior Purchasing Analyst will assist the Senior Purchasing Analyst to prepare, coordinate, and execute procurement activities for the Board in accordance with the Board’s purchasing policies, guidelines and procedures.

In addition, the Junior Purchasing Analyst will be responsible for contract management and supporting schools with their daily purchasing needs to improve efficiencies and identify cost saving opportunities.

Major Responsibilities:

Conducting competitive bid processes involving: creating, preparing and releasing competitive bid documents; evaluating bids; awarding contracts based on evaluation criteria and negotiating low-risk/low-value contracts;

Acting as the designated customer service resource within the department to help schools with their procurement needs and questions;

Processing School Enhancement Requests and achieving cost savings by helping schools source best value products/services;

Tracking bids and contracts in the Board’s electronic tendering system and proactively engaging Business Department functional leads in advance of contract expiry;

Maintaining current vendor insurance certificates;

Analyze and interpret data from various sources and produce detailed reports as well as identify opportunities to improve efficiency related to purchasing activities;

Supporting Senior Purchasing Analysts in preparation of high profile procurement projects with primary focus on school renewal projects; and

Coordinating vendor performance management activities in accordance with the Board’s vendor performance management program and supporting business clients with vendor issues.

Qualifications and Experience:

College diploma in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, Accounting, Supply Chain or equivalent)

Minimum 2 years related work experience which would include sourcing and contracting in School Board or Broader Public Sector

Attainment of or working towards the completion of the Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA) Public Purchasing Certificate Program or provincial procurement certificate program or supply chain management program.

Skills and Competencies:

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of public procurement and contract administration; knowledge of trade agreements (CFTA and CETA) and other related legislation

Excellent communications skills (verbal and written)

Strong customer service and problem solving skills

Sound research, analytical, problem-solving and negotiating skills

Advanced computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Office and knowledge of SAP and eProcurement tools (e.g. Bids & Tenders)

Knowledge and understanding of School Board operations an asset

Interested applicants may apply until the close of business on September 17, 2021.

Thank you for taking the time to apply for this position. We appreciate your interest in the York Catholic District School Board, however, only applicants selected to continue to the interview process will be contacted by Human Resources.

Commitment to Equity

YCDSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment of diversity and employment equity and is dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.

We are proud to have built a culture that thrives on idea-sharing and collaboration, always finding ways to continue to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive work environment. We are committed to being an equitable employer, providing an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, including but not limited to, women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities, Indigenous persons, and ethnic visible minorities.


The Board is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive workplace.. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.

Vulnerable Sector Screening

As a condition of employment with the York Catholic District School Board, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory "Vulnerable Sector Screening" prior to the commencement of any employment duties.

Mission Statement

Guided by Gospel Values and Catholic Virtues, in partnership with home and Church, we educate and inspire all students to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment.

Vision Statement

Our students will become creative and critical thinkers who integrate Catholic Values into their daily lives, as socially responsible global citizens.

Catholic Education Centre

320 Bloomington Road West, Aurora, Ontario L4G 0M1 - (905) 713-1211

Dominic Mazzotta Domenic Scuglia

Chair of the Board Director of Education

Job Category:
Management & Professionals
York Catholic District School Board
Posting Date:
8/16/2021 7:50:11 AM
Multiple cities, Ontario