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Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Toronto, Ontario


Position:          Strategic Sourcing Specialist/Contract Specialist
Site:                700 University Avenue - Ontario Power Generation Building
Department:    Procurement
Reports to:      Director
Salary Range:   $85,156 - $106,450 per annum
Hours:             37.5 hours per week
Status:             Permanent Full-time   


University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Strategic Sourcing Specialist/Contract Specialist in our Procurement Department.

The Energy of the City. The Rewards of a Great Career.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

As a key member of the UHN Procurement Management Office, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist/Contract Specialist, will support the delivery of savings through supply chain initiatives for the Joint Department of Medical Imaging and Laboratory Medicine Programs at UHN.


  • Minimum five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience in a public procurement role, including demonstrated contract management and contract negotiation experience
  • Health care procurement experience is an asset
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Solid experience working within a defined sourcing process/methodology
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing a high level of customer service, with an acute understanding of the customer and their needs; utilizes sound judgment and decision making
  • Demonstrated project management skills; ability to organize, control and coordinate a variety of activities in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to prioritize workload, manage unexpected occurrences and at the same time manage deadlines
  • Experience in administering terms and conditions of contracts
  • Knowledge and experience in materials provisioning and understanding of business and legal issues
  • Excellent communication skills combined with strong analytical abilities and mathematical aptitude required
  • Demonstrated experience in supplier relationship management and supplier qualification
  • Proven team player
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Contract Management software and Purchasing software

POSTED DATE: March 5, 2020            CLOSING DATE: Until filled

Posting #855935

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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