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Senior Buyer (Senior Purchasing Officer)

Richmond, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

Are you a procurement professional with experience in running a competitive procurement process, contract drafting and negotiations, and vendor management? We have opportunities for Senior Buyers (Senior Purchasing Officers), who will be authorized to make contractual commitments for the acquisition of commodities.

You'll be responsible to ensure the integrity of the acquisition process and maximize acquisition strategies. Your activities will include coordinating projects, monitoring, and maintaining vendor performance, creating contractual documents, and conducting negotiations while responding to both external and internal clients in a high-pressure environment.

How you'll make a difference: You'll help protect the financial integrity of B.C.'s workers' compensation system, ensuring we serve British Columbians now and in the future.

Where you'll work

WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.

In this role, you'll work primarily from your B.C. home and occasionally in our Richmond office.

What you'll do
  • Manage a portfolio of contracts ensuring timely sourcing or renewal
  • Arrange necessary project resources to ensure the clients' requirements are met by creating and monitoring procurement timelines and preparing associated bid documents
  • Plan, lead, and facilitate the procurement process in multi-disciplinary procurement project team meetings
  • Conduct and coordinate pre-bid meetings, on site tours, and act as a mediator in representing WorkSafeBC interests and vendor fair play
  • Prepare, write, and review legal contracts and analyze contracts for potential problems and opportunities

Is this a good fit for you?

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for people who can:
  • Provide work direction and act as a resource to co-workers and to lead evaluation teams in selecting a product or service
  • Establish and maintain credible and cooperative working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers
  • Identify and thoroughly analyze complex purchases and make recommendations in accordance with established policies using initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment
  • Provide working knowledge of legal issues and financial principles as they relate to the sale of goods and services
  • Present technical information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing, to technical and non-technical audiences

Your background and experience
  • A minimum of six years of supply chain/procurement experience, including experience running a competitive procurement process, drafting contracts, and vendor relationship management
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation from the Supply Chain Management Association (or equivalent body)
  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline is preferred

We'll consider an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
  • Successfully meet two different criminal record clearances; one of which meets the legal requirements under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.

Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important, and so are the people we do it for.

Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self.

Learn more: Discover who we are .

Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes:
  • Defined benefit pension plan that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
  • 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
  • Extensive health care and dental benefits
  • Optional leave and earned-time-off arrangements
  • Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more)

Learn more: Find out what we offer .

Salary: $40.35 - $50.83/hourly

Want to apply?
  • Applications are welcomed immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on the closing date.
  • Please note that we will be starting assessments prior to the closing date.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply . If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.
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