Buyer - Risk and Procurement

Employment type: Full-time
City: Prince George
Last visit: 2014-10-20
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-20


About the City

Prince George is the largest city in one of Canada’s fastest growing regions. The City has a population of nearly 80,000 people and serves a region of about 326,000 people. Our City offers an affordable quality of life, where four-season recreational opportunities and the natural beauty of the outdoors are complemented by a full range of urban amenities. All of these qualities differentiate Prince George from other locations and make the City a preferred location to live, work, study and invest.

If you enjoy being technically challenged and thrive in a strong team environment, then we want to hear from you! Come and enjoy a rewarding career with a progressive municipal government that continually strives for excellence! 

About the Opportunity

The City of Prince George is seeking a Buyer - Risk & Procurement to join the team in Prince George, BC.

Reporting to the Supervisor - Procurement, you will be responsible for purchasing commodities, equipment, services and other miscellaneous maintenance, repair and operations materials. You will also work with a variety of departments and suppliers to deal with quality issues, service requirements, delivery details, prices and bids. 

Other responsibilities of this dynamic role include:

Preparing competitive bid documents pursuant to established policies and procedures;

Conducting formalized debriefing meetings with successful suppliers of goods and services;

Obtaining bids from suppliers either by phone or through written submissions and bringing any debatable bids to the attention of the Supervisor, Procurement;

Procuring various materials and services from requisitions submitted by departments;

Coordinating and expediting delivery of materials;

Resolving contract issues relative to service and supply agreements; and 

Securing and arranging for disposal of City-owned surplus items, in accordance with City policies.

To qualify for this role, you will have completed Grade 12 and have a two-year Diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution. You will also have a Professional Purchasing designation and at least 3 years of purchasing experience, preferably in a municipal setting. Ideally, you will also have experience with the preparation and management of RFP's, tenders, contract management and other forms of non-binding bid processes. Experience with computerized procurement systems and Windows-based computer programs is desirable.  

With a demonstrated ability to respond to competitive bid issues in a timely, effective and law-abiding manner, you will need considerable knowledge of the legal aspects of competitive bidding and negotiating, as well as market trends. 

With the ability to work autonomously and within a team environment, you will have proven initiative and excellent organizational, time management, communication and interpersonal skills. A strong customer orientation is essential. You will deal courteously and diplomatically with members of the general public, as well as internal and external customers. You will also be able to use tact and discretion when handling confidential matters. 

If this sounds like you, please read on to see what we can offer you!

About the Benefits

At the City of Prince George you will enjoy a rewarding career where you will have a direct and positive influence on the future of our community. We offer a work environment that is team-oriented and professionally fulfilling. Quite simply, we encourage our employees to use their talents to make our city even better!

We understand that financial security is important and in exchange for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive hourly wage of $31.29 in this unionized role. You will also receive a great range of benefits, including:

Municipal Pension Plan;

Comprehensive Health Benefits;

Leadership training and opportunities for growth; 

Wellness Program;

Relocation assistance. 

At the City of Prince George, safety always comes first. All of our employees can expect to receive the training and tools required to maintain a safe and comfortable working environment.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to work with a team of exceptional people and become an integral part of a friendly and close-knit community – APPLY NOW!

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Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: 3 Years

Education: Diploma

Industry: Business and Professional Services

Job Function: Supply Chain and Logistics