Procurement

Our Winchesters team has extensive experience recruiting in both indirect and direct procurement across Canada. Whether you are seeking a role as a Buyer, Procurement Specialist, Contracts Manager, Head of Procurement, or Strategic Sourcing Director, our team can help you  find your next career opportunity!

The Winchesters Team will help you find your next opportunity, whether you are looking to fill permanent, short-term, or project-based positions.

Below are current procurement opportunities available through Winchesters. We also have exciting career opportunities related to finance, tax, and audit, so please check our website regularly for new opportunities! To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Category Manager
Financial Services (2-Year Contract)
$70 To $80 Per Hour
Toronto/Remote

Posted on October 12, 2021.

We’re looking for an experienced strategic sourcing professional with experience sourcing for Financial Services organizations. 

Our client is a consultancy group that provides its services to financial institutions and they’re looking to hire a Category Manager to join their team on a 2 year contract. 

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • The ability to deliver end-to-end strategic sourcing services
  • Strong procurement experience, ideally in market data category
  • Extensive work experience in the financial services industry within Canada 
  • Superb internal stakeholder skills

Interested applicants should contact Paul Young (paul@winchesters.ca) ASAP with their cover letter and resume. For more contract roles in procurement, follow us on winchesters.ca and LinkedIn.

Category Lead (3-4 Month Contract)
$35 – $45 per hour
Toronto/Remote

Posted on October 12, 2021.

Our client is an extremely well-known Canadian brand in large-scale manufacturing looking to hire a Category Lead on a 3-4 month contract. This is a hybrid role with a mix of working from home and in the company’s downtown Toronto office.

The Category Lead will provide resources to support our client’s procurement team. We’re looking to hire someone ASAP. 

As the Category Lead, you will:

  • Develop RFQs
  • Interact with suppliers
  • Troubleshoot day-to-day issues
  • Ensuring punctual supply of goods and services for manufacturing
  • Calculate and analyze costs

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3 years of procurement experience, ideally in manufacturing
  • Good attention to detail
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment

Interested applicants should contact Paul Young (paul@winchesters.ca) ASAP with their cover letter and resume. For more contract roles in procurement, follow us on winchesters.ca and LinkedIn.

Manager of Risk and Governance
Toronto, ON/Remote
$110,000 to $115,000 (plus great benefits, bonus)

Posted on September 24, 2021.

We are looking to hire an experienced full-time Manager of Risk and Governance for our client, who is a large financial services organization. The Manager will oversee the company’s contracts and policies, completing regular SOC reports. 

This is a new role with lucrative potential for career growth.

As a Manager, you will enjoy benefits such as: 

  • Competitive benefits
  • Excellent salary and bonuses
  • A chance to work for a large financial services company in Canada
  • An opportunity to manage a new department in the company’s risk and governance space

As an ideal candidate, you will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in vendor-risk governance experience
  • A background in financial services
  • Experience with completing SOC reports is a must

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Neil Drew (neil@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.

Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
Downtown Toronto, ON/Remote
$120,000 to $135,000 (plus benefits)

Posted on September 24, 2021.

Our client is an extremely well-known Canadian brand involved in large-scale manufacturing. They are looking to hire a full-time Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager for their team. As a Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will:

  • Manage a small team of category managers between various goods and services, primarily plastics, injection molding, resins, and corrugates
  • Develop co-manufacturing agreements
  • Manage day-to-day operations 
  • Transform vendor base to local vendors to reduce supply chain issues

What They Offer

This is a chance to work for a company that is well-known across the country. As a Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will also enjoy: 

  • An integral leadership role for a small team
  • Competitive salary
  • Amazing benefits 

As An Ideal Candidate, You Will Have:

  • Minimum 6 years of purchasing experience in the manufacturing industry with ideal experience in plastics, resins, corrugates
  • Experience with organizing co-manufacturing agreements in North America and/or South America
  • Strong leadership skills

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Neil Drew (neil@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.

Strategic Sourcing Manager (3 Vacancies)
$100,000 to $120,000 (plus bonus, benefits)
Toronto/Waterloo/Remote

Posted on September 24, 2021.

Our client is a global financial service company with offices across Canada. Their procurement team is looking for experienced Strategic Sourcing Managers to join their growing team. The Strategic Sourcing Managers will lead project teams, handling categories and processes related to IT, marketing, professional services, group benefits, market data, or investment services. 

What They Offer

If you’re looking for a dynamic career change in the financial service industry, look no further! The company offers a progressive work environment that will support your professional career within the procurement department. As a Strategic Sourcing Manager, you’ll enjoy working with a collaborative team culture with a healthy work-life balance, in addition to competitive compensation and great benefits’ packages.

As An Ideal Candidate, You Will Have:

  • Strong indirect procurement background (with a broad category background)
  • Strong IT Procurement background
  • Strong Sourcing experience
  • Great communication skills 
  • Strong negotiation skills

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Neil Drew (neil@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.

