Procurement Officer (Finance) – CBC

Job Family Finance
Primary Location Montreal

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

Language Skill Level (Reading) B
Language Skill Level (Writing) B
Language Skill Level (Speaking) B

Status of Employment Temporary
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Please note that this is a 12-month temporary position.

Your role

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Operations, you will advise requestors on procurement of goods and services, ensuring compliance with corporate procurement standards and policies.
Also, your analytical skills, sound judgment and communication skills will allow you to assume the daily responsibilities related to the role of a buyer, namely:

Performs a needs analysis with customers and determines the appropriate method of supply
Analyzes and processes purchase requisitions, creates and authorizes purchase orders, amends related documents as required to reflect cost variances between purchase orders, invoices and acquisition cards
Research and evaluate new sources of supply
Conducts assigned vendor selection processes; analyzes requirement; prepares RFP; develops evaluation grid; submits requests to vendors. Analyzes responses and makes recommendations to requestors
Negotiates with suppliers, as requested, on prices of goods or services and other terms and conditions
Ensures compliance with purchasing terms and conditions and communicates with suppliers or requisitioners as required
Ensures that transactions and contractual documents take into account the various issues, risk elements and reflect the commercial agreements and terms and conditions
Fills out appropriate forms and documents; prepares correspondence and reports as required to ensure necessary follow-up
Familiarizes others with their work by explaining their own tasks and informs the applicant in real time of the progress of projects and/or actions in progress

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

College diploma or equivalent
Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) certification, an asset
Two years’ experience or more in similar or related positions or activities

Proven client service skills and experience
Experience with tendering processes (RFPs) an asset
Bilingualism essential (spoken and written)
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Advanced knowledge of SAP
Strong interpersonal and team-playing skills
Able to take initiative, be proactive, and work independently
Proven negotiation skills
Strong ability to multitask and prioritize in a busy, high-pressure work environment
Highly organized and able to meet tight deadlines
Attention to detail and accuracy
Open-minded and comfortable adapting to change

Selected candidates will be tested as follows :
Practical tests: Will cover various situation scenarios related to the production requirements

All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Apply now

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.