The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.
With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!
Reporting to the Purchasing Specialist, you will be responsible for senior purchasing and supervisory work, performing the more complex purchasing functions, providing advice and guidance to departmental clients on complex purchasing issues and supervising routine purchase activities.
and advising and assisting departmental clients and suppliers regarding purchasing problems and requirements. The Senior Buyer will also perform related work as required.
Qualifications include completion of grade 12 supplemented by completion of a purchasing certification (e.g. Supply Chain Management Professional Designation Program) or equivalent and considerable related purchasing experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
and of contract law, negotiation and corporate insurance. Sound knowledge of the functions and requirements of the departments served.
to study and review market conditions and prepare reports and recommendations on purchasing matters; and to review and supervise the work of subordinate buyers and provide training as required.
IT related procurement / sourcing and contract negotiation (such as SAAS) will be an asset. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.
This is a temporary full time opportunity until December 31, 2021 with the possibility of an extension.