Updated on September 17, 2021.

Public Services and Procurement Canada
Buying Specialists – Toronto and Kingston (+ other locations)
$80,539 to $92,033

COVID-19 has impacted our lives, especially in our careers. This Fall, as more offices open their doors, many of us are thinking about changing careers for more flexibility and security.

Are you a Procurement professional looking for a new opportunity with security, flexibility, and diversity? 

Do you want to make a major impact in Canada, while working on some of the largest deals in the country for goods and services?

A division of the Federal Government, Public Services and Procurement Canada is recruiting multiple Buying Specialist positions across the country, with many opportunities in Toronto and Kingston. Buying Specialists will work with one of Canada’s largest Procurement teams, purchasing goods and services in excess of $22 billion a year. 

With an influx of new projects, and an ever changing workforce due to recent promotions and retirements, PSPC is hiring the next generation of Procurement professionals. With a large diverse team and scope of work, PSPC offers excellent career growth, with opportunities for promotion and skill development. Buying Specialists will work with a diverse team on a wide range of projects, including high-profile procurements that actually make a difference to the day-to-day life of Canadians.

Benefits of working for the Federal Government include:

  • Job security 
  • Great rates of pay
  • An incredibly competitive pension and benefits plan 
  • Huge degrees of flexibility 
  • Growth and development

Public Services and Procurement Canada also prides themselves on promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, with opportunities for underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities.

Public Services and Procurement Canada is committed to achieving a competent, representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. They work hard to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, they have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the fifth year in a row and here is a list of some of their diversity and inclusion achievements:

  • five diversity networks with a national coordinator;
  • a Task Force on Anti-racism, Workplace Culture and Equity;
  • a national Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement Unit;
  • an Ombudsman for Mental Health (the first such position within the federal public service);
  • an Accessibility Office and;
  • a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Centre of Expertise.

We invite you to join an organization in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated and respected.

If you are a motivated, ambitious Procurement professional and are considering a new career opportunity, this could be the move for you, with opportunity, diversity, security and flexibility that is hard to match.

For more information about the role requirements, what it is like to work for the Federal Government and to apply to the many positions, please visit:  https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfppsc.gc.ca/psrssrfp/applicant/page1800?toggleLanguage=en&poster=1617792

If you have any questions, please contact Neil Drew at neil@winchesters.ca or 416-560-0434.


Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada
Spécialiste des achats – Toronto et Kingston (+ autres endroits)
Entre 80 539 $ et 92 033 $

La COVID-19 a eu une incidence sur notre vie, en particulier sur notre carrière. Cet automne, de nombreux bureaux rouvriront leurs portes aux employés, et beaucoup d’entre nous envisagent de changer de carrière pour profiter de plus de souplesse et de sécurité.

Êtes-vous un professionnel de l’approvisionnement à la recherche d’une nouvelle possibilité offrant sécurité, souplesse et diversité? 

Souhaitez-vous avoir une grande influence sur les affaires du Canada, tout en prenant part à certaines des plus grandes transactions de biens et de services au pays?

Division du gouvernement fédéral, Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada (SPAC) cherche à combler plusieurs postes de spécialiste des achats dans l’ensemble du pays, dont de nombreuses possibilités à Toronto et à Kingston. Les spécialistes des achats travailleront avec l’une des plus grandes équipes d’approvisionnement du Canada, qui acquiert chaque année des biens et des services d’une valeur de plus de 22 milliards de dollars. 

L’afflux de nouveaux projets et l’évolution de l’effectif au fil des promotions et des départs à la retraite récents incitent SPAC à recruter la prochaine génération de professionnels de l’approvisionnement. Fort d’une grande équipe diversifiée et d’un vaste champ d’action, SPAC offre un excellent cheminement de carrière grâce aux possibilités de promotion et de perfectionnement des compétences qu’il offre. Les spécialistes des achats travailleront avec une équipe diversifiée à un vaste éventail de projets, notamment des achats de premier plan qui ont une incidence sur la vie quotidienne de la population canadienne.

Voici les avantages de travailler pour le gouvernement fédéral:

  • Sécurité d’emploi
  • Taux de rémunération élevés
  • Régime de retraite et d’avantages sociaux incroyablement compétitif
  • Grande souplesse
  • Croissance et développement

SPAC est également fier de promouvoir un effectif diversifié et inclusif et d’offrir des possibilités aux groupes sous-représentés, soit les femmes, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les minorités visibles.

SPAC s’engage à se doter d’un effectif compétent et diversifié, représentatif de la population canadienne. Il s’efforce de créer un milieu de travail accueillant, respectueux et inclusif dans le cadre de divers programmes et initiatives. En fait, il a été désigné comme l’un des meilleurs employeurs où règne la diversité au Canada pour la cinquième année consécutive. Voici une liste de quelques-unes de ses réalisations en matière de diversité et d’inclusion:

  • cinq réseaux de diversité dotés d’un coordonnateur national;
  •  un groupe de travail sur l’antiracisme, la culture organisationnelle et l’équité;
  • une unité nationale de réconciliation et de mobilisation autochtones;
  • un ombudsman de la santé mentale (le premier poste de ce genre au sein de la fonction publique fédérale);
  • un bureau de l’accessibilité;
  • un centre d’expertise sur l’analyse comparative entre les sexes plus (ACS+).

