Strategic Procurement Services

Strategic Procurement Services

site header

Meet the Strategic Sourcing Team

The Strategic Sourcing Team is responsible for the oversight of university procurements over $10K CAD (before taxes) and the running of open procurement processes in excess of $100K CAD (before taxes).  Listed below are the team members involved in sourcing activities.

Kelly McGarry, CSCMP | Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing

Kelly joined Queen’s University’s Strategic Procurement Services department as a Procurement Specialist focused on Research in 2008 and currently, she holds the role of Associate Director.  Prior to joining Queen’s, Kelly’s career in the pharmaceutical and food manufacturing industry spanned over 10 years in supply chain management with roles as Procurement Leader and Logistics Manager. Known as a procurement innovator, she has introduced a variety of cutting-edge procurement practices resulting in significant savings for the university as well as Canadian and Province wide collaborative contracts.  In addition to leading the Strategic Sourcing team, Kelly leads large value complex procurements for the university.  Have a question on the procurement policy or are wondering how to achieve best value when engaging with suppliers – Kelly is your go-to resource! | (613) 533-3380 | ext. 33380

Shelley Rizzo, CPPB | Procurement Specialist

Shelley joined Queen's as a Procurement Specialist at the end of 2018.  Shelley brings with her, 8 years of public sector buying experience and a wealth of knowledge as the Procurement Lead on a Procure to Pay system implementation.  Shelley has a passion for good value and a gift for customer service which lends itself nicely to assisting the Queen's community through the procurement of complex goods and services.  Shelley focuses on ITS and Research, but you'll find her popping up wherever there's a need. Shelley recently obtained her Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) designation through though the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council. | (613) 533-2626 | ext. 32626

Ed Lew | Buyer

Ed began working at Queen’s in 2008 and joined the Strategic Procurement Services department in 2011.  As a Buyer, Ed primarily supports the construction procurement requirements of Physical Plant Services but is also available to provide procurement guidance and support to all areas of the Queen’s community. In addition, Ed is responsible for pulling data and slicing and dicing it for reporting to the various levels within the University and as required by the government.  As a Queen's graduate, Ed has history and knowledge that make him a huge asset to the SPS team! | (613) 533-6000 | ext. 75277

Ryan Luney | Buyer

Ryan began his career at Queen’s in 1998.  He joined Queen’s Strategic Procurement Services department as a Junior Buyer in 2016, and not long after, was promoted to the role of Buyer.  Prior to joining SPS, Ryan’s career at Queen’s was spent with Central ITS at the Campus Computer Store where he gained a wealth of knowledge in IT Procurement and Supplier Management.  Ryan is a leader in the ITS buying space, but also helps out in other areas whenever he is needed.  In addition to that, Ryan is the go-to buyer when it comes to digging into collaborative agreements to see if they're a good fit for the university. | (613) 533-3007 | ext. 33007