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Assistant Procurement Manager

Surrey, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city-and their careers-forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey.

Employment Status

Exempt - Regular Full-Time


Are you an experienced and passionate procurement professional with a desire to make a difference? Are you a leader that strives to enhance your team's success and add value to the business? We are looking to add to our team an Assistant Procurement Manager, who will play a key leadership role in providing oversight of the Procurement Services team.


Reporting to the Procurement Services Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
    • You will supervise and mentor a team of 12 procurement professionals and administrative staff. • You will complete performance reviews and provide regular coaching to address individual needs and ensure an engaged workforce. • You will use your solid understanding of the procurement and contract administration processes to provide guidance to the team for excellent results. • You will use your strong customer relations skills to build and maintain strong internal stakeholder relations, as well as manage supplier relationships and assist in building effective business partnerships. • You will play a lead role in making decisions that align with stakeholders' needs and the strategic direction of the Procurement Services Section. • You will use your knowledge and continually review business processes to enhance and streamline the procurement process. • You are a "big picture" thinker and able to connect the dots to value added solutions and assist in developing and implementing purchasing strategies (e.g., buy plans). • You will draft and review reports and use both your verbal and written communication skills to articulate contract and purchasing processes. • You will provide presentations for various levels of management. • You will represent the Procurement Services team on special projects and other City initiatives. • Other duties as assigned.


Our ideal candidate shares our City values of Community, Innovation, Integrity, Service and Teamwork, and can demonstrate the following qualifications:
    • Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in Finance, Business or a related field. • Minimum of 3 years of directly related procurement experience. • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) Certification, or an equivalent designation. • Demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience of a diverse staff team. • Municipal, Federal, and/or other public sector procurement experience is considered a strong asset. • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. • Exercises initiative and good judgment, and comfortable working independently and as part of a team. • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Conditions of Employment

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until filled.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community

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