Internship Opportunity


Purchasing Assistant

Toronto Transit Commission ttc
Number of Positions:
Application Deadline:
May 24, 2019
Start Date:
Jun 10, 2019
End Date:
Jun 05, 2020
Materials & Procurement

Job Description:

Purchasing Assistant

Guided by a new and ambitious Corporate Plan, the Toronto Transit Commission, North America’s 3rd largest transit system, has embarked on a 5-year journey to transform into a transit system that makes Toronto proud. Our ongoing recruitment efforts are strategically aligned with the TTC’s corporate mission “to provide a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy.”

Job Description:

You will be responsible for performing a variety of routine clerical, on-line data entry and stenographic duties in support of the Purchasing & Sales section
procurement activities for low value requirements.

Duties will include:

  •  Liaising with internal TTC staff and external suppliers
  • Obtaining quotations for the procurement of various goods/services
  • Utilizing and developing lists of qualified bidders for goods/services
  • Learning and adhering to relevant TTC policies, procedures and industry best practices
  • Creating spreadsheets
  • Other related duties as assigned

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • You will require a good knowledge of modern office practices and procedures
  • You must possess a good working knowledge of personal computers, and software applications relevant to the work
  • You must have excellent typing/word processing skills, including a good knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Must be detail oriented and possess good communication and organizational skills
  • Post-secondary degree (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, etc.), or the equivalent, combined with a few years of related work experience

Other Information:

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Location: Major intersection is at Bathurst and Dupont.

Employer Question 1:

Are you legally eligible to work in Canada for the entire duration of this internship?

Employer Question 2:

Do you have any relatives currently employed with the TTC? A “relative” is defined as: spouse, common-law and/or same sex partner, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin and any other in-law or step relative. If yes, what is the name, relationship, and position/title of the relative.

Employer Question 3:

Please list the computer systems and/or software that you are proficient in.