Nous vous invitons à vous joindre à une organisation où les différences individuelles sont reconnues, appréciées et respectées.

Si vous êtes un professionnel de l’approvisionnement motivé et ambitieux et que vous envisagez une nouvelle occasion de carrière, ce pourrait être le poste qu’il vous faut, grâce à des possibilités, une diversité, une sécurité et une souplesse difficiles à égaler.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur les exigences du poste et le travail au sein du gouvernement fédéral ou pour présenter votre candidature aux nombreux postes offerts, veuillez consulter le site suivant: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?toggleLanguage=fr&poster=1617792  

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter Neil Drew à neil@winchesters.ca ou au 416-560-0434.

IT Category Manager – Remote – Salary up to $130,000

Posted on September 15, 2021.

Our client—a well-known Canadian brand—is looking to hire an IT Category Manager for a 3 month contract in the Greater Toronto Area. The IT Category Manager will help deliver specific projects during their critical phases.

This role will require you to go into their office 2/3 days per week (Covid regulations permitting) and they are based in Mississauga. It is a salaried position up to $130,000 per annum.

The candidate will have at least 8 years of solid IT procurement experience from large-scale businesses. It’s critical that the IT Category Manager is a fast learner with an ability to swiftly build internal relationships.

We’re looking to fill this role quickly, so interested candidates should apply ASAP.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Paul Young (paul@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.

Vendor Manager – Up to $80 per hour – GTA/Remote

Posted on September 15, 2021.

We’re looking for an experienced Vendor Manager to fill a 3-month contract for our client in the public sector, located in the Greater Toronto Area. The Vendor Manager will mainly focus on resolving issues and ensuring satisfcatory resolutions for the organisation. This is a new Vendor Management team and so there is a great opportunity to support this team whilst they seek to recruit permanent employees.

This role is 100% remote, with possibility of a contract extension. The ideal candidate will reside in the Greater Toronto Area and have experience of Public Sector Procurement/Vendor Management.

You will need public sector experience for this position and ideally, we’re looking for candidates with vendor management experience, however, experience in public procurement is good too. You will need superb communication skills and an understanding of how to escalate and resolve contract issues.

We’re looking to fill this role quickly, so interested candidates should apply ASAP.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Paul Young (paul@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.

Senior and Junior Buyers (2 Vacancies Available)
$60, 000 – $95,000 (plus benefits, bonus)
North GTA, ON

Posted on July 6, 2021.

Our client is a large tier one automotive company in  North GTA and is looking for 2 Buyers to join their team – one Senior Buyer and one Junior Buyer. The Buyers will work closely with vendors and develop relationships purchasing raw materials for tooling, stamping, and dies. 

Ideally, as a Buyer you will have an automotive background and be able to read engineering drawings. The ideal candidates must be comfortable handling multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment. Ideally, the Senior Buyer will also have work experience in cost estimation. These are permanent, full-time roles with flexibility to work remotely, moving to a hybrid situation in the Fall.  

These are ideal opportunities for Automotive professionals with an engineering background and experience in the automotive industry. The company offers a competitive compensation package, great benefits, and bonuses. If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity to work for a large tier one automotive company, we would love to hear from you.

As the ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • An automotive purchasing background
  • Ideally an Engineering background
  • Supply chain management diploma is not required, but a strong asset
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work at a fast-pace and handle multiple projects

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Neil Drew (neil@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.

Strategic Procurement Sourcing Specialist (Public Sector)
Toronto, ON/Remote
$95,000 – $105,000 (plus benefits)

Posted on June 14, 2021.

Our client is a growing public sector organization. They are looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist to lead the company and its stakeholders in its procurement of goods and services, including high value and complex acquisitions. This role is a full-time, 24-month contract position with a possibility of 12-month extension. Currently, the role is remote with flexibility to work in the Toronto office once a week as per COVID-19 regulations. 

We are seeking a well-versed indirect procurement generalist with superb communication skills and positive leadership abilities. The ideal candidate is flexible, possessing a high degree of adaptability and the capability of handling multiple projects across multiple categories. 

We are seeking someone with:

  • Strong generalist Indirect Procurement background
  • Ideally public sector Procurement experience (although not essential)
  • Superb stakeholder engagement skills to work proactively internally

Our client offers competitive market wages, benefits programs, and policies to support your work-life balance. This opportunity is ideal for someone seeking to make an impact and who would love to work in a challenging team of experienced professionals. If this describes you perfectly, then you would be a great fit to the team!

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Paul Young (paul@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.