JOANNA E. MARKS

Sr. Purchasing Specialist, Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Overview

Purchasing Specialists (also referred to as Procurement Specialists and Supply Chain Managers) are responsible for procuring a company's supplies and all business-related equipment. Purchasing Specialists research and identify prospective suppliers, evaluate their offering against key business criteria and the required product specifications, and negotiate purchase agreements.

Experience

2019 - Present

Sr. Purchasing Specialist

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Toronto, ON

2018 - 2019

Manager, Vendor Relations, IT Operations

Walmart Canada Bank

Toronto, ON

2017 - 2018

SENIOR Procurement Specialist, IT & Telecommunications

PwC Canada

Toronto, ON

2016 - 2017

Associate Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Walmart Canada, Corporate Head Office

Mississauga, ON

2014 - 2016

Procurement Planner

Aimia Inc.

Toronto, ON

2012 - 2014

Senior Workforce Analyst

Aimia Inc.

Toronto, ON

2010 - 2011

Project and Reporting Analyst

Davis+Henderson

Mississauga, ON

2009 - 2010

Forecasting Analyst

Davis+Henderson

Mississauga, ON

2008 - 2009

Fraud Detection Analyst

Davis+Henderson

Mississauga, ON

Education

2016-2018

Supply Chain Analytics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MITx Center For Transportation & Logistics

2016

HBX CORe: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, Financial Accounting

Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School HBX Platform

2007 - 2008

BACHELOR OF ARTS, ECONOMICS

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON

2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON

LeadershiP

2018 - Present

Director

Konekt

Toronto, ON


Konekt is an non-profit organization which offers Canadian adults of Polish descent relevant and sophisticated spaces for professional development, community building and networking, assisting them to excel in their endeavors and maintain, as well as heighten, a connection to their Polish heritage. The organization also aims to educate the wider Canadian population about Polish culture, history and Polish-Canadians' contributions to its infrastructure and cultural mosaic. Visit Website...

 

2017 - Present

Activator

SheEO

Toronto, ON


SheEO is a leading global innovation in the female entrepreneur marketplace. SheEO Activators are women who make a financial contribution and open up their networks, use their buying power and share their expertise to help grow the organization's Ventures’ businesses. With a guided development program (monthly coaching), the Ventures are deeply supported to accelerate their success in an environment generosity, designed by women for women. Visit Website...

 

2016 - Present

Director

DYPB: Discover Your Personal Brand

Toronto, ON


Discover Your Personal Brand is the largest conference of the sort in Canada, bringing together thought-leaders, high-profile experts, and successful entrepreneurs who are passionate about personal branding as a competitive differentiator. Visit Website...

 

2010 - Present

CO-CHAIR, Treasurer, Pre-Conference Supervisor

Quo Vadis Conferences Canada

Toronto/Windsor, ON


Quo Vadis Conferences are a series of international three-day events for students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 40 of Polish ethnic origin from around the globe. The purpose of these conferences is to provide over one hundred delegates with the avenue to network with like-minded individuals, exchange Polish community experiences and furthermore, develop leadership skills. Visit Website...

 

1997 - Present

Instructor

Polish Scouting Association in Canada

Greater Toronto Area, ON


The Polish Scouting Association in Canada is the official Canadian Chapter of the Polish Scouting Association outside of Poland (ZHP pgK), which continues the ideals of the pre-war Polish Scouting movement ZHP, a coeducational Polish Scouting organization recognized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Visit Website...

 

COMMUNITY

Habitat For Humanity
Canadian Red Cross
Canadian Blood Services
Canadian National Institute For The Blind
Mississauga Recreation and Parks
Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP)

Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee
Future Business Leaders of America
Service Canada Centre for Youth
SheEO Female Entrepreneurship Development
Young Polish Canadian Professionals Association (YPCPA)
Canadian Initiative of Polish Students (PISK)
Hamilton Polonia Youth Organization (HPYO)
Polish Scouting Association In Canada (ZHP PGK)
School for Leaders (FSL)
Quo Vadis Conferences Canada

Executive, VIP Committee, Mississauga Polish Day
Fundraising Coordinator, Bonnie Crombie Mayoral Campaign
Finance Director, Natalia Kusendova for MPP Campaign
Campaign Coordinator, Grant G. Grochynski for City Council
Social Media Coordinator, Louroz Mercader for City Council
Campaign Coordinator, Natalia Kusendova for School Board Trustee
President, McMaster University Polish Society

Contact

Linkedin:
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