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Metro Vancouver Regional District

Buyer I (Construction Procurement Professional)

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Position Title: Buyer I (Construction Procurement Professional)

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than May 30, 2025)

Department: Procurement & Real Estate Services

Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31                                                                                                                                        

Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby

Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG T25 $3,205.95 - $3,785.23 bi-weekly

Our Procurement & Real Estate Services Department is seeking a Buyer I (Construction Procurement Professional) who will contribute towards Vancouver’s future livability by procuring critical goods and services to assist our major projects.

You are: An experienced Buyer, knowledge in the procurement of materials, equipment, and services within the construction industry. You are proactive and diligent in managing end to end public solicitations with a continuous improvement mindset.

This role:

  • In conjunction with client departments, prepares detailed specifications and related documents; assists in the preparation of criteria of acceptable vendors; arranges for calling of selected and advertised tenders; ensures all information is uniformly distributed; analyzes bids as to price, quality, quantity, future availability, past performance, etc.
  • Independently, or in conjunction with client departments, interviews suppliers, negotiates satisfactory price discounts, terms, delivery methods and dates and related items; determines the most appropriate source of supply.
  • Drafts contract language according to precedent; researches and obtains information and material required from a variety of sources.
  • Reviews all tenders, requests for proposal and contracts to ensure appropriate purchasing treatment including levels of indemnification and to verify required insurance and bonding certification; administers and monitors awarded product and service contracts.
  • Performs research and analysis of products and services, and prepares reports and recommendations on purchasing of same; provides assistance to client departments regarding purchasing matters.
  • Liaises with external and internal contacts such as engineers, architects, project managers, contractors, suppliers and lawyers.
  • Maintains purchasing records and prepares summary statistical and information reports.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

To be successful, you have:

  • Completion of the 12th school grade supplemented by courses in a recognized purchasing program, such as completion of the majority of courses leading to a diploma in the Supply Management Training program of the Supply Chain Management Association, plus considerable related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of the policies and procedures governing municipal purchasing.
  • Considerable knowledge of the sources, quantities, types and prices of products and services required.
  • Considerable knowledge of market conditions, price trends, business conditions and governmental regulations affecting the work.
  • Sound knowledge of the functions and requirements of the departments served.
  • Sound knowledge of contract law, negotiation, and corporate insurance.
  • Ability to evaluate quality, price and service factors to determine quality and suitability of all products and services.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to prepare specifications and related documents for a variety of products and services and to monitor and administer such contracts.
  • Ability to study and review market conditions and prepare reports and recommendations on purchasing matters.
  • Driver's Licence for the Province of British Columbia.

 

Our Vision: 

Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

At Metro Vancouver, we are committed to cultivating a diverse, safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce that is reflective of the region we serve. If an accommodation is required during the recruitment and selection process, please contact careers@metrovancouver.org for support. Learn more about our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.

Please follow this link https://metrovancouver.org/about-us/careers to our Careers page where you can submit your application by July 23, 2024.

Application closing date is 2024-07-23

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