Manager, Purchasing & Contracts

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 23088
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 8, 2022

Department Information

Aurora College's mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

Job Information

The Manager, Purchasing and Contracts is located in Fort Smith and reports to the Director of Finance. The Manager oversees and provides purchasing and contract services for Aurora College.You are expected to ensure that policies and procedures are followed in the procurement and purchase of goods and services. You are also expected to purchase goods and services in a timely and cost effective manner while ensuring that the College receives good value in return. While also developing and maintain working relationships with suppliers.The total value of goods and services purchased by Aurora College on an annual basis is approximately $7,500,000.00. 

The Manager, Purchasing and Contracts is one of four positions reporting to the Director of Finance, however, this position works independently of other finance positions. You are given significant latitude to interpret policies and procedures and are responsible and accountable for purchasing and procurement activities. 

The Manager, Purchasing and Contracts is responsible for the procurement, vendor negotiation, tendering and other procurement activities for all Aurora College divisions including: President’s office, the eight regions, and the Aurora Research Institute (ARI).This position is also responsible for the administrative records management system.

This position requires knowledge of the GNWT Financial Administration Manual, Financial Administration Act and Aurora College Act and regulations, as well as familiarity with the Public Service Act. The role requires the ability to understand legal documents as acts, regulations and contracts.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) designation through the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) combined with 5 years of related experience in the procurement field.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23088      

Closing Date: December 8, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour (approximately $95,784 - $114,426.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $7,374.