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Purchasing Agent 

Category Professional and Technical  
Req Number PRO-19-00007  
Department Centralized Equipment Pool 

Work type Regular Full-time 

Grade Grade 4 ($26.01/hr to $31.09/hr) 


Posting Close Date 08/14/2019 


Serving the Augmentative and Alternative Communication community this full time position involves the procurement of speech generating devices, writing aids, mountings and parts to support leasing and sales as well as the processing of all sales orders and quotations.

Key Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Program Director the Purchasing Agent will:

  • Generate purchase orders
  • Issue tenders (Request For Proposals)
  • Review and monitor inventory
  • Maintain all documentation and records
  • Negotiate pricing and manage contracts
  • Source new products and vendors
  • Maintain system database
  • Provide sales quotes and process sales orders

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Experience and Educational Requirements

  • A relevant college diploma or university degree (i.e. Supply Chain Management, Business)
  • 1-2 years purchasing experience ideally in an electronics / high tech environment
  • PMAC enrollment and AAC experience is an asset
  • Working knowledge of 4D information system is an asset.


  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to multi task in a fast paced environment, be self motivated, and team focused.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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