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*** Notes Added to Senior Buyer ***
Senior Buyer Posted: May 3, 2018 12:46 PM
The closing date for this job opportunity has been extended to Friday, May 18, 2018.

Senior Buyer
Municipality: District of Mission This posting closed on

May 18, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 2018-12 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Finance - Purchasing & Stores Division
Job Description: Employees in this position are responsible for performing complex purchasing functions in compliance with known policies and procedures and for providing advice and guidance to departmental clients on complex purchasing issues.
Duties: Prepare, review and analyze detailed specifications, competitive bid documents and contracts.

Prepare contracts and service agreements, in consultation with legal counsel, ensuring competitive bidding law requirements are met.

Advise and assist departmental clients and suppliers regarding purchasing problems and requirements and be responsible for purchasing goods and services in a timely, cost effective manner.

Determine the requirements related to the procurement of goods and services including sourcing, current price and product information for estimating project costs and recommending a course of action or product based on best practices.

Source and procure supplies, obtaining and analyzing quotations from suppliers for goods and services, checking product price, quality, availability, quantity, delivery options and freight costs.

Develop and maintain purchasing processes and systems for the purpose of data gathering and analysis, records management and improving efficiency levels.

Create and process purchasing requisitions, purchase orders, invoices and other documentation checking for accuracy, completeness of information and proper authorization.

Contact suppliers to resolve discrepancies such as those between purchase orders and deliveries.
Administer the purchasing card (P-Card) program.

Vendor management; as required, interview salespersons and manufacturers’ representatives to obtain information on products and services being offered.

Produce reports and create and maintain a variety of departmental accounting and purchasing records.

Assist with inventory counts.

Establish and maintain effective communication and coordination with purchasing/stores staff, other organizational units, and suppliers, the public and outside agencies.

As required, provide guidance and delegate work to other Purchasing staff.

Provide training for new staff performing related functions.

Provide information related to the performance assessment of new Purchasing staff.

Participate in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures.

Perform other duties related to the position.
Educational Requirements: High School graduation or equivalent.

Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation; or completion of a degree or diploma in a related discipline from an accredited post-secondary institution; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

A minimum of five years’ experience in a purchasing environment performing complex procurement functions.
Skill Requirements: Considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures and regulations governing municipal purchasing.

Considerable knowledge of market conditions, price trends and business conditions affecting the work.

Considerable knowledge of accounting procedures related to purchasing.

Considerable knowledge of the requirements and functions of the municipal clients served.

Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of accurate reports and records related to purchasing/inventory functions.

Ability to evaluate quality, price and service factors to determine quality and suitability of products and services.

Ability to interpret and apply the laws of contract and competitive bidding to a variety of situations.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Advanced communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to maintain attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

Ability to operate a forklift.

Ability to prioritize assigned work to meet departmental priorities and schedules.

Ability to be courteous and tactful in a variety of demanding and difficult situations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts and to communicate tactfully and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.

Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License.

Certification to operate a forklift. Training and certification will be provided to the successful candidate.
Salary: $39.44 plus a comprehensive benefit package.
Additional Information: This full-time position works a four (4) day week, Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Opening Date: April 24, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: May 18, 2018 04:30 PM
*We thank all interested candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.