Procurement Intern Position

TKG Procurement Intern Job Posting


TKG is a 100% First Nation owned business with annual revenues of $12M+. TKG provides contracting and procurement & logistics solutions to Far North First Nations and to First Nation regional service and political advocacy organizations, Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses.

TKG was established to develop First Nation owned businesses and create business solutions that will improve the socio-economic conditions in the TKG communities. Currently TKG is focused on the improvement of TKG First Nation procurement & logistics processes.

With this in mind, our growing company is looking to fill the role of Procurement Intern. Working from our suboffice at 1093 Barton Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 5N3, the TKG Procurement Intern position will assist in developing our procurement business solutions by doing research, collecting data, quantifying purchase power, managing resources and developing business enterprises that focus on goods and services procurement to Far North First Nation communities.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Intern will leverage spending where appropriate, minimizing total cost of ownership, managing risk, and providing a valuable service to TKG's internal companies and customers.

Thank you in advance for reviewing the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your application.


General responsibilities in this intern position include but are not limited to:

General Responsibilities

  • Support procurement functions by generating and implementing efficient sourcing and category management strategies across various TKG departments.
  • Engage and assist in the development of business enterprises that focus on goods and services procurement for First Nation communities.
  • Develop request for proposal (RFP) and quote (RFQ) documents in conjunction with TKG business department requirements for Manager review.
  • Ensuring proper control of contracts, electronic documentation, confidential business information, and actively demonstrate an understanding of the need to safeguard competitive information in both electronic and non-electronic forms.
  • Evaluate vendor quotes and analyze price, quality, experience, and capabilities to determine the most suitable suppliers.
  • Under guidance from the General Manager, communicate directly with all TKG business departments to gain an in-depth understanding of their core business in order to help identify and solve problems.
  • Prepare vendor recommendations for decision-making; including management meeting approval documentation, ensuring fully compliant procurement selection processes and documentation thereof for management review.
  • Liaise with TKG First Nations to understand their local procurement processes and needs and prepare recommendations to integrate procurement processes across multiple First Nations.
  • Coordinate the assessment and development of procurement strategies for a multitude of products and services for implementation.
  • Research and support review of terms, conditions, key performance indicators, and service level metrics into vendor contracts.
  • Evaluate vendor performance in relation to established service level objectives and make recommendations to management.
  • Communicate with vendors and keep current with market pricing and offerings.


The Procurement Intern position is accountable to the General Manager of TKG. Performance will be evaluated through a TKG internal Training Plan designed around general and operational responsibilities.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must be currently pursuing a post-secondary education in business, commerce, or related field or have graduated within the previous two (2) years.
  • Knowledge of general business principles or procurement
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and accurately
  • Ability to manage and lead meetings, presentations, and complex timelines
  • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Ability to read and interpret contract terms and conditions


The salary for this position is $45,760


Persons interested in this position should forward their resume outlining their qualifications for this position by 12:00pm Friday April 19th, 2024

Sonny Mamakwa – Communications/Project Manager


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered will be contacted.


This opportunity is proudly supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and is funded through the Indigenous Workforce Development Program. It is a requirement under this program that the selected candidate for this position self-identify as an Indigenous person. Eligibility requirements of the program can be found